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An abundance of amenities and attractions in the heart of London

"Leadenhall Market's Grade II listed, 19th century structure feels as if you are stepping back to a more opulent era..."

Josh Walsh

"There are some fantastic restaurants next to London Liverpool Street perfect for a quick bite to eat at lunch or before a long journey."

Andrew Phillips

"You are spoilt for choice in Spitalfields Market when it comes to the restaurants."

Karen Keating

What is your favourite place?

Where do City locals go?

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!

J & A Café

The best Irish fry up with real Irish soda bread and Ballymaloe relish!

The Slaughtered Lamb

Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.

Duck & Waffle

This restaurant in The Heron is a great way to start the day and there's not a bad view either... Breakfast is a must!!

Mugen

Owned and operated by Japanese ladies, this gem on Cowcross Street opposite Farringdon Station offers quite simply the best selection of sushi and other Japanese food this side of Kyoto!

The Breakfast Club

Fantastic breakfast dishes served throughout the day, but be warned, it gets very busy at the weekend, so expect to queue.

Spitalfields Market

Great places to eat, loads of quirky gift ideas and a venue for all kinds of events, including a pop-up hotel.

Bounce

A great place to enjoy a drink, food and a good game of ping pong in the founding home of table tennis!

Ibérica Farringdon

A great spot for tapas right by Farringdon Station, with good value, super tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere.

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.

The Royal Exchange

A great place to pick up jewellery for a loved one while having lunch or afternoon tea.

Ozone Coffee Roasters

Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Every sport on multiple wide screens and great burgers. The champagne cocktails are to die for!

Galvin La Chapelle

This Michelin-starred French restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Impressive food in an even more impressive setting within a beautiful converted church.

Sushi Samba

Busy but buzzing and the cocktails are amazing. If you want to try sushi for the first time, no better place. Delicious!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barbican, Clerkenwell, Aldgate, Spitalfields, Southwark, Shoreditch, Borough, Islington, Holborn and Hoxton

What do you love about City?

Why do you find City a great place to live?

Matthew

"Where do I begin. Living in the heart of London where residents care for our neighbours, where its not a problem for people to pick up litter, being kind to one an another. Maybe its shopping locally as its very close to the streets of West End and many shopping areas. Local to some of London's main attractions, where there's a road which could lead you straight to north, east, west or south London in a short matter of... more

December 2014

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"In the City of London there is only one 'road' and that's Goswell Road, which was only laid in 1994."

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Child-friendly activities near City

Gymnastics

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Gymnastics is one of the most popular junior activities; spaces are in demand as this activity helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Our classes and sessions are a great balance of structured learning and relaxed enjoyment, based around the British Gymnastic Association award scheme. Sessions run: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 (5 - 7years) Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 (8 - 12 years) Website

Nanuk Birthlight Infant Aquatics

Thistle City Barbican Hotel
From birth to six months of age babies will work through various practices to enable them to move in the water and begin to develop their relationship with it.At the same time parents learn the skills to teach their baby to swim and toswim with their baby Website

Rhythm for Life EC1 Music Project

Argos
Music, multi-media, arts, crafts, sports, dance, advice, information and support including further education and employment opportunities.

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website

St Luke's Centre Children's Craft Club

St Luke's Community Centre
Children will be offered a range of art activities, including painting, collage, sculpture and animation. Website

Finsbury Judo Club

insbury Leisure Centre
Having coached Judo to Juniors over the past 30 years. I have found that there are very different approaches to how we can get the message from Professor Kano across to our young Judoka. Kano's view of Judo was quite clear. It was to be a good source of fitness, fun and discipline, rolled into a sport which could be enjoyed safely for all ages. With it roots in Ju-Jit-Su or ( Ju-Jut-Su) as a fighting Art, we find an easy cross over into Kano's Judo. Website
  1. About City

    The City of London is a small area within Greater London, United Kingdom. It is the historic core of London around which the modern conurbation grew and has held city status since time immemorial. The City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, and it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though remains a notable part of Central London. It is often referred to as the City (often written on maps as "City") or the Square Mile, as it is just over one square mile (1.12 sq mi/2.90 km2) in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which has historically been based here.

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