The City of London is the oldest and most historic part of town. Founded by the Roman 2,000 years ago there plenty to discover, but it’s not all old. The City is a dynamic district where London makes a big wad of its cash, so there’s plenty of new, exciting things to find too!

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  • bull and mouth coaching inn

    The Bull and Mouth: A Lost London Coaching Inn

    Coaching Inns were once littered across London, but only one has truly survived. However, a little clue at the Museum of London started a journey to find the lost inn of The Bull and Mouth......

  • Cornhill Doorway

    Hidden History in a Cornhill Doorway

    Ever noticed this Cornhill doorway in Bank? Not only is it rather lovely, but it hides some interesting history for those who take time to stop and look!...

  • Early Morning at Smithfield Market

    In Photos: An Early Morning at Smithfield Market

    There's not many things that can tempt me out of bed at 5.30am, but an early morning tour of Smithfield Market is one of them....

  • Wood Street Tree

    The Story Behind The Wood Street Tree

    On the corner of Cheapside and Wood Street stands a lonely London plane tree. But this isn't any old tree, its become a symbol of The City and has witnessed dramatic London changes. Oh if those leaves could talk...

  • St Pauls Summer Lates

    In Photos: St Paul’s Summer Lates

    St Paul's opened its doors to evening visitors and photos are not only allowed, they're encouraged! Here is what I found inside......

  • London City Churches

    15 Unusual Things You Can Find In London City Churches

    There's 47 churches within London's square mile. Each with their own history and often some special quirk up their sleeve. From ancient relics to pop-up gardens and cutting edge sculpture to 17th century shoes, there's plenty of surprises to be found......

  • Aldgate Pump

    The Aldgate Pump

    The Aldgate Pump, standing where Aldgate High Street forks left to Fenchurch Street and right to Leadenhall Street, seems innocent enough. But in the 19th century it caused Londoners to die in their hundreds and for grisly reasons....

  • Paternoster Square Column

    The Story Behind The Paternoster Square Column

    Ever wandered through the square next to St Paul's? It's shiny and new, but there are historic secrets to be found, including the Paternoster Square Column....

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