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Backing onto the other side of Guildhall from the side we passed on our Ouse Cruise, is the Mansion House in St. Helen's Square which is at the very heart of York. The Mansion House was built in 1725 as the official residence for York's Lord Mayers.
On the opposite side is St. Helen's Church after which the square was named. Between the Mansion House and the church, is Betty's, the York branch being opened in 1937, eighteen years after the business started out in the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. I'd like to treat you to a very English afternoon tea before we go any further. Also, with a bit of luck, we'll be entertained by one of the many street performers that collect in the square.