City of London Property Guide
Overview of area The City of London is a historic financial district, home to both the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England. Modern corporate skyscrapers tower above the vestiges of medieval alleyways below. Affluent workers frequent its smart restaurants and bars. Tourists visit iconic, 17th-century St. Paul’s Cathedral, trace the city’s history at the Museum of London and take in performances at the huge Barbican arts centre.
Shopping and culture London’s cultural industry is famous for its innovation and experimentation, its entrepreneurial energy and risk taking. It is this that explains why the music, books, art, theatre shows and films we make are enjoyed all around the world and why the capital is one of the most visited cities on the planet. For a long time, the Royal Exchange – with more than 30 high-end shops – was the only “mall” (how they would hate that term), but in 2010 the Jean Nouvel-designed One New Change opened right next to St Paul’s and immediately became known as the “Stealth Bomber” because of its smokey windows. It stocks mainly High Street brands, from Reiss to Oliver Bonas. Food and drink Sink your teeth into the City and enjoy culinary delights at every turn. Be it sashimi on-the-go or a gourmet sandwich in one of the City's Gardens , or perhaps you'd prefer an eatery in an old banking hall or a Michelin-starred restaurant? From pub grub to posh nosh the City has it all. Resturant: Barbecoa is a celebration of traditional fire-based cooking and incredible ingredients. Founded by Jamie Oliver, it's much more than a steak restaurant. The in-house butchers handpick and prepare the very best meat in Britain, then the chefs cook beautiful modern dishes using Texas pit smokers, tandoors, fire pits, Robata grills and wood-fired ovens. As you sit at your table overlooking St Paul's Cathedral, you'll feel the heat, see the flames lick and the smoke drift upwards from our open kitchen.20 New Change Passage, London, EC4M 9AG15 Wonder House – Dalston Bar and Sushi restaurant with views of the city: Sushi Samba - Experience the unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine--set in breathtaking architecture and design--that is SUSHISAMBA. Schools Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School. The City's only state maintained primary school is Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School. The school is one form entry (30 places per year) but for the academic year 2016-2017 it will offer 60 places in Reception. City of London Freemen's School - Nearly a 160-year-old, the City of London Freemen's School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls with around 850 pupils aged 7-18. The City of London Freemen's School has a proud history of academic success alongside the development of creative, musical, sporting and dramatic talents. Sports CitySports CitySport is the sports and fitness centre of City University London, offering a very different experience from traditional gym chains. CitySport is open to students, staff and alumni, as well as the public Golden Lane Fitness centre - Keep fit and healthy in the City of London with great facilities, excellent equipment and an enjoyable atmosphere. Golden Lane Sport & Fitness offers the following facilities: Wide range of group exercise classes; Fully equipped gym; Indoor badminton courts; Outdoor netball courts; Outdoor tennis courts; Short mat bowls.. Transport London has one of the largest urban transport networks in the world, with integrated bus, river and road systems spanning the city's 32 boroughs