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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The Heron
The Heron

The Heron, 5 Moor Lane, London, EC2Y

Guildhall School of Music. The lower floors of The Heron are home to the new world-famous Guildhall School of Music &...Read more

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The Ivy City Garden
The Ivy City Garden

Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1QS

City of London Old Broad Street

The Japanese Canteen (Minories)
The Japanese Canteen (Minories)

Saint Clare House, Minories, London, EC3N

City of London Minories

The Lamb Tavern
The Lamb Tavern

10-12 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

We've continued our partnership with Young's as an ever-popular hotspot for proper pub grub, carvery and real ale in...Read more

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The Lion
The Lion

31 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7DB

City of London Houndsditch

The Listing
The Listing

27 Bush Lane, London, EC4R 0AA

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The Livery Hall
The Livery Hall

5-7 Saint Helen's Place, London, EC3A 6AU

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The Lord Raglan
The Lord Raglan

61 Saint Martin's Le Grand, London, EC1A 4ER

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The Merchant
The Merchant

Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PY

City of London Liverpool Street

The Old Tea Warehouse
The Old Tea Warehouse

3/8 Creechurch Lane, London, EC3A 5AY

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The Otherist
The Otherist

111 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AP

City of London Old Broad Street

The Peacock
The Peacock

41 Minories, London, EC3N 1DT

City of London Minories

The Pelt Trader
The Pelt Trader

23 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R

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The Pepys
The Pepys

Stew Lane, London, EC4V 3PT

City of London

The Phoenix
The Phoenix

26 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AN

City of London Throgmorton Street

The Pregnant Man
The Pregnant Man

40 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JA

City of London Chancery Lane

The Rack and Tenter
The Rack and Tenter

45 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AE

City of London

The Rajasthan II
The Rajasthan II

8 India Street, London, EC3N 2HS

City of London

The Savanna
The Savanna

London, EC2M 7PY

Welcome to The Savanna's new online store. If you've visited any of our eight London stores but never shopped with us...Read more

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The Shakespeare
The Shakespeare

2 Goswell Road, London, EC1M 7AA

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The Ship
The Ship

3 Hart Street, London, EC3R 7NB

City of London

The Ship Public House
The Ship Public House

11 Talbot Court, London, EC3V 0BP

City of London

The Steel Yard
The Steel Yard

13-16 Allhallows Lane, London, EC4R 3UL

City of London

The Sterling
The Sterling

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

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

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The Still and Star
The Still and Star

15 Little Somerset Street, London, E1 8AH

City of London

The Swan Pub
The Swan Pub

20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG

City of London Gracechurch Street

The Telegraph (Telegraph Street)
The Telegraph (Telegraph Street)

11 Telegraph Street, London, EC2R 7AR

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The Three Cranes
The Three Cranes

28 Garlick Hill, London, EC4V 2BA

City of London

The Vintners Company
The Vintners Company

Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4V 2AF

City of London Thames Street

The Vintry
The Vintry

119 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AT

City of London Cannon Street

The Watch House
The Watch House

92 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1EP

City of London Fetter Lane

The Whisky Shop
The Whisky Shop

7 Queens Head Passage, London, EC4M 7DZ

The Whisky Shop is home to one of the UK's largest and varied catalogues of whisky, visit us online today to browse...Read more

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The Willis Building
The Willis Building

The Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7NP

The Willis Building is a spectacular 28-story skyscraper positioned directly across the ... from Lloyd's, in the...Read more

City of London Lime Street

The Windsor
The Windsor

2 New London Street, London, EC3R 7NA

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The Winemakers Club 2000
The Winemakers Club 2000

41a Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4AN

City of London

The Worshipful Company of Bakers
The Worshipful Company of Bakers

Bakers Hall, 7 Harp Lane, London, EC3R 6DP

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Theatre Delicatessen
Theatre Delicatessen

2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PA

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Three Tuns
Three Tuns

36 Jewry Street, London, EC3N 2ET

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Tideway
Tideway

Swan Pier, Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TN

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Tipperary
Tipperary

66 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HT

City of London Fleet Street

To A Tea
To A Tea

14 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4AB

City of London

Tortilla
Tortilla

28 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

Freshly made, award winning California-style Mexican food. Eat in or take-away.Read more

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Trinity House
Trinity House

Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4DH

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Tsuru
Tsuru

Queen Street, London, EC4N 1TY

City of London Queen Street

UBS Limited
UBS Limited

5 Broadgate, 5 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS

City of London

UK Finance
UK Finance

1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ

City of London

Uncorked
Uncorked

64 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE

City of London Cannon Street

Underground Catering
Underground Catering

4-5 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LS

Phone, +44 20 7426 2171 · Address. 4-5 Eldon St; EC2M 7LS London, United Kingdom ... Underground Catering, London,...Read more

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Unilever Uk Central Resources
Unilever Uk Central Resources

100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DY

UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED - Free company ... office address: Unilever House, 100 Victoria Embankment,...Read more

City of London Victoria Embankment

Urban Golf Smithfields
Urban Golf Smithfields

12 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A 9LA

City of London

Vagabond Wines
Vagabond Wines

Walkden House, 10 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EJ

City of London

Vertigo 42
Vertigo 42

International Financial Centre, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

City of London Old Broad Street

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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

Arthur Pinero Blue Plaque - Sir Arthur Pinero 1855-1934 playwright lived here 1909-1934
George VI, Elizabeth II, National Maritime Museum, And Royal Hospital School, London Bronze Plaque - The National Maritime Museum  occupying the former buildings of the   Greenwich Royal Hospital School  was opened on 27 April 1937 by  His Majesty King George VI  being the first public act of his reign    These Galleries were re-opened   on 11 May 1999 by  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Alliott Verdon Roe Blue Plaque - Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.
John Vereker Blue Plaque - Field Marshal Viscount Gort VC 1886-1946 Commander-in-Chief at Dunkirk lived here 1920-1926
Flora Murray, Louisa Garrett Anderson, And Endell Street Military Hospital, London Grey Plaque - Site of Endell Street Military Hospital 1915-1919. Established in former workhouse buildings during the First World War under the command of Dr Flora Murray & Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson, this 573-bed hospital is the only British army hospital to have been staffed entirely by women. More than 24,000 soldiers were treated here
Alan Herbert Blue Plaque - Sir Alan Herbert (A. P. H.) 1890-1971 author, humourist and Reformist M.P. lived and died here

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