City of London Area Guide
The City of London has been the financial heart of London for many centuries and measuring only 1.12 square miles, it is commonly known as The Square Mile. The City of London houses around 9000 residents but employs more than 500,000 people.
While still being primarily a business district, over the last fifteen years The City of London has been transformed through the introduction of modern residential developments and the conversion of existing commercial and industrial sites into apartments, retail space and restaurants. Today’s City resident has a wide choice of options, from original warehouse apartments to luxury, high-rise developments with facilities such as residents' gyms, lounges and bars.
City living has many advantages quite apart from the obvious possibility of walking to work. The City of London features stunning and varied architecture from St. Paul’s Cathedral (once the world’s tallest building) and to the "Gherkin", the Lloyds Building and the controversial "Walkie-Talkie" at 20 Fenchurch Street. The City offers a unique and ever-changing backdrop and an enticing mix of old and new.
The City of London is within easy walking distance of many other interesting areas such as Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Clerkenwell and London Bridge. Equally, it has unbeatable transport connections, including access to the Central Line for access east and to the West End, and to the Northern Line to London Bridge or Kings Cross for access to the Eurostar.
Where do City locals go?
Sushisamba – Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Cocktail bar and fusion restaurant with an amazing 38th floor roof terrace for incredible views across the City.
Humble Grape – 1 St Bride’s Passage, EC4Y 8EJ
Independent wine bar on a quiet passageway just off Fleet Street. Wood panelled bar area with a huge selection of wines by the glass or bottle.
Hawksmoor – 10 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5BQ
One of the best steak restaurants in London. Situated in the heart of The City with an impressive gentleman’s club interior.
Thames Lettings has many years of experience of lettings and property management in The City. If we can be of assistance please call us or pop into our office. We will be pleased to help.