If work hard play hard were a place, it’s surely London’s square mile – the City of London – the capital’s financial powerhouse. Monday to Friday, this part of town literally buzzes with noise of thousands of people pounding the pavements beneath monolithic skyscrapers or spilling out into the street from its many pubs and bars. And while it’s definitely still one of London’s chief financial districts, you don’t have to be in finance to set up here. If you’re after office space in the fast lane – there’s nowhere else quite like it.
As London's Central Financial District, the 'Square Mile' of The City has always been home to professional and financial services firms. Tower Buildings sit over smaller more historical buildings.
Discover our favourite restaurants, pubs and things to do in The CIty.
From Sky Garden to Heron Tower – the City is world famous for swanky sky high cocktails and restaurants. Of course, down at ground level, you’ll find plenty of watering holes too, with literally hundreds of pubs, bars, and restaurants packed into the square mile. For a quiet getaway, one of our favourite spots is Dion – sophisticated yet wholly without pretence, and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral. Or if you want to take it all in, head up to Madison at the top of the One New Change shopping centre – where the large rooftop area offers spectacular views of the City.