Guide to... City of London

A city within a city, the City of London is also known as the Square Mile (although it actually covers an area of 1.12 square miles). The area it covers constitutes most of what was Londoninium, the settlement created by the Romans in the 1st century AD by clearing a forest, It has been self governed for 2000 years. The law and practice of the Romans became the basis of London’s institutions and political language.

The City of London is known as a hub of financial services such as insurance, commodities trading and investment. Its reputation was seriously damaged in the eyes of many when in September 2018 the British Government was forced to hand the banks headquartered in the City of London £1,600,000,000,000 (equivalent to 12.5% of the total net wealth of all households in Great Britain). The reasoning behind this was that the entire economy of the country would cease to function otherwise. The money has never been accounted for.

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City News
City News

London, EC2Y 5AP

Get the latest news in the City of London area from BBC News.Read more

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Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance

4 Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AR

Clifford Chance, London 10 Upper Bank Street London E14 5JJ DX: 149120 ...Read more

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Club Ten
Club Ten

10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ

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Clyde and Co
Clyde and Co

138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7DH

City of London Houndsditch

Coco Di Mama
Coco Di Mama

8 Queens Head Passage, London, EC4M 7DZ

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Company of Watermen and Lightermen
Company of Watermen and Lightermen

16-18 Saint Mary at Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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Compass Contract Services
Compass Contract Services

60 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TR

We're the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a...Read more

City of London Queen Victoria Street

Coppa Club (St Paul's Churchyard)
Coppa Club (St Paul's Churchyard)

Juxon House, Saint Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AY

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Core
Core

Queen Street, London, EC4N 1TY

Celebrating the finest British ingredients for an exceptional and relaxed dining experience in the heart of Notting...Read more

City of London Queen Street

Curators Coffee Studio
Curators Coffee Studio

9A Cullum Street, London, EC3M 7JJ

City of London

D&D FS Limited
D&D FS Limited

120 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA

D&D FS LIMITED - Free company information from Companies House ... Registered office address: 16 Kirby Street,...Read more

City of London Fenchurch Street

Dado 54
Dado 54

54 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4BD

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Davy's
Davy's

Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5HA

City of London Basinghall Street

Davys
Davys

Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7BD

City of London Mincing Lane

De Vine
De Vine

19 Vine Street, London, EC3N 2PX

City of London

Dechert LLP
Dechert LLP

160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4ED

City of London Queen Victoria Street

Deloitte
Deloitte

The Merchant Centre, 1 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

City of London

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank

23 Great Winchester Street, London, EC2R

25 Apr 2018 - Deutsche Bank in the United Kingdom. Deutsche Bank chooses to base its largest investment banking...Read more

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Dilchad
Dilchad

24 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP

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Dirty Martini (Wood Street)
Dirty Martini (Wood Street)

Saint Peters House, 130 Wood Street, London, EC2V 6DL

City of London Wood Street

Disappearing Dining Club Limited
Disappearing Dining Club Limited

24-26 Newbury Street, London, EC1A 7HU

Private Dinners & Parties. info > · enquire >. Creative & Brands. info > · enquire >. Warehouse Weddings. info > ·...Read more

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Drapers Company
Drapers Company

Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ

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Duke of Somerset
Duke of Somerset

15 Little Somerset Street, London, E1 8AH

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Dutch Church
Dutch Church

7 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HA

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Dutch Master
Dutch Master

Swan Pier, Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TN

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Dyers Hall
Dyers Hall

10 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2ST

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East India Arms
East India Arms

67 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BR

City of London Fenchurch Street

Eat (Farringdon Street)
Eat (Farringdon Street)

Broking Ltd, 25 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4AB

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Eat (King William Street)
Eat (King William Street)

Capital House, 85 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BL

City of London King William Street

Eataly Unit 1
Eataly Unit 1

135 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3UR

1 Mar 2018 - Eataly will open on Broadgate, as rumoured last year, but is not scheduled to ... by Adam...Read more

City of London Bishopsgate

Ed and F Man
Ed and F Man

1 Angel Lane, London, EC4R 3AB

City of London

Editors Tap
Editors Tap

Ground Floor Retail Unit, 5-11 Fetter Lane, City of London, London, EC4A 1BR

City of London Fetter Lane

Ekachai
Ekachai

9-10 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PN

Ekachai | South East Asian Cooking. We specialise in authentic Thai, Malay & Cantonese cuisine. Wok fried rice &...Read more

