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The Folly

The Folly

The Folly at Monument is like a Secret Garden! Perfect for weekend brunches, lazy lunches or catch ups after work - whatever the occasion, the Folly can do it!

Finsbury Avenue Square Market

Finsbury Avenue Square Market

Every other Tuesday there is a wonderful artisan market with everything from cheese and wine stalls, haggis toasties and Japanese food, to the more standard but delicious cakes, cookies and doughnuts!

Foxlow

Foxlow

Amazing food! The service is fantastic and the steak and salmon are out of this world...

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Great food in a glass-walled Benugo restaurant that has a varied menu made using local produce. It is just a short walk from London Liverpool Street and Spitalfields Market.

The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange

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

The Museum of the Order of St John Cloister Garden

The Museum of the Order of St John Cloister Garden

A wonderful quiet garden for people in the know and ideal to sit in on a summer's day. Make sure you also take time to find the entrance to the original crypt, a wonderfully thematic space with tombs dating back hundreds of years.

Bounce

Bounce

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

The Grill on the Market

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!

J & A Café

J & A Café

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

Nightjar

Nightjar

The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.

Mugen

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

The Breakfast Club

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

Lemans Café

Lemans Café

Best cafe in London

The Bleeding Heart

The Bleeding Heart

Tucked away down an alleyway that is reputedly the site where Lady Hatton was found murdered in the 17th century, this collection of restaurants offers amazing French cuisine in a quaint surrounding.

Look Mum No Hands

Look Mum No Hands

A great concept for anyone who loves cycling. Full-time mechanics working upstairs that can help with flat tyres and answer any questions about bikes, as well as a great outdoor area to sit and bask in the sun with a coffee and food.

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

"London Bridge owes its name to the fact that it was the first bridge built over the Thames, originally instated by the first Romans that settled here."

I love the buzz of the City at dusk and the stunning architecture along the cityscape. It really makes me excited to live in London.

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The commanding architecture at the heart of London's busiest financial district certainly leaves a lasting impression.

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The majesty of St Paul's Cathedral's architecture and the historical significance is amazing...

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  1. 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 time. Just a fantastic atmosphere which is why its very popular to tourist, EC1 happens to be well known for many reasons especially for its good community. That is why I believe my area is a fantastic area where any person could fall in love with.

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Child-friendly activities near City

Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. 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

Water Babies

Golden Lane Campus
Aims to give you and your baby the confidence in water and will take your baby all the way from their first splashes in the pool to swimming all by themselves. Website

Maternally Fit Pregnancy Exercise Classes

The Urdang Academy
Maternally Fit conducts exercise classes for pregnant and post-natal women. 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

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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