London city

The City Area Guide


Known locally as the Square Mile or just ‘The City’, this part of London is classed as a separate entity from the rest of London, while forming its financial and commercial heart. It is the original ‘Londinium’ of the Roman era and was established next to a river crossing in AD47, which is why you can’t walk more than 100 yards in the City without tripping over some Roman remains! It has its own separate police force and mayor, and is made up of wards, all administered by the Guildhall. It’s home to St Paul’s, the Royal Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, the Bank of England, and a host of other key financial and commercial buildings.

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While there’s plenty of trade happening here, property to rent in the City of London is in huge demand, especially from international financial and banking specialists who want to be close to the action 24/7. When City of London property does become available, you can be sure that it is premium quality, with all the facilities you need for modern city living. Transport is well served, with plenty of underground stations within the Square Mile, and an extensive bus network crisscrossing the City. Most residents go ‘Up West’ for the theatre, music venues and clubs, but the City is also home to some exceptional restaurants, wine bars, and pubs that bring a touch of Victorian charm to this complex and energetic centre.