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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Franco Manca
Franco Manca

32 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS

Franco Manca have been pioneering sourdough pizza in the UK since 2008, made fresh on site every day with properly...Read more

City of London Eating Pizza Restaurants

Freebird Burritos
Freebird Burritos

24 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PD

City of London Liverpool Street

Fresh Shellfish GB
Fresh Shellfish GB

29 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

City of London

FTI Consultancy LLP
FTI Consultancy LLP

200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD

With a team of over 800 people based in London, our clients receive expert counsel ... London. 200 Aldersgate....Read more

City of London Aldersgate Street

Gatti's
Gatti's

CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9ST

City of London

Goldman Sachs International
Goldman Sachs International

Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2BB

City of London Fleet Street

Governors House
Governors House

5 Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH

City of London

Gows
Gows

81-82 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1PR

City of London Old Broad Street

Grace Hall
Grace Hall

147 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4QT

City of London Leadenhall Street

Gremio de Fenchurch (Savage Gardens)
Gremio de Fenchurch (Savage Gardens)

26A Savage Gardens, London, EC3N 2AR

Authentic Spanish dining in the heart of historic London. Próximamente ... London. Little sister to Gremio De Brixton...Read more

City of London Savage Gardens

Ground Floor Cafe Unit
Ground Floor Cafe Unit

326-328 High Holborn, London, WC2A 1AH

A3 retail unit located on Norwood High Street. Close to West Norwood rail station the shop has a total spce of 884.7...Read more

City of London Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops High Holborn

Hachette UK
Hachette UK

50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0LS

City of London Victoria Embankment

Halcyon Days
Halcyon Days

27 Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, London, EC3V 3LP

A business of tradition with a team of highly skilled craftsmen and master artists employing refined techniques and...Read more

Shopping Gift Shops Royal Warrant Holders City of London Threadneedle Street Royal Exchange

Halkin Management Company
Halkin Management Company

Northern & Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF

City of London Thames Street

Honi Poke
Honi Poke

4 New London Street, London, EC3R 7NA

City of London

HOP Vietnamese (Leadenhall Street)
HOP Vietnamese (Leadenhall Street)

The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4AB

City of London Leadenhall Street

Hospitality,Simmons and Simmons Flr 3
Hospitality,Simmons and Simmons Flr 3

Moorgate, London, EC2Y 9AL

Alternative Real Estate Investment Classes · Hotel & Leisure · Planning · Real Estate Asset Management · Real Estate...Read more

City of London Moorgate

Hotel Chocolat (Leadenhall Market)
Hotel Chocolat (Leadenhall Market)

16 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | Same location as Hotel Chocolat Dedicated fromageries are rare in London,...Read more

City of London Accommodation

Humble Grape
Humble Grape

1 Saint Bride's Passage, London, EC4Y 8EJ

City of London

Il Boteglio
Il Boteglio

70 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

City of London Long Lane

Illy's Cafe
Illy's Cafe

1 Creechurch Lane, London, EC3A 5AY

illy Caffè in London. illy Caffè combines a genuine Italian cafè experience with illy's chic design ideals and...Read more

City of London Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops

In One Basket
In One Basket

Retail Unit 1, 2 Finsbury Avenue, City of London, London, EC2M 2PG

1 Finsbury Avenue (1FA) is a 6-storey office development on Broadgate Estate in ... The new building will introduce a...Read more

City of London Eating Restaurants

India India
India India

8 Crane Court, London, EC4A 2EJ

City of London

Indian City
Indian City

4 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AA

City of London Indian Restaurants

Inn of Court (Holborn)
Inn of Court (Holborn)

14-18 Holborn, London, EC1N 2LE

City of London

Institute Of Actuaries
Institute Of Actuaries

7 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1V 7QH

City of London

Institute of Chartered Accountants
Institute of Chartered Accountants

Chartered Accountants Hall, 1 Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA

City of London Moorgate

International Cheese
International Cheese

Liverpool Street Station, 52 Broadgate Link, London, EC2M 7PY

City of London Liverpool Street

Island Poke
Island Poke

42 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2BL

City of London

Itsu (Fleet Street)
Itsu (Fleet Street)

