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The City of London
London

The City of London which includes a skyscraper, a city and modern architecture

Discover a compelling blend of modern culture and rich heritage in London’s financial heart.

The City of London is the capital’s business hub and home to many of its most iconic historical landmarks, notably St. Paul’s Cathedral. Gaze up at skyscrapers, wander through pleasant plazas and visit some of the legendary attractions that have made London famous.

Also known simply as the City or the Square Mile, this district roughly follows the former limits of the first Roman settlement of the area known as “Londinium.” The City retains elements of its medieval character, but many of its historic structures were destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666. Learn about this devastating event at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. Gaze up at the monument’s 202-foot (62-meter) tall column and ascend the 311 steps to the top for an excellent view.

To the west of the monument is St. Paul’s Cathedral, an emblem of London’s recovery from the Great Fire. Although there has been a place of worship on this site for over 1,400 years, the current incarnation dates back to the late 17th century. Learn about the genius of architect Sir Christopher Wren, who designed this landmark church with its iconic dome. Inside, view intricate stone carvings and exquisite mosaics.

Browse the upscale boutiques housed inside the Royal Exchange, a former trading and commerce center. Visit the adjacent Bank of England, one of the oldest banks in the world, and its fascinating museum. The museum exhibits artifacts from the bank’s collections, including coins, prints, books and photographs, some of which date as far back as Roman times.

Relax in some of the district’s small squares, such as Finsbury Circus. Admire its bandstand and watch locals on the bowling green.

Check out the eclectic range of stores found in the One New Change shopping center. Head to the center’s public roof terrace for lovely views of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The City of London is at the heart of the metropolis of London. It is well-connected to the surrounding London area by the London Underground.

Enjoy your visit to the neighborhood where London was born.


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Top hotels in The City of London

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
4 out of 5
7 Pepys Street, London, England
The price is Rs8,272 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin and Tower of London. Tower Bridge and Liverpool Street ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,308 reviews)
"Tania on the front desk delivered excellent hospitality - made the check in process very easy whilst chatting and maintaining excellent professionalism. Whilst I didn’t find out the names of the lobby’s bar staff on Saturday night, they too were exceptional and deserve commemoration. The room was ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
Dorsett City London
Dorsett City London
4 out of 5
9 Aldgate High Street, London, England
The price is Rs9,289 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin and Liverpool Street. Tower Bridge and Tower of London ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)
"Great location right next to the underground station. Lovely clen rooms and bathroom. Fantastic view from the roof top bar ..a must see"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

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Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s
Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s
4 out of 5
10 Godliman Street, London, England
The price is Rs11,697 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. London Eye and Tower Bridge are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (1,032 reviews)
"Hotel is lovely and great location. The bed and pillows are very comfy and the bed is a great size. Some furnishings could be better as there were scratches and marks in the room and bathroom and the bath tap leaked. Overall good experience"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2020

Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s
Leonardo Royal London City - Tower Hill
Leonardo Royal London City - Tower Hill
4 out of 5
8-14 Cooper's Row, London, England
The price is Rs10,714 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Borough Market and St. Paul's Cathedral are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,038 reviews)
"Great hotel, great bed, great sleep, clean and pleasant staff, breakfast was the best"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Leonardo Royal London City - Tower Hill
Novotel London Tower Bridge
Novotel London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
10 Pepys Street, London, England
The price is Rs9,731 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin, and Tower of London. Tower Bridge and Brick ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"Great hotel, fantastic location and lovely staff."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

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Tower Suites by Blue Orchid
Tower Suites by Blue Orchid
4 out of 5
100 Minories, London, England
The price is Rs13,663 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin and Liverpool Street. Tower Bridge and Brick Lane are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
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Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Tower Suites by Blue Orchid
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