Exploring & Touring London
Another area of London to explore and experience. Click back to Touring London.
|St. Katharine Docks at Tower Bridge. Eat, drink, shop and admire the yachts.|
The City of London
The City of London , one square mile that used to be enclosed by the Roman wall of Londinium, is the financial heart of London and a world trading center. The City, with a capital C, is incorporated and has been governed by it's own Lord Mayor since William the Conqueror. Don't miss St. Stephen Walbrook, at 39 Walbrook. It's the Lord Mayor's parish church, and consider by some experts in that sort of thing to be the best example of Christopher Wren's city churches.
Exploring the City on foot is not only good exercise, it is rewarding since two of London's top attractions are within the old Roman cities walls; the Tower of London and Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral . Also within the City are the Museum of London , the Temple of Mithras, a ruin on Queen Victoria Street which you can walk right without knowing it, London Bridge, the Bank of England, St. Katherine's Dock where you can pop into the Dicken's Inn for a pint, and visit St. Mary-le-Bow , the church within the sound of whose bells true Londoners or Cockneys are born. For more things to see and do in the city, check the list below.
And when you're in the mood for some art appreciation, you can walk across the Thames on the new Millennium Bridge, that drops you right at the Tate Modern on the South Bank .
Attractions & Sights in the City
All Hallows by the Tower, an ancient church dating to Saxon times.
Tower of London, a must see for all visitors to London. Click for hours and visiting information.
St. Paul's Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece. Visitor information is readily availble on the Cathedral's well designed Web site.
Dr. Johnson's House
Museum, 17 Gough Square.
Museum of London - The largest, most comprehensive city museum in the world.
Bank of England Museum
St. Katharine Docks, London's most central docks with restaurants, shops, relaxing vistas and residences.
The Barbican, Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue, in the heart of Cityside.