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80 Basinghall Street, City, London EC2V 5AR
 
 
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The City Centre Gallery Mon to Sat 10am-5pm | The City Model Exhibition Fri & Sat 10am-5pm
 

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The City Centre Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public events and a learning programme reveal the cultural gems and hidden corners of the historically rich financial district of London. As well as regularly changing exhibitions there's a permanent display of New London Architecture's The Developing City which reviews key moments over the City's 800 year history but also looks to the shape of the city between now and 2050. The City Centre is also available for private hire, with a board room, conference room and, for the first time ever, access to London's Roman Amphitheatre, opened up for private events for up to 200 people.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bank Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  34% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 3 minutes from The City Centre
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  40% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 6 minutes from The City Centre
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  35% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from The City Centre
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest The City Centre

Nearest to The City Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 6 minutes from The City Centre
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 12 minutes from The City Centre
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white reportage ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The City Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The City Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 1 minute from The City Centre
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 2 minutes from The City Centre
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from The City Centre
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The City Centre

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Los Angeles Master Chorale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 23rd May 2019 - 8pm
The City Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
A dramatisation of Lasso's Lagrime Di San Pietro (Tears Of St Peter), conducted by Grant Gershon and directed by Peter Sellars....More
 
 
 
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Four Quartets
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2019 - 7.45pm
The City Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
Celebrated New York-based choreographer Pam Tanowitz interprets TS Eliot's four-part poem through the movements of her 10-strong team of dancers set to a score composed by ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Laura De Benedetti & Gail Altschuler: Kind Of Blue
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd to 29th May 2019 - Various Times
The City Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
Ceramics and paintings by the friends and potters from North London....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The City Centre

Near The City Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 4 minutes from The City Centre
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The City Centre

The best shops and markets near The City Centre
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The City Centre
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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Beau Gems
London > Shopping > Jewellery
26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from The City Centre
A high-class repair service for all varieties of damaged items. Antique jewellery and second-hand designer watches are on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
8 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from The City Centre
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The City Centre

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Tokyo City
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The City Centre
Japanese cuisine. Booking advised for lunch. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
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The Trading House
London > Restaurants >
91 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The City Centre
Located on the site of the former Bank of New Zealand, The Trading House invokes the spirit of the East India Trading Company with 'hanging kebabs', ... More
 
 
 
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The Anthologist
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
58 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The City Centre
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near The City Centre

Near The City Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 12 minutes from The City Centre
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
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The City Centre
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 15 minutes from The City Centre
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The City Centre

The City Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from The City Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 9 minutes from The City Centre
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 10 minutes from The City Centre
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
 
 
 
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Pubs near The City Centre

The best pubs near London The City Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 7 minutes from The City Centre
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 Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 9 minutes from The City Centre
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 9 minutes from The City Centre
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The City Centre

The City Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The City Centre
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The City Centre
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
The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 4 minutes from The City Centre
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The City Centre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The City Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 1 minute from The City Centre
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The City Centre
... More
 
 
 
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Plaisterers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The City Centre
... More
 
 
 
 

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Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

London may seem like a civilised place (unless you're on a crowded tube in rush hour) but, as Beasts of ...More

 
AI: More Than Human
AI: More Than Human
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2019 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

A major centre-wide exhibition presented in a festival style at the Barbican Centre, AI: More than Human delves into our ...More

 
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Concerts | On 23rd May 2019 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

A dramatisation of Lasso's Lagrime Di San Pietro (Tears Of St Peter), conducted by Grant Gershon and directed by Peter ...More

Never Say Never - Meet Nick Harris at Waterstones Leadenhall Market
Exhibitions | On 23rd May 2019 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 7 minutes walk from The City Centre

Meet motorcycle racing commentator Nick Harris as he joins us in Leadenhall Market to sign copies of his autobiography, 'Never ...More

The Comedy Of Errors
Theatre | Until 23rd August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from The City Centre

The Lord Chamberlain's Men present Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical play, in which merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering ...More

Henry IV Part 1 or Hotspur
Theatre | Until 11th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from The City Centre

Harry Hotspur aims to bring conflict to England because of a slight on his family, whilst Prince Hal is uninterested ...More

The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from The City Centre

Shakespeare's well-known comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is about Sir John Falstaff setting about improving his financial situation by ...More

Martin Segerstrale: My Myra
Concerts | On 23rd May 2019 

Bishopsgate Institute 12 minutes walk from The City Centre

The musical director, composer and pianist performs work by overlooked women composers Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann and Amy Beach, inspired ...More

Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Las Mexicanas
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Las Mexicanas
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 4th October 2019 

The Queen Of Hoxton 13 minutes walk from The City Centre

Tacos, tequila and giant frozen margaritas are the order of the day at the Queen of Hoxton Rooftop, which takes ...More

 
Hip Hop Karaoke with Fourpure Brewery
Hip Hop Karaoke with Fourpure Brewery
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th July 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from The City Centre

Hosted in partnership with Fourpure Brewery, Tate Modern is presenting a series of Hip Hop Karaoke evenings. Taking place on ...More

 

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The Depot
The Depot
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At the heart of one of London's biggest housing-led developments, Kidbrooke Village, is The Depot, ...More

 
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | From 29th October 

Noel Coward Theatre

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal ...More

 
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a ...More

 
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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. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea at Thomas's Cafe
Dining 

Created in celebration of the fashion house's founder, Thomas Burberry, the Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea serves a traditional menu within Thomas's Café....More

Murder Inc.
Murder Inc.
Drinking 

From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon ...More

 
Les Platanes
Les Platanes
Dining 

The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, ...More

 
The Wine Parlour
The Wine Parlour
Drinking 

Encouraging you to try before you buy, The Wine Parlour in Brixton Village goes beyond ...More

 
The Mantl
The Mantl
Dining 

Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road ...More

 
Kurabu
Kurabu
Dining 

Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs ...More

 
Fugitive Motel
Fugitive Motel
Drinking 

Fugitive Motel is a craft beer bar and co-working space next to the railway arches ...More

 
AllBright Mayfair
AllBright Mayfair
Leisure 

Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, the AllBright Mayfair is a ...More

 
World Oceans Day Family Festival
World Oceans Day Family Festival
Exhibitions | On 8th June 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is doing its bit ...More

 
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Theatre | From 12th January 

Royal Albert Hall

Thirty years after Cirque du Soleil first introduced its phenomenal acrobatics to UK audiences, the ...More

 
Summer Safari
Summer Safari
Foodie Events | From 4th June 

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Take a trip to Africa via Covent Garden this summer with the Summer Safari at ...More

 
Feria De Londres
Feria De Londres
Kids Events | From 24th May 

Bernie Spain Gardens

Bringing a taste of Andalusian carnival spirit to London, Spanish festival Feria De Londres returns ...More

 
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Exhibitions | From 31st May 

Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels is inviting the public into its ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | From 28th June 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Get fully immersed in Shakespeare's mythical forest this summer with A Midsummer Night's Dream at ...More

 
Victoria: A Royal Childhood
Victoria: A Royal Childhood
Exhibitions 

Kensington Palace State Apartments

Running concurrently with Victoria: Woman and Crown, Victoria: ...More

 
Victoria: Woman and Crown
Victoria: Woman and Crown
Exhibitions 

Kensington Palace State Apartments

A major new exhibition at Kensington Palace, Victoria: Woman and Crown delves into the Queen's ...More

 
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The Wolf of Wall Street: The Immersive Experience
The Wolf of Wall Street: The Immersive Experience
Theatre | From 5th September 

Secret Location

For anyone who watched Martin Scorsese's The Wolf ...More

 
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