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City of LondonThe Square Mile was once the old city contained within the medieval walls, a history remembered each November in the pomp of the Lord Mayor's Show. Now it is the nation's financial centre and embodies the capital's mix of tradition and change. A place of mighty skyscrapers, this tiny area, only twenty minutes walk from one side to the other, generates 3 per cent of the UK's income. The City by night has some of the most stunning sights in London, a ghost town of towering skyscrapers and stunning churches, including St Paul's Cathedral, the spiritual heart of Great Britain. Around the edges of the City are some of the best arts and entertainment venues in London, including the Museum of London, Fabric nightclub, Smithfield Market, and the wonderful Barbican Centre, where much of the capital's best classical and contemporary music, theatre and art can be found.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near City of London

Near City of London
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  40% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 3 minutes from City of London
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  28% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 5 minutes from City of London
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  30% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 7 minutes from City of London
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative London Boroughs nearest City of London

Nearest to City of London
Westminster
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2.2 miles from City of London
It is impossible to even begin to capture everything that Westminster - the seat of Britain’s government - has to offer. From stately Buckingham Palace and ... More
 
 
 
Camden
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 13 minutes from City of London
Camden - London's cultural quarter - is bursting with vibrancy and contrasts for those who love both the traditional and the contemporary. One of London’s liveliest ... More
 
 
 
Islington
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 24 minutes from City of London
Islington is traditionally a mecca for the cream of London’s liberal, journalists, writers and artists. This vibrant borough boasts a thriving fringe theatre scene, a wealth ... More
 
 
 
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Events near City of London

Near City of London
Ongoing
Seen And Heard: Victorian Children In The Frame
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November 2018 to 28th April 2019 - Various Times
City of London, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | Same location as City of London
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Voices from the Deep
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th March 2018 to 13th January 2019
City of London, Phoenix Place, WC1X | 2 minutes from City of London
More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 years, can be seen in Voices ...More
 
 
 
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Salsa Rosada
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th December 2018 - 7pm-9pm
City of London, 157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from City of London
Literary & Education, Dance Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near City of London

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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from City of London
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from City of London
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from City of London
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near City of London

The best museums, galleries, attractions near City of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 1 minute from City of London
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c . 1850. ... More
 
 
 
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 2 minutes from City of London
From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a network ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from City of London
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near City of London

The best shops and markets near City of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from City of London
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from City of London
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from City of London
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near City of London

What are the best dining options near City of London London?
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La Dame de Pic
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 1 minute from City of London
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars, and the only current French female chef ... More
 
 
 
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Mei Ume
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 1 minute from City of London
With a name inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom, it's befitting that Mei Ume is beautifully decorated with a hand-embroidered silk screen ... More
 
 
 
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Quality Chop House
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
94 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from City of London
The Victorian warehouses and industrial buildings of Farringdon have been restored to their former glory, but these days the locals are more likely to be bankers ... More
 
 
 
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Education near City of London

Near City of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from City of London
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from City of London
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from City of London
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near City of London

City of London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from City of London
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from City of London
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 8 minutes from City of London
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near City of London

The best pubs near London City of London.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from City of London
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Easton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
22 Easton Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X0DS | 2 minutes from City of London
Freezing cold and slightly wet, we took shelter in this welcoming pub for a bite to eat... but they practically had to roll us out of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gunmakers
London > Nightlife > Pubs
13 Eyre Street Hill, EC1R | 3 minutes from City of London
A cut above your average boozer, The Gunmakers in Clerkenwell has been taken over by the people who brought us Nine ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near City of London

City of London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from City of London
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from City of London
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 8 minutes from City of London
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near City of London

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near City of London.
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from City of London
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes from City of London
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 8 minutes from City of London
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Voices from the Deep
Voices from the Deep
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 2 minutes walk from City Of London

More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 ...More

 
First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from City Of London

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Dance | Until 27th January 2019 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 8 minutes walk from City Of London

Matthew Bourne's triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake, replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, ...More

 
Honey Lung
Concerts | On 10th December 2018 

The Lexington 10 minutes walk from City Of London

The four members of this London-based band play their indie-pop originals. Support from Big Society and Fine Creatures....More

Reform and Dreams - A photographic celebration of China's Reform and Opening Up
Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2018 

King's Cross Railway Station 13 minutes walk from City Of London

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

The Montague Ski Lodge
The Montague Ski Lodge
Seasonal | Until 13th January 2019 

Montague Ski Lodge 14 minutes walk from City Of London

Add some festive sparkle to your Christmas celebrations this year with a visit to The Montague Ski Lodge at The ...More

 
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2019 

St Pancras International Station 14 minutes walk from City Of London

Scented for the first time, the 43-foot Christmas tree at St Pancras is infused with the floral fragrance of Tiffany ...More

 
SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

The Wiener Library 14 minutes walk from City Of London

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

British Museum 14 minutes walk from City Of London

Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. ...More

 
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

British Museum 14 minutes walk from City Of London

Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories ...More

 

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