191-192 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT

City of London Fleet Street

Jackson and Rye
Jackson and Rye

30 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8EB

Welcome to Jackson + Rye, a New York-inspired brasserie, bar and grill. Our menus ... Join us at one of our three...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Old Jewry

Jamaica Wine House
Jamaica Wine House

Saint Michael's Alley, London, EC3V

City of London

Jamies (Fleet Place)
Jamies (Fleet Place)

City Thameslink Station, 1 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA

City of London

Jamies (Minories)
Jamies (Minories)

River House, London, EC3N 1DR

City of London

Jamies (Suffolk Lane)
Jamies (Suffolk Lane)

2a Suffolk Lane, London, EC4R 0AT

City of London

Jamies St Mary At Hill
Jamies St Mary At Hill

2 Saint Mary at Hill, London, EC3R 8EE

City of London

JLT Management Services
JLT Management Services

138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7DH

Our 500 JLT Management Services employees are based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Gloucester and...Read more

City of London Houndsditch

Joe And The Juice
Joe And The Juice

31-32 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9DD

Joe & The Juicewww.joejuice.comFREE - In Google Play. VIEW · Logo. Home MENU Apply Stores BLOG. Mute Just for Screen...Read more

City of London

Joe's Kitchen
Joe's Kitchen

34-36 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7DE

We are Joe's Kitchen. We're a bit like that friend of yours who really knows his way around a kitchen. No fuss;...Read more

City of London Ludgate Hill

JP Morgan Chase
JP Morgan Chase

60 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0JP

J.P. Morgan teams recognized by Risk magazine · J.P. Morgan Doubles ... Largest Number of Banks to Join J.P. Morgan...Read more

City of London Victoria Embankment

Kanaloa
Kanaloa

Wine Office Court, 18 Shoe Lane, London, EC4A 3BQ

City of London

Karaoke Box
Karaoke Box

12 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A 9LA

City of London

King and Wood Mallesons
King and Wood Mallesons

10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE

*New office location from September 2018*. London. 11th Floor 20 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3BY UK. T: +44 20 7550...Read more

City of London Queen Street

Kings Stores Public House
Kings Stores Public House

14 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP

City of London

Kitty Hawk
Kitty Hawk

11 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB

City of London

Konditor and Cook
Konditor and Cook

30 Saint Mary Axe - Swiss Re, 30 Saint Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

City of London

Koya Unit F1&2
Koya Unit F1&2

10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

City of London

Krua by Nathong
Krua by Nathong

56 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EA

City of London

Kurumaya (Watling Street)
Kurumaya (Watling Street)

76 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BJ

City of London

L'Antipasto City
L'Antipasto City

2 Botolph Alley, London, EC3R 8DR

City of London

L'Atelier Des Chefs
L'Atelier Des Chefs

10 Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6HR

L'atelier des Chefs cooking school offers hands-on cooking classes in London. Learn recipes & culinary tips from...Read more

City of London Foster Lane

La Piazzetta
La Piazzetta

5 White Kennett Street, London, E1 7BS

City of London

La Tasca (Leadenhall Market)
La Tasca (Leadenhall Market)

27 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

City of London

Las Banderas
Las Banderas

60B Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

Authentic Tapas in central London Great Cocktails London Corporate events and parties in Soho, Farringdon and City of...Read more

City of London Holborn Viaduct

Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien

2 Saint Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AP

Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients whenever possible, for...Read more

City of London

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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

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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

George Frederic Still Blue Plaque - Sir George Frederic Still 1868-1941 paediatrician lived here
Terence Rattigan Blue Plaque - Sir Terence Rattigan 1911-1977 playwright was born here
Charles Dickens White Plaque - While living in a house on this site Charles Dickens wrote six of his principal works. Characters from which appear in this sculptured panel
Susan Lawrence Blue Plaque - Susan Lawrence 1871-1947 social reformer lived here
Black Plaque № 9211 - Yard Office. This little building is one of the few which survive from the days of the Surrey Commercial Dock Co. It was erected in 1902 when the Greenland Dock was doubled in length. Nobody is sure what it was used for.
Chelsea China And Tobias Smollett Blue Plaque - Chelsea China was manufactured in a house at the north end of Lawrence Street 1745-1784. Tobias Smollett 1721-1771 novelist also lived in part of the house from 1750 to 1762

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