Local area guide

Living in City of London

Thinking about moving to City of London? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to the City of London

Why the City of London is a good place to live

Living in the City of London is like merging with history and modernity. With roots dating back to Roman times, it's a place rich in heritage, where central streets are lined with grandiose architecture, yet the skyline is dominated by bold and futuristic designs. It has convenient transport links, including 12 underground stations, and living in the City of London also means getting a 90 percent discount on congestion charges. The area boasts a variety of gastronomical delights from diverse cuisines, and culture vultures will revel in the art exhibitions, and performances at the Barbican Center. Plus, living within the historic walls of City of London offers the perk of peace during evenings when the professional hustle-bustle eases.

What's the City of London famous for?

City of London is famous for its status as the UK's prime financial district and its unique blend of old and new. It's home to prominent monuments like St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, exuding history at every turn. There's more to its charm, including the Grade II listed Victorian arcade known as Leadenhall Market, enriching the area's retail scene. Over 600 listed buildings echo the City's illustrious past, while its music, drama, and arts scene is fueled by the celebrated institutions like the Barbican Centre, home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Things to do in the City of London

City of London offers a vast array of engