City of London
With a history stretching back hundreds of years, this unrivaled area is bursting with restaurants and famous attractions
Crammed full of some of London’s most popular landmarks, life in the City of London is exciting and vibrant. Wander along the iconic Tower Bridge before heading to the historic Tower of London. Here you can learn about the wild animals that once inhabited the Tower, see the dazzling Crown Jewels and accompany a Beefeater on a tour to learn about the landmark’s gruesome history. After lectures, climb up inside the stunning St Paul’s Cathedral dome or test your nerves down in its crypt, which contains tombs of the nation’s heroes.
While the City of London has an 800-year-old history, much of its skyline has popped up in recent years and has made an instant impression. See the curved Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) which is regularly featured in aerial footage of London, and The Cheesegrater at 122 Leadenhall Street. When lit up at night, the area looks particularly enchanting and impressive.
Foodies are in luck as the City of London is home to a wealth of celebrity chef eateries and delicious markets. Stock up on tasty treats at the beautiful Leadenhall Market. Under its spectacular Victorian roof, meander past stalls selling delectable cheese, meat and flowers. The best part? Not only are there often free tasters for shoppers, but you may spot areas that featured on screen in movies such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.