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Things to do in City of London

The world famous Square Mile, the beating heart of the UK's financial sector and home to the Bank of England, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and many other attractions

Known for...   Londinium, London Wall, St Paul's Cathedral, Bank of England, Tower Hill, Tower Bridge, Leadenhall Market, Barbican Centre and Royal Exchange



 

  Attractions

St. Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's, with its world-famous Dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. A must see attraction when you visit the City.
St Pauls Churchyard
London
EC4M 8AD

Recommended by Kirsty Chubb, Worcester
“This is a must see attraction for everyone visiting London, amazing architecture and such a peaceful place to reflect on life in the heart of the City of London.”

 

The Monument To The Great Fire Of London

Official monument commemorating the Great Fire of London which was built between 1671 and 1677.
Fish Street Hill
London
EC3R 8AH

Recommended by Keith, Wiltshire
“One of the best views of London if you've got a good head for heights and a strong pair of legs to climb to the top”

 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe. A fascinating experience for all the family to enjoy.
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Recommended by Sebastien Curtis, London
“It's great to see a Shakespeare play performed in the open air just as it was hundreds of years ago.”

 

Honourable Society Of Lincoln's Inn

Visitors are welcome to walk around the precincts of the Inn, which are open Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm.
Lincoln's Inn
London
WC2A 3TL

02074055969

 

Jack The Ripper Walk

Take a walk, if you dare, through the sprawling markets of Petticoat Lane & Commercial Road, to darkened corners of Mitre Square.
Front of St Botolphs Church
Aldgate High Street
London
EC3N 1AB

 

Hatton Garden

London's historic diamond and jewellery district.
London
EC1N 8BA

 

Brick Lane FREE

Heart of the old East End of London, now a multi-cultural area for eating, shopping and entertainment.
Shoreditch
London
E1 6PU

 

Shoreditch Town Hall

Grand old civic building, now a vibrant arts, community and live events venue.
380 Old Street
London
EC1V 9LT

02077396176

 

Leadenhall Market FREE

Beautiful old covered market now a luxurious shopping and dining experience.
Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 1LT

 
 

  Museums

The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England

Home to the Hunterian Museum, Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, and the Library of The Royal College of Surgeons.
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
City of London
WC2A 3PE

02074053474

 

Bank Of England Museum FREE

The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today.
Threadneedle Street
City of London
EC2R 8AH

02076015545

Recommended by Maura P, Italy
“This is a really interesting museum if you've ever wanted to know about the history of money and being situated right at the heart of the city of London it is the best place to learn about it”

 

Freemasons Hall FREE

Contains one of the finest collections of Masonic material in the world. Open to the public, Monday to Friday, free of charge.
60 Great Queen Street
City of London
WC2B 5AA

02078319811

 

Sir John Soane's Museum FREE

Born in 1753, the son of a bricklayer, Soane died in 1837 after a long and distinguished career.
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3BP

02074052107

 

Museum Of London FREE

Ever-popular museum about London, past and present. Great fun for all the family and it's free.
150 London Wall
City of London
EC2Y 5DN

02070019844

Recommended by Pippa Lowry, Stratford

 
 

  Galleries

Peer

Contemporary art gallery.
97/99 Hoxton St
N1 6QL

02077398080

 

Sutton Lane

Contemporary art gallery.
1 Sutton Lane
EC1M 5PU

02072538580

 

Laura Bartlett Gallery

Wide ranging exhibitions and artists on display.
10 Northington St
(off John Street)
WC1N 2JG

02074049251

 

Bankside Gallery FREE

The wonderful Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
48 Hopton Street
City of London
SE1 9JB

02079287521

 

Contemporary Art Society

Encourages the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art. Host to an extensive programme of talks and events.
11-15 Emerald St
WC1N 3QL

02078311243

 

Collyer Bristow Gallery

Bespoke and contemporary gallery space with a dynamic exhibition programme.
4 Bedford Row
WC1R 4TF

02072427363

 

Ancient And Modern

Gallery representing international contemporary visual artists.
201 Whitecross Street
London
EC1Y 8QP

02072534550

 

Arcade

Fine arts gallery.
87 Lever Street
EC1V 3RA

02076080428

 

Rocket

Contemporary art gallery located in the popular Tea Building.
Grnd flr
Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High St
E1 6JJ

02077297594

 

Charlie Smith London

Contemporary art gallery.
2nd Floor
336 Old St
EC1V 9DR

02077394055

 

Kate Macgarry

Contemporary art gallery.
27 Old Nichol Street
E2 7HR

02076130515

 

Bargehouse

Art, design and photographary exhibitions.
Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
London
SE1 9PH

 

The Wapping Project Bankside

A gallery focusing on lens-based media.
65a Hopton Street
SE1 9LR

02079819851

 

