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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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Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £179  34% 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 £79  29% 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 £84  37% 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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Cococure's CirqueduLagos - Afrobeats Special At Proud Cabaret City
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 7th July to 29th December 2017 - 10.30pm-3am
The City, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 4 minutes from The City
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Rivers Of The World Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 30th September 2017 - 9.30am-5.30pm
The City, 110 The Queen's Walk, SE1 | 5 minutes from The City
Young people aged 12 to 14 from across the world inspired by their research and guided by professional artists create huge artworks for public display....More
 
 
 
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Bullsh!tium Londinium
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 9th September to 1st October 2017 - Various Times
The City, Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 6 minutes from The City
Comedy, Stand-Up....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The City

Near The City
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The City
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The City

The best shops and markets near The City
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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
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from The City
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from The City
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... 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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Food Design Thinking
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

Borough Market 9 minutes walk from The City

The Royal College Of Art and Imperial College have created a treasure trail of 'food design thinking' to encourage open ...More

The World Of Anna Sui
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

Fashion and Textile Museum 10 minutes walk from The City

Celebrating American fashion designer Anna Sui, the Fashion and Textile Museum in London presents a curated selection of over 100 ...More

Tim Bromage: The Museum Of Divergent Realities
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2017 

Toynbee Studios 13 minutes walk from The City

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Woodburner At Flat Iron Square
Concerts | Until 27th September 2017 

Flat Iron Square 13 minutes walk from The City

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Graphic Design Process: Analog Artifacts Of Experimentation
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Devonshire House 13 minutes walk from The City

Letterform Archive's popup exhibit highlights the work designers produce on the way to final products. The exhibit utilizes the breadth ...More

Woodburner Presents The Odd Beats
Concerts | On 20th September 2017 

Flat Iron Square 13 minutes walk from The City

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A Friend's Story
Theatre | Until 21st September 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The City

Vijay Tendulkar's powerful drama set around a college campus in 1940s Poona, which focuses on three students, who are embroiled ...More

Boudica
Boudica
Theatre | Until 1st October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The City

Gina McKee, well-known for her appearances in award-winning films such as Notting Hill, Atonement and In The Loop, plays the ...More

 
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The City

Matthew Dunster, Associate Director at Shakespeare's Globe, revives Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 2017. The fresh interpretation sees the ...More

 
Camille Walala: Villa Walala
Camille Walala: Villa Walala
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Exchange Square 16 minutes walk from The City

An exuberantly colourful, strange and squidgy new world, Villa Walala creates an unexpected architectural landscape in the heart of Broadgate. ...More

 

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Brockwell Park

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London Fashion Week Festival
London Fashion Week Festival
Exhibitions | From 21st September 

The Store Studios

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The Store Studios
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Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

Hospitality in the Park
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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 

Finsbury Park

The final festival of the summer, Hospitality in the Park comes to Finsbury Park for ...More

 
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
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Dining 

The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
West India Quay
West India Quay
Attractions 

A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
The Mandrake
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The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique ...More

 
Kabeiroi
Kabeiroi
Theatre | From 26th September 

Various Venues London

Pioneering immersive theatre company Punchdrunk (who gave us The Drowned Man, Sleep No More and ...More

 
My Great Orchestral Adventure
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Concerts | On 25th October 

Royal Albert Hall

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