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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Oriole
Oriole

4 East Poultry Avenue, London

City of London Poultry

Osteria Del Mercato
Osteria Del Mercato

13-15 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

City of London

Painters' Hall
Painters' Hall

9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD

City of London

Pali Kitchen
Pali Kitchen

45 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 5SH

City of London Cannon Street

Patch
Patch

58 Carter Lane, London, EC4V

City of London

Patch East
Patch East

80 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH

City of London Leadenhall Street

Patsons
Patsons

10 Byward Street, London, EC3R 5AS

City of London Byward Street

Pavilion End
Pavilion End

23 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR

City of London

Peel Hunt LLP
Peel Hunt LLP

Moor House, 120 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5ET

City of London London Wall

Pho
Pho

One New Change, London, EC2V 6AG

'Tis the season - join us for a delicious Vietnamese feast and our very first completely vegan Christmas menu in...Read more

City of London

Piada
Piada

4 Adam's Court, London, EC2N 1DX

City of London

Pictet Asset management limited
Pictet Asset management limited

Moor House, 120 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5ET

City of London London Wall

Planet Organic
Planet Organic

6 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YE

The UK's largest fully certified organic supermarket, Planet Organic offer organic food delivery across the UK and...Read more

City of London

Plaza Surrounding The Gherkin
Plaza Surrounding The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

St Mary Axe is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of ... GMW Architects...Read more

City of London St Mary Axe

Poncho 8 (Cullum Street)
Poncho 8 (Cullum Street)

9B Cullum Street, London, EC3M 7JJ

Poncho 8, London: See 7 unbiased reviews of Poncho 8, rated 5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #10782 of 20910...Read more

City of London Eating Restaurants

Poncho 8 (Queen's Head Passage)
Poncho 8 (Queen's Head Passage)

11 Queens Head Passage, London, EC4M 7DZ

City of London

Popworld
Popworld

17 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BB

City of London

Pret a Manger (Fenchurch Street)
Pret a Manger (Fenchurch Street)

59 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BE

Fenchurch Street, 63. Vitro Building 62-63 Fenchurch Street London, United Kingdom EC3M 4AQ Telephone: 020 7932 5348....Read more

City of London Fenchurch Street

Punch Tavern
Punch Tavern

99 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DE

City of London Fleet Street

Pure
Pure

3 Saint Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AS

Pure London is the UK's most anticipated fashion trade show that is held over three days in a spectacular central...Read more

City of London

Puttshack
Puttshack

1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ

City of London Poultry

Rainbo
Rainbo

1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PF

This is where the journey began for Rainbo all those years ago and you can still find us across London at some of the...Read more

City of London

Rajasthan III
Rajasthan III

39 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7DB

City of London Houndsditch

Ravello
Ravello

10 Telegraph Street, London

Ravello cafes and coffee shops in London are dedicated to one thing: to delight your taste buds and quench your thirst.Read more

City of London Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops

Rebel Broadgate
Rebel Broadgate

1-2 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS

City of London

Riverbank House
Riverbank House

Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R

Riverbank House is a 30,000m2 office development for Pace Investments and the City of London, pre-let to Man Group...Read more

City of London

Rudd's
Rudd's

148 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BY

City of London Queen Victoria Street

Rustichino
Rustichino

6 Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6HH

City of London Foster Lane

Sainsbury's (AmericSquare)
Sainsbury's (AmericSquare)

2 America Square, London, EC3N 2LU

Shop online at Sainsbury's for everything from groceries and clothing to homewares, electricals and more. We also...Read more

City of London Food, Beverages & Tobacco Shops Supermarkets

Sainsbury's Local (Fenchurch Street)
Sainsbury's Local (Fenchurch Street)

40-45 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BE

40-45 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 4BE. Directions. Store information. Main Store. Opens Today at 06:30. Local...Read more

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

Sainsbury's Local (Fetter Lane)
Sainsbury's Local (Fetter Lane)

60 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AA

Fetter Lane Local Sainsbury's Store locator details page. ... Address. 60 Fetter Lane London EC4A 1AA. Directions....Read more

City of London Food, Beverages & Tobacco Shops Supermarkets Fetter Lane

Salotto 31 (Lovat Lane)
Salotto 31 (Lovat Lane)

31 Lovat Lane, London, EC3R 8EB

City of London

Satyrio
Satyrio

49 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AL

City of London Aldgate

Secret Frog Coffee Co (Houndsditch)
Secret Frog Coffee Co (Houndsditch)

Basement Retail Unit, 28-30 Houndsditch, City of London, London, EC3A 7DB

City of London Houndsditch

Shake Shack
Shake Shack

45 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 5SH

It's official. We crossed the pond and opened our first-ever UK Shack! Located in the historic Market Building near...Read more

City of London Cannon Street

Shaws Booksellers
Shaws Booksellers

31-34 Saint Andrew's Hill, London, EC4V 5DE

City of London

Skills Matter
Skills Matter

15 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB

City of London

Smith and Williamson
Smith and Williamson

Ae Capital Advisers, 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY

City of London Moorgate

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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

Joshua Reynolds Brass Plaque - Sir Joshua Reynolds, 16 July 1723 - 23 February 1792, Portrait Painter.    As a student of Italian art, his work became increasingly classical under the influence of the Bolognese school. In 1768 he was elected the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts and was knighted. From 1760 until his death, he lived and painted in his studio, on the west side of Leicester Square where Fanum House now stands.    He is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.    The bust is by Henry Weekes (1874)
James Thomson Blue Plaque - James Thomson 1700-1748 poet, author of Rule Britannia lived and died here
Edgar Wallace Bronze Plaque - Edgar Wallace Reporter Born London 1875 Died Hollywood 1931 Founder member of the Company of Newspaper Makers He knew wealth & poverty, yet had walked with kings & kept his bearing. Of his talents he gave lavishly to authorship - but to Fleet Street he gave his heart.
Alfred Salter Brushed Metal Plaque - In memory of Bermondsey GP Dr. Salter 1873 - 1945 who devoted his career to improving the health of local people and whose surgery stood on this site
William Morris Hughes Blue Plaque - The Rt. Hon.  William Morris Hughes  CH, KC  1862–1952  Prime Minister  of Australia  1915-1923  was born here
Blue Plaque № 6166 - In the roadway opposite stood St Andrew Hubbard Church destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 (plaque not yet erected)

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