The City



The City, or the Square Mile as it is also known, occupies one square mile in the middle of London and is the historic centre of trade and finance. It still remains so, although many banks and financial companies have started to move further afield into Canary Wharf and the Docklands.

The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral dominates the skyline, though the presence of the "Gherkin" (an office building so named for its resemblance to a gherkin - that's a pickle), tends to compete for visual attention. The major livery companies (basically trade associations) of London, steeped with history and tradition, tend to be based within the City and there is pervasive sense of history in the area.

High-flying executives are not without a place to dine, as the City is rife with over-priced restaurants and bars to cater to the inflated fat-cat salaries of these City workers. To avoid those fat-cats head to the Cheshire Cheese, a traditional old English pub just off Fleet Street.


Nightlife

Old Billingsgate Market
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
The Tipperary
Ye Olde Watling
Jamaica Wine House

Attractions

Tower Bridge Exhibition
Barbican Centre
Smithfield Market
The Monument
Museum of London
Leadenhall Market
Aldgate
Lloyd's Building
River Sightseeing
Old Billingsgate Market
Tower Bridge
Tower of London Ice Rink
Aquarium L-13
Tower of London
Broadgate Ice Rink

Restaurants

Prism
Imperial City
The George & Vulture
Club Gascon
Smiths of Smithfield
Café Spice Namaste
Vertigo 42
Barbecoa
Rhodes Twenty Four
Chamberlain's Restaurant
L'Anima
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Fox and Anchor

Hotels

Apex London Wall Hotel
Bridgestreet Pepys Street
Apex City Of London Hotel
City of London Youth Hostel Association
Club Quarters Gracechurch
Club Quarters St. Pauls
Crowne Plaza London - The City
The Tower A Guoman Hotel
THINK Apartments Tower Bridge
Malmaison London
Novotel Tower Bridge
Threadneedles
Clarendon Pepys Street
CITY INN TOWER OF LONDON
Grange St Paul's
Mint Hotel Tower of London

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