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A locals' guide to EC4

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

Josh Walsh

"When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city."

Thomas Holmes

"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."

Tim Standing

What is your favourite place?

Where do EC4 locals go?

St Paul's Cathedral

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

London Film Museum

'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!


A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

The Savoy Hotel

World famous Omelette Arnold Bennett!

Waterloo Bridge

Exceptional views over a number of London's most famous landmarks...

Konditor & Cook

They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!

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!


A traditional pub over a whopping 12 levels with a cosy atmosphere and two cocktails for £10 during happy hour! It's also a great place for watching sports...

Brasserie Blanc

One of world renowned chef Raymond Blanc's chain restaurants with delightful views over Covent Garden. Ideal for after work drinks or reasonably priced, freshly prepared meals.

The Thirsty Bear

The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!

The Young Vic

A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.

One Aldwych

The afternoon tea at One Aldwych is a magical experience. Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the steaming cocktail is just one of the culinary spectacles!


Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

Kastner and Ovens

The best lunch stop in Covent Garden bar none. They have a daily changing menu of healthy salads and dishes to take away.

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Southwark, Covent Garden, Holborn, City, Borough, Barbican, Clerkenwell, West End, Soho and Bloomsbury

What do you love about EC4?

Why do you find EC4 a great place to live?


"The cathedral is what makes the area so great. there are tourists but it is not annoyingly busy. It's vibrant and lively but quiet on the weekends. When you are in the City you know you are in London."

January 2015


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  1. About EC4

    EC4 is the postcode district in East Central London incorporating the areas of Fetter Lane, St Paul's, Mansion House, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Temple. EC4 is split further into the following smaller postcodes of EC4A, EC4M, EC4N, EC4P, EC4R, EC4V and EC4Y.

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