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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Le Relais de Venise
Le Relais de Venise

5 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AD

... GALLERY; COMMUNITY; RESERVATIONS. Le Relais de Venise ... locations. Join the taste sensation in Paris, London,...Read more

City of London Throgmorton Street

Legal and General Plc
Legal and General Plc

1 Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA

Legal & General's Group website provides information for shareholders, journalists and those interested in career...Read more

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Leon (Leadenhall Market)
Leon (Leadenhall Market)

13-15 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

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Leon (London Street)
Leon (London Street)

20 London Street, London, EC3R 7JP

Why can't fast food be good food? Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to eat well and live well. LEON is now...Read more

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Liberty Bounds
Liberty Bounds

15 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AA

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Little Ship Club
Little Ship Club

Bell Wharf Lane, London, EC4R 3TB

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Livery Hall
Livery Hall

40 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 6BR

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Lloyds Bank Plc
Lloyds Bank Plc

125 London Wall, 125 London Wall, London

City of London London Wall

Lloyds Register of Shipping
Lloyds Register of Shipping

Lloyds Register of Shipping, 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS

A class apart. LR is a leading international provider of classification, compliance and consultancy services to the...Read more

City of London Fenchurch Street

Lloyds TSB
Lloyds TSB

10 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7JD

Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 2065...Read more

City of London Gresham Street

Lloyds TSB Group Plc
Lloyds TSB Group Plc

Lloyds TSB, 25 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HN

Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 2065...Read more

City of London Gresham Street

London Capital Club
London Capital Club

15 Abchurch Lane, London, EC4N 7BW

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London Executive Offices
London Executive Offices

85 Gresham Street, London, EC2R 7HE

Meeting rooms, serviced and virtual offices in London, with state-of-the-art technology and services. Inquire about...Read more

City of London Gresham Street

Madison
Madison

New Change, London, EC4M 9AF

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Magpie and Stump
Magpie and Stump

18 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EP

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Maison Mekong
Maison Mekong

53 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AE

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Mangia Siciliano
Mangia Siciliano

17 Blomfield Street, London, EC2M 7AJ

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Manicomio
Manicomio

6 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 8AS

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Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer

168 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 6DE

Welcome to the M&S website. Shop clothing, home ... M&S Opticians. Marks and Spencer plc Waterside House, 35 North...Read more

City of London Shopping Food, Beverages & Tobacco Shops Supermarkets Fenchurch Street

Marks and Spencer to Go
Marks and Spencer to Go

London

Welcome to the M&S website. Shop clothing, home ... to Marks & Spencer. Get the finest Marks & Spencer products,...Read more

City of London Shopping Food, Beverages & Tobacco Shops Supermarkets

Mas Q Menos
Mas Q Menos

3 London Street, London, EC3R

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Mason's
Mason's

12-14 Masons Avenue, London, EC2V 5BB

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MF Angel GP Limited
MF Angel GP Limited

1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ

MF ANGEL GP LIMITED - Free company information from Companies House ... office address: 7th Floor Berger House, 38...Read more

City of London Berkeley Square

Mintleaf
Mintleaf

12 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HB

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Missouri Angel
Missouri Angel

The Angel, 14 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LJ

City of London Crosswall

Moore Stephens LLP
Moore Stephens LLP

150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB

City of London Aldersgate Street

Moshi Moshi
Moshi Moshi

Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PY

City of London Liverpool Street

Motel One UK
Motel One UK

24-26 Minories, London, EC3N 1BQ

City of London Minories

Mrs Fogg's
Mrs Fogg's

37 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2BN

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Mumbai Square
Mumbai Square

7 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7AA

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Mv Golden Sunrise
Mv Golden Sunrise

Temple Pier Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN

City of London Victoria Embankment

Mv William B
Mv William B

Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3N 4DT

19.00 – Pick up at Tower pier on River Cruiser William B; Prossecco reception ... and London's sights; 19.45 – Bowl...Read more

City of London Thames Street

Nando's (Middlesex Street)
Nando's (Middlesex Street)

120 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7HY

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Nationwide Building Society
Nationwide Building Society

1 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8JX

The world's largest building society, run for the benefit of its members. Helping you with your current account,...Read more

City of London Threadneedle Street

News and Chews
News and Chews

20 Masons Avenue, London, EC2V 5BT

Find News & Chews in LONDON, N12. Get contact details, videos, photos, opening times and map directions. Search for...Read more

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Nisa News and Off Licence
Nisa News and Off Licence

10 Harrow Place, London, E1 7DB

Nisa News & Off Licence of London, was given a Food Hygiene Rating of 4 (Good) by City of London on 28th November 2016.Read more

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Noo Noodle
Noo Noodle

13 Saint Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AX

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Nosh Cafe (Holborn Circus)
Nosh Cafe (Holborn Circus)

Thavies Inn House, 3-4 Holborn Circus, London, EC1N 2PL

City of London Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops

Notes Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar (Gherkin)
Notes Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar (Gherkin)

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

City of London Nightlife Bars

Number 25
Number 25

25 Birchin Lane, London, EC3V 9DJ

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Old Red Cow
Old Red Cow

71 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

City of London Long Lane

Omnino Steak House
Omnino Steak House

79 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH

City of London Leadenhall Street

Omnino Steakhouse
Omnino Steakhouse

7-9 Saint Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AS

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One Creechurch Place
One Creechurch Place

1 Creechurch Lane, London, EC3A 5AY

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One New Change
One New Change

1 New Change, London, EC4M 9AF

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One Under Lime
One Under Lime

1 Leadenhall Place, London, EC3M 7DX

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OneSixty City
OneSixty City

9 Stoney Lane, London, E1 7BH

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Open Space
Open Space

Liverpool Street, London, EC2A 2BY

City of London Liverpool Street

Oracle
Oracle

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

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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

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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