City of London Eating Thai Restaurants Liverpool Street

EKTE Nordic Kitchen
EKTE Nordic Kitchen

2 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

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El Vino Co (New Bridge Street)
El Vino Co (New Bridge Street)

30 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ

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Ellipsis Entertainment
Ellipsis Entertainment

56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2DX

EntertainmentLondon, Greater London115 followers ... The first experience, SOMNAI was launched in London in March...Read more

City of London Leadenhall Street

EMBER
EMBER

1A Pudding Lane, London, EC3R 8AB

City of London Pudding Lane

Emperor Wine Bar
Emperor Wine Bar

Emperor House, 35 Vine Street, London, EC3N 2PX

City of London Nightlife Bars

Etc Venues (Bishopsgate)
Etc Venues (Bishopsgate)

Broadgate Business Centre, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TQ

City of London Bishopsgate

Etc Venues (Fenchurch Place)
Etc Venues (Fenchurch Place)

Gartmore House, 8 Fenchurch Place, London, EC3M 4AJ

City of London

Etc Venues (Moorfields)
Etc Venues (Moorfields)

45 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AE

City of London

Ethos Unit 1 St Andrews House
Ethos Unit 1 St Andrews House

22 Saint Andrew Street, London, EC4A

24 Apr 2017 - Official information from NHS about St Andrews House including contact details, directions, opening...Read more

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ETM Group
ETM Group

25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

City of London Old Broad Street

Eversheds LLP
Eversheds LLP

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

City of London Wood Street

Executive Offices
Executive Offices

Quality Court, 25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1AL

City of London

Farmer J
Farmer J

24-32 King William Street, London, EC4R 9AT

City of London King William Street

Farmer J food
Farmer J food

Bankside House, 106 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 4AA

City of London Leadenhall Street

Fernandos
Fernandos

10 Devonshire Row, London, EC2M 4RH

City of London

Flock
Flock

105A Minories, London, EC3N 1LA

City of London Minories

Forge
Forge

24 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND

City of London Cornhill

Fortnum and Mason (Royal Exchange)
Fortnum and Mason (Royal Exchange)

Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LQ

Fortnum & Mason is the ultimate destination for unique gifts such as hampers, elegant wines and spirits, famous teas...Read more

City of London Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops Threadneedle Street Royal Exchange

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Beauty Essence
Beauty Essence

7 Well Court , City of London, London, EC4M 9DN

0.07km

Would you like to look beautiful, feel relaxed, or simply indulge? Our salons offer professional friendly treatments....Read more

Health & Wellness Beauty Salons Living Life

Mansion House, London
Mansion House

Mansion House, London, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

0.1km

Guided tours of the public rooms of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, includes city...Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Historic Houses Walbrook

1 Lombard Street
1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street, London, EC4N

0.13km

1 Lombard Street is a Brasserie, Bar & fine dining restaurant at the heart of Bank in London. Where the city meets...Read more

Shopping Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants Lombard Street

Sterling
Sterling

14 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2SU

0.13km

Sterling is one of the UK's leading independent corporate and financial printers and a provider of advanced virtual...Read more

Royal Warrant Holders

NCP (London Vintry Thames Exchange)
NCP (London Vintry Thames Exchange)

Bell Wharf Lane, Greater London, EC4R 3TB

0.18km

Situated off Upper Thames Street right in the heart of London, our Vintry Thames Exchange car park puts you within...Read more

Travel & Transport Car Parks

Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE

0.19km

Located in the Guildhall, collection includes art and cultural artefacts about London, Victorian-era works, remains...Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Local History Museums Art Museums

Chartered Insurance Institute Museum
Chartered Insurance Institute Museum

Chartered Insurance Institute Museum, 21 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AH

0.2km

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Firefighting Museums Lombard Street

Bank of England Museum
Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2R 8AH