White Cube

One of the world's leading galleries for contemporary art.
48 Hoxton Square
N1 6PB

02079305373

 

Emma Hill Fine Art Eagle Gallery

Established in 1991, the gallery promotes the work of contemporary artists through a regular exhibition programme.
159 Farringdon Rd
EC1R 3AL

02078332674

 

Calvert22

A new London-based foundation dedicated to Russian and Eastern European Contemporary Art.
22 Calvert Avenue
East London
E2 7JP

02076132141

 

Bloomberg Space

A dynamic space, where artists and audience can explore new ideas and relationships in an innovative way.
50 Finsbury Square
EC2A 1HD

02073307959

 

Marsden Woo Gallery

The leading Gallery for applied arts in London, including pieces in ceramics, glass, metal, wood.
17-18 Great Sutton St
Clerkenwell
EC1V 0DN

02073366396

 

Raven Row FREE

Non-profit contemporary art exhibition centre in Spitalfields.
56 Artillery Lane
E1 7LS

02073774300

 

Domobaal

Contemporary art gallery.
3 John St
WC1N 2ES

02072429604

 

Barbican Art Gallery & The Curve

Based in the heart of the city of London, presenting international artists with a dynamic mix of art, architecture, design and photography.
Barbican Centre
EC2Y 8DS

02076388891

 

Rivington Place

Major visual arts centre.
Rivington Place
EC2A 3BA

02077491240

 

Guildhall Art Gallery FREE

Fascinating art collection owned by the City of London Corporation, established in 1886.
5 Aldermanbury
City of London
EC2V 5AE

02073323700

 

Purdy Hicks Gallery

Featuring contemporary British and Irish artists, painting and photography.
65 Hopton St
Bankside
SE1 9GZ

02074019229

 

Hotel

Independent exhibition space.
77a Greenfield Road
E1 1EJ

02072478625

 

Flowers

Ecelectic gallery with a varied programme.
82 Kingsland Rd
E2 8DP

02079207777

 

Austin / Desmond Fine Art

Fine Art gallery specialising in Modern British, International and Contemporary art.
Pied Bull Yd
68/69 Gt. Russell St
WC1B 3BN

02072424443

 

Room London

Contemporary art gallery.
31 Waterson St
E2 8HT

02076132636

 
 

  Bowling

All Star Lanes

Retro bowling, karaoke, restaurant and bar experience.
Victoria House
Bloomsbury Place
WC1B 4DA

02070252676

 
 

  Cinema

The Aubin Cinema

Independent cinema.
64-66 Redchurch Street
Shoreditch
London
E2 7DP

 

Barbican Cinema

London's most diverse cinema.
The Barbican Centre
Silk Street
City of London
London
EC2Y 8DS

 

Curzon Cinema Aldgate

Independent cinema.
2 Canter Way
London
E1 8PS

03333210104

 
 

  Theatre

Barbican: Silk Street Theatre

More intimate Barbican venue.
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

 

Fortune Theatre

432 seat West End theatre.
Russell Street
London
WC2B 5HH

 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is a West End theatre in Covent Garden, in the City of Westminster, a borough of London.
Catherine Street
London
WC2B 5JF

 

Courtyard Theatre

Providing a platform for theatre, music, visual art, independent film.
40 Pitfield Street
Hoxton
London
N1 6EU

 

Barbican Hall

Europe's largest multi-use arts and conference venue.
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

 

Cochrane Theatre

University of the Arts performance centre.
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AP

 

Bridewell Theatre

Performing arts venue in the heart of the city.
Bride Lane
Just off Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 8EQ

 

Peacock Theatre

West End theatre located in Portugal Street, near Aldwych.
Portugal Street
London
WC2A 2HT

 

Novello Theatre

Historic West End theatre.
Aldwych
London
WC2B 4LD

 

New London Theatre

The New London Theatre is located on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street in Covent Garden.
Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5PW

 

Shakespeare Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse on the South Bank.
21 New Globe Walk
London
SE1 9DT

 

Aldwych Theatre

Popular West End Theatre.
Aldwych
London
WC2B 4DF

 

Duchess Theatre

479 seat West End theatre.
Catherine Street
London
WC2B 5LA

 

Barbican Theatre

Host's a diverse programme of theatre, dance and music.
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

 
 

  Comedy

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Popular city centre comedy club.
61-65 Great Queen Street
London
WC2B 5BZ

 
 

  Golf

City Golf & Health Club

Golf Club.
40 Coleman Street
London
EC2R 5EH

 
 

  Sport

Artillery Ground

Military archery practice ground now used mostly for sporting and commercial events.
Finsbury Barracks
City Road
London
EC1Y 2BQ

 

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