About City of London
The City of London, often simply referred to as ’The City’ or ’The Square Mile’, is a city within London. This is a thriving, bustling, hugely commercial part of London and an important financial hub. Many global banking, legal and insurance institutions have their headquarters in the City. Before the 1990s, the City consisted of nearly all offices, but through the encouragement of residential use, hotels and department stores began to open, turning the City into a tourist location, with many sights and attractions. The City of London has relatively few intact notable historic structures, due to fires and bombings during World War II, but perhaps the most well-known sites and buildings include the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, and in the last few decades, The Gherkin and Heron Tower.
Setting up your business here
The City of London is the ideal location for many types of business, especially financial and insurance institutions. The area is well connected with excellent transport links and there is plenty of opportunity for business networking, whether that be at a client lunch or at a specific event held in one of the City’s famous skyscrapers. The London Stock Exchange has its current premises close to St Paul’s Cathedral, and many major corporations reside in The City, including Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst and Young, Standard Chartered, Allen & Overy, DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells. As a financial and corporate centre, the City of London boasts plenty of executive commercial suites and serviced offices for rent.
A typical office in City of London
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in City of London
The City of London promises many sites and attractions, including The Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe in between Bank and Liverpool Street; it has various restaurants and the view over London from the top floor should not be missed. The majority of the City’s skyscrapers are primarily used by the financial sector, but they are worth visiting for the splendour and the architecture; and you can be sure to find many upmarket bars, restaurants and galleries within the vicinity. In terms of dining out, you can find every type of cuisine, from Bonds on Threadneedle Street, serving modern European food, Sweeting’s, a fish and seafood establishment on Queen Victoria Street open for lunch only, to Grand Café, Royal Exchange and Simpson’s Tavern on Cornhill, for good, hearty British food. Some of the must-see attractions include the City of London Police Museum, Guildhall Art Gallery, The Monument to the Great Fire of London, the Bank of England Museum and the Barbican Centre.
- Tube lines: Northern, Central, Waterloo & City, Docklands Light Railway, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines
- Mainline stations: Bank, Monument, Liverpool Street, Mansion House, Moorgate, St Paul’s, Aldgate, Farringdon
- Nearest motorways: A1, A10, A3, A4, A40
- Nearest airports: City, Heathrow, Gatwick
- Other: More than 10 bus routes to; South, Central, West, East and North London. London Cycle Network