0.2km

History of the Bank and its activities, banknotes and coins, books and documents, pictures, furniture, statues, silverRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Numismatic Museums Bartholomew Lane

City of London Police Museum
City of London Police Museum

City of London Police Museum, 2 Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH

0.21km

Uniforms, Victorian-era police equipment, communications devices, famous murders, WWII displayRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Crime Museums

The Bank of England Museum
The Bank of England Museum

Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2R 8AH

0.21km

Includes general information such as opening hours, location, private hire and collections, as well as the history,...Read more

Sightseeing Museums Tourist Attractions Bartholomew Lane

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD

0.29km

Anglican cathedral with religious art, sculpture, architecture, tombs, decorative artsRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Religious & Masonic Museums

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Churchyard, City of London, London, EC4M 8AD

0.31km

St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic part of the London skyline, reaching up to 111m with one of the world's tallest...Read more

Sightseeing Tourist Attractions Explore

BT
BT

81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ

0.33km

BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in...Read more

Royal Warrant Holders Newgate Street

Tate Modern
Tate Modern

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

0.36km

National collection of modern art.Read more

Galleries

Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Street Gracechurch Street and Lime Street , London, EC3V 1LT

0.36km

Leadenhall Market is a modern retail hub within a spectacular Victorian market setting. There are numerous...Read more

Explore Living Life Shopping Markets Eating Restaurants Gracechurch Street Leadenhall Street Lime Street

Shakespeares Globe
Shakespeares Globe

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

0.39km

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international...Read more

Explore Sightseeing Theatres Tourist Attractions

Museum of London
Museum of London

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

0.4km

City's history, culture, archaeologyRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Local History Museums Archaeology Museums London Wall

Clink Prison Museum
Clink Prison Museum

Clink Prison Museum, 1 Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG

0.4km

Site and history of the notorious prison in use from the 12th century to 1780Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Crime Museums

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

0.4km

Backstage tours and history of the theatre, costumes, music, theatrical effects, recreation of a 17th-century...Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Theatre Museums

Golden Hinde (1973)
Golden Hinde

Golden Hinde (1973), St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, London, SE1 9DG

0.41km

Replica museum ship of the Golden Hind, the 16th century galleon used by Sir Francis DrakeRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Maritime Museums

Museum of London
Museum of London

150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

0.42km

The story of the city from prehistoric times to the present day. Information on the collections held by the museum...Read more

Explore Sightseeing Museums Tourist Attractions London Wall

Rose Theatre Exhibition
Rose Theatre Exhibition

Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street, London, SE1 9AR

0.42km

Excavations of an Elizabethan theatreRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Archaeology Museums

Old Billingsgate Market
Old Billingsgate Market

1 Old Billingsgate Walk , London, EC3R 6DX

0.44km

Situated right in the heart of the City on the River Thames, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. There are...Read more

Explore Shopping Markets

Mappin & Webb
Mappin & Webb

125-126 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5DF

0.45km

Mappin & Webb is a truly English treasure, with more than 235 years of tradition and historical significance in the...Read more

Royal Warrant Holders Fenchurch Street

British Red Cross
British Red Cross Museum and Archives

British Red Cross, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL

0.46km

History and memorabilia of the British Red Cross, open by appointment onlyRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Medical Museums

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Blue Plaques in London

Edward R. Murrow Blue Plaque - Edward R. Murrow  1908-1965  American broadcaster  lived here   in flat No.5  1938-1946
Edith Sitwell Blue Plaque - Dame Edith Sitwell 1887-1964 poet lived here in Flat 42
William Wilberforce Brown Plaque - On the site behind this house stood until 1904 Broomwood House - formerly Broomfield - where William Wilberforce resided during the campaign against slavery which he successfully conducted in Parliament.
Henry Segrave Blue Plaque - Sir Henry Segrave  1896-1930  World Speed  Record Holder  lived here  in flat No.6  1917-1920
John Lennon Blue Plaque - John Lennon  1940-1980  musician  and songwriter  lived here in  1968
Winston Churchill Blue Plaque - Sir  Winston Churchill  lived here  1909-1913

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