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The CityThe City or 'Square Mile' is the very heart of London's thriving business district, the largest financial district in Europe. Parts of The City are among the oldest, dating back to Roman times. This part of town stretches out to the east and includes the new financial hub in the Docklands area, with Canary Wharf being the largest complex there. The City has its own governance and boundaries making it the only completely autonomous local authority in London. City slickers and those working for the big banks have the luxury of flying into City airport which convenient drops them almost to their desk - it also offers the most spectacular entrance to the country as you fly in over the water.

 

LondonTown.com - The City Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Tower Hill Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Monument Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
Wapping Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
10 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Christmas Carols

There are few better ways to get into a festive mood than singing carols around the Christmas tree or in one of London's famous churches...

 
 
Christmas Pop-Ups in London

Igloos aren't just for eskimos, they're popping up all over London this Christmas. From saunas to Sliders, curling or curling up in front of...

 
 
What's on in London 2018

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2018. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  41% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 1 minute from The City
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  37% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 2 minutes from The City
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  35% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 4 minutes from The City
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 15 minutes from The City
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 19 minutes from The City
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 25 minutes from The City
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The City

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The City
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from The City
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The City
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The City

Near The City
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Ongoing
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 9th October 2018 to 31st January 2019
The City, 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 1 minute from The City
The instagram hit, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. They've been re-designed by Coppa Club's design manager, Theresa ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
Huddle
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
The City, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 6 minutes from The City
Waddle over to the Unicorn Theatre with your little ones for Huddle, a new Unicorn commission by Filskit Theatre, the makers of Breaking the Ice. In ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
The City, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 6 minutes from The City
Kirsty Housley, whose theatre credits include Misty (Bush and Trafalgar Studios), directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm. Murderous step-mothers, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The City

Near The City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The City
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The City
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The City
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The City

The best shops and markets near The City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Tyrwhitt
London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The City
The shirt company founded by Nicholas Charles Trywhitt Wheeler in 1986 while still at university has 23 stores worldwide, including one in Paris, five ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 6 minutes from The City
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cycle Republic, Fenchurch Street
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
23 Lime Street (off Fenchurch Street), EC3M | 6 minutes from The City
After opening its first London site in 2014, Cycle Republic - the cycling-only specialist store from Halfords - now boasts ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The City

What are the best dining options near The City London?
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Zizzi - Tower Hill
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Plaza Level West, Tower Place, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The City
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
Tower Place, Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 2 minutes from The City
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
48 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The City
Food to go in its simplest form. Freshly baked bread for hand made made sandwiches, sold alongside hot pies, home made soups and simple salads. Since ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The City

Near The City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 21 minutes from The City
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 23 minutes from The City
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 25 minutes from The City
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The City

The City gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The City
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The City
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 8 minutes from The City
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The City

The best pubs near London The City.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes from The City
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The City
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The City
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The City

The City clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rotunda Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
10 Trinity Square, EC3N | 3 minutes from The City
At the heart of the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square The Rotunda Bar forms a natural gathering space ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dirty Martini, Monument
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Lovat Lane, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from The City
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Savage Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 4 minutes from The City
A sky-high bar, 12 storeys above the City, and far removed from the corporate streets below, Savage Garden is an all-day bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The City

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The City.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The City
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 3 minutes from The City
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The City
... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Seasonal | Until 31st January 2019 

Coppa Club 1 minute walk from The City

The instagram hit, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. They've been re-designed ...More

 
Huddle
Huddle
Theatre | Until 6th January 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 6 minutes walk from The City

Waddle over to the Unicorn Theatre with your little ones for Huddle, a new Unicorn commission by Filskit Theatre, the ...More

 
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
Theatre | Until 6th January 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 6 minutes walk from The City

Kirsty Housley, whose theatre credits include Misty (Bush and Trafalgar Studios), directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 21st November 2018 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from The City

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from The City

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
A Very Very Very Dark Matter
A Very Very Very Dark Matter
Theatre | Until 29th December 2018 

The Bridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from The City

Revered children's author Hans Christian Andersen, played by Jim Broadbent, harbours a dark secret in the attic of his Copenhagen ...More

 
Theatre in the Clouds
Theatre in the Clouds
Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

Shangri-La Hotel London 7 minutes walk from The City

Hosted by luxury theatre company Revels in Hand, who present private theatre shows for the ultra-rich, Theatre in the Clouds ...More

 
Night And Day: 1930s Fashion And Photographs
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 10 minutes walk from The City

Explore the day and evening styles of the decade, a time of great social change, through photographs of the stars ...More

Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 10 minutes walk from The City

Exhibitions & Art, Fashion....More

Fashion Drawing
Exhibitions | On 21st November 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 10 minutes walk from The City

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

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No 17 Dickens Yard
Dining 

From the Darwin & Wallace group, which is also behind No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, No 17 Dickens Yard in Ealing offers two big bars and a traditional Sunday roast on weekends....More

The Show In Which Hopefully Nothing Happens
The Show In Which Hopefully Nothing Happens
Theatre | From 21st March 

Unicorn Theatre

An absurdist piece about hope, humour and failure ...More

 
It's Hot, It's Not
It's Hot, It's Not
Theatre | From 2nd February 

Unicorn Theatre

A physical performance exploring the weather in all its forms, for children aged two to ...More

 
Icarus
Icarus
Theatre | From 26th January 

Unicorn Theatre

The Unicorn stages a new take on the classic myth of the boy who dared ...More

 
Ready Steady Colour's Christmas Feast
Ready Steady Colour's Christmas Feast
Theatre | From 15th December 

Unicorn Theatre

Create your own Christmas dinner, choose your 'food' ...More

 
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Comedy | From 2nd December 

Savoy Theatre

Following a smash-hit season earlier this year and ...More

 
Monsieur Le Duck
Monsieur Le Duck
Dining 

Six month pop-up between Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields focusing on duck cooked three ways, ...More

 
Soho Wala
Soho Wala
Dining 

With Chef Preet Tandi at the helm, Soho Wala offers regional Indian cooking in a ...More

 
Form&Thread
Form&Thread
Shopping 

The first bricks and mortar menswear store from Rich Jean and Chris Bell, specialising in ...More

 
Lost Boys Pizza & Croque Monsieur
Lost Boys Pizza & Croque Monsieur
Dining 

The neighbourhood pizza hangout in Camden offers black ...More

 
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Shopping 

Single origin chocolate and flavoured ganaches are beautifully displayed at this exquisite chocolate shop by ...More

 
Science Gallery
Attractions 

Open since summer 2018, the new Science Gallery is a new venue within a Grade II listed Georgian building at the foot of the Shard in London....More

Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Seasonal | From 23rd November 

Henrietta Hotel

This Christmas, New York's Miracle on 9th Street ...More

 
Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub
Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub
Drinking 

Get microbrews exclusively available at the Goose Island ...More

 
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Theatre | From 3rd December 

Bush Theatre

Mike Kenny's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about two best friends in ...More

 
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Snow Queen: Tutti Frutti
Theatre | On 25th November 

Artsdepot

Mike Kenny's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about two best friends in ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
Dance | On 18th May 

Hammersmith Apollo

See ten of the top professional dancers from ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 9th February 

The O2 Arena

Foxtrotting and waltzing its way across the country, ...More

 
The Prince Akatoki
The Prince Akatoki
Hotels 

A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's ...More

 
Artesian
Artesian
Nightlife 

One of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars within one of London's oldest hotels, the ...More

 
London Events 2019
Article 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

January in London 2019
January in London 2019
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Cate Blanchett storms the stage, Catherine Tate arrives in the West End and Cirque ...More

 
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
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From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
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London Hotels for Art Lovers
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Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
 
 
 
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