City of London - information about the city

The City of London is a small area within Greater London , England . 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 it 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 km ) in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom 's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being based in the City.
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City of London - tourist attractions

markerA Tower of London The Tower of London, officially called Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress and often referred to as Tower Hill, is a medieval castle, which in the past was home to English monarchs. It is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the north bank of the River Thames. The fortress was buil... Tower of London - photo
markerB Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is a palace located in the London borough of the City of Westminster. Currently the palace works as the first residence of the British monarchy. Nevertheless, the palace is owned by the United Kingdom and doesn't belong to the monarchy. The palace was initially thought as a small ... Buckingham Palace - photo
markerC Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey, also known as the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a Gothic church, adjacent to the Palace of Westminster in London. Together with the nearby St Margaret's Church, the Palace and the Abbey are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The construction of the cur... Westminster Abbey - photo
markerD London Eye The EDF Energy London Eye, best known as London Eye is a tourist attraction of London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel this 'Ferris wheel' is located on the west side of Jubilee Gardens and between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, in the district of Lambeth.Built in 1999, the London Eye ... London Eye - photo
markerE Apollo Victoria Theatre The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Wilton Road near Victoria station in the City of Westminster. Opened as a cinema and variety theatre, the Apollo Victoria became a venue for musical theatre, beginning with The Sound of Music in 1981, and including the long-running Starli... Apollo Victoria Theatre - photo
markerF Abbey Road Abbey Road is a London street running along the district of Westminster and the district of Camden.Place of pilgrimage for tourists, its main attraction is that the number 3 of the street is located Abbey Road Studios record label owned by EMI. In these studies various artists have recorded albums, ... Abbey Road - photo
markerG Westminster Cathedral The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood in Westminster, better known as Westminster Cathedral, is a Catholic church located in the London borough of Westminster. The Cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic community in England and Wales, where there is mostly Anglican tradition.... Westminster Cathedral - photo
markerH Admiralty Arch Admiralty Arch is an office building and a monument located at The Mall, a road which serves as one of the the main access to Buckingham Palace in London.The building is located directly above The Mall and has a number of arches that allow the passage of vehicles and pedestrians through it.It was de... Admiralty Arch - photo
markerI National Gallery The National Gallery is an art museum with a collection of  2,300 works on permanent display. It is located in Trafalgar Square, the central square of the city of London. The gallery is public, all the works belong to the UK, so its entry is free. However, the museum organise temporary exhibitions w... National Gallery - photo
markerJ London Pavilion The London Pavilion is a building located in Piccadilly Circus, in the City of Westminster in London.The neoclassical building was designed by James Ebenezer Saunders and built between 1859 and 1885. After its construction was complete, the building was used to accommodate cultural and entertainment... London Pavilion - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 51.5002, -0.1262
Approximate population: 7,556,900

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