London area of EC4 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's EC4 neighbourhood

Bordered by the River Thames to the south and Cheapside to the north, EC4 covers the south-western corner of the City of London and contains some notable London landmarks. St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is perched atop Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is one of the most iconic and recognisable sights in the city. Also in the region is Fleet Street, widely regarded as the home of the British press, despite the last major news office moving out in 2005. The historic Temple Church, heavily damaged during the Second World War but largely restored to its former glories, can also be found as can the Blackfriars area, home to many investment banks and financial service companies.

See our recommended nearby EC4 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

EC4 Hotels

in or near EC4
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
10 Godliman Street, EC4V
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More

EC4 Entertainment

in or near EC4
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, EC4, London SE1
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, EC4, London SE1
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
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HMS President
London > Entertainment > Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, EC4, London EC4Y
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More

EC4 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near EC4
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, EC4, London SE1
This sleek, 18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, EC4, London EC4M
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, EC4, London SE1
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More

EC4 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's EC4
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, EC4, London EC2V
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, EC4, London SE1
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, EC4, London SE1
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More

EC4 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near EC4 London?
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Northbank Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Pauls Walk, EC4, London EC4V
Tucked under the Millennium Bridge, Northbank Restaurant and Bar serves modern British cuisine in a slick environment with perfect views over the Thames and Tate Modern. ... More
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High Timber
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
8 High Timber Street, EC4, London EC4V
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City Miyama
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
17 Godliman Street, EC4, London EC4V
Japanese cuisine ... More

EC4 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London EC4.
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, EC4, London EC4Y
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, EC4, London EC4Y
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, EC4, London EC4A
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More

EC4 Nightlife

EC4 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife > Stew Lane, High Timber Street, EC4, London EC4V
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, EC4, London SE1
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, EC4, London SE1
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More

EC4 Leisure

EC4 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, EC4, London EC4Y
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, EC4, London EC4M
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, EC4, London EC1A
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More

EC4 Education

in or near EC4
International University of America
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, EC4, London EC4Y
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Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, EC4, London EC2Y
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
Inner Temple
London > Education > Law
Crown Office Row, EC4, London EC4Y
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EC4 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near EC4.
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, EC4, London EC4V
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, EC4, London SE1
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, EC4, London EC4R
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