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The City Centre  

 
 
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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 4/55 Legion
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  32% 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 £63  34% 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 £70  23% 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
 
 
 
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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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BBC Singers
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 22nd February 2020 - 4pm
The City Centre, Fore Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The City Centre
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the choir, with saxophonist Theo Hillborg, for Anders Hillborg's Mouyayoum, The Cradle Song, O Dessa Ogon, Lilla Sus Grav, Stella Maris and the ...More
 
 
 
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Mid Life
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th and 21st February 2020 at 7.45pm & 22nd February 2020 at 3pm and 7.45pm
The City Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
Diverse City presents a work in progress show about three women who unpack real-life stories of loss, joy and transformation....More
 
 
 
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Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 21st & 22nd and 25th to 29th Feb 2020 - 7.45pm
The City Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The City Centre
The all-female ensemble pays tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan with three works: the rarely seen Dance Of The Furies created by Duncan in 1905; ...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
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 12 minutes from The City Centre
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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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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Leisure near The City Centre

The City Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ned's Club Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 2 minutes from The City Centre
Centred around a 20-metre marble-lined swimming pool, Ned's Club Spa is a lavish subterranean space that invites both The Ned hotel guests and outside visitors ... More
 
 
 
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Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 3 minutes from The City Centre
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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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BBC Singers
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

St Giles Church, Cripplegate 5 minutes walk from The City Centre

Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the choir, with saxophonist Theo Hillborg, for Anders Hillborg's Mouyayoum, The Cradle Song, O Dessa Ogon, Lilla ...More

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra, with clarinettist Martin Frost and violinist Carolin Widmann, for Anders Hillborg's Eleven Gates, Beast Sampler ...More

Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
Dance | Until 24th February 2020 

Barbican Theatre 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

Celebrating the freedom that Isadora Duncan brought to dance - particularly to women dancers and choreographers - Italian ballerina Viviana ...More

 
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2020 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

Bringing together over 300 works by more than 50 pioneering international artists, the Barbican surveys the representation of masculinity across ...More

 
Hillborg Chamber Music With Guildhall Musicians
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 6 minutes walk from The City Centre

Composer Anders Hillborg introduces a programme of his chamber music, including Opening Fanfare, Six pieces For Wind Quintet, Kongsgaard Variations, ...More

The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 7 minutes walk from The City Centre

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
Seasonal | Until 12th April 2020 

Aviary 10 minutes walk from The City Centre

The sky-high igloos return to the Aviary terrace this year, taking the theme Skye-line Igloos in partnership with award-winning spirit ...More

 
Jubel Ski Lodge
Jubel Ski Lodge
Foodie Events | Until 27th March 2020 

The Conductor 10 minutes walk from The City Centre

Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 10 minutes walk from The City Centre

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: The Emerald City
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: The Emerald City
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 1st May 2020 

The Queen Of Hoxton 13 minutes walk from The City Centre

Follow the yellow brick road up to The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop this winter for its latest pop-up extravaganza, The ...More

 

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Super Nature
Super Nature
Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Garden Museum

A new art fair inspired by the joy of plants comes to the Garden Museum ...More

 
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 

Mama London

Eccentric east London hotel Mama London presents an ...More

 
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Theatre | From 28th February 

Lewis Cubitt Park and Square

Described as a 'multi-sensory sonic theme park' Darkfield ...More

 
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Seasonal | From 4th April 

Southbank Centre

This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | From 30th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
Cutting Room
Cutting Room
Dining 

Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th February 

Pop Brixton

A taste of New Orleans comes to London this February when Pop Brixton presents the ...More

 
Atmosphere Venues
Atmosphere Venues
Business 

A collection of contemporary venue spaces located in Westminster's Millbank Tower, an 118-metre high skyscraper ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Drinking 

The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Dining 

British cuisine....More

 
Chop'd City Point
Chop'd City Point
Dining 

Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
London Graphic Centre
Shopping 

For artists and designers the London Graphic Centre has been a well known location in Covent Garden since the flagship store opened in 1996....More

GoBoat Paddington
GoBoat Paddington
Transport 

Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
The Conductor
The Conductor
Drinking 

The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent ...More

 
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Leisure 

A subterranean sanctuary in the heart of central ...More

 
Bulgari Spa London
Bulgari Spa London
Leisure 

Split across two levels, the vast 2,000 square metre Bulgari Spa is the crowning glory ...More

 
London Events 2020
London Events 2020
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New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, and blockbuster ...More

 
Best Valentine's Day Events in London
Best Valentine's Day Events in London
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Looking for romantic Valentine's Day screenings, floral ...More

 
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
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Six illuminating light shows to brighten the ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
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A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
 
 
 
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