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The original site of London town before it engulfed all around it, the ‘square mile’ is now London’s financial district. However, despite the suits rushing about between offices, it retains a historic feel, helped in no small part by the fantastic architecture of many of the buildings and the meandering nature of the streets and alleyways.

The City is a great place to wander through, simply taking in the grandeur, both historic and modern. However, it is also home to two of London’s most famous sights: St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Striking Tower Bridge links the east side of the City to the south bank of the river Thames.

At the fringes of The City, banks and trading rooms give way to uber-trendy neighbourhoods: the clubs, restaurants and bars of Farringdon and Clerkenwell to the north, and the fashion boutiques and markets of Spitalfields and Brick Lane to the East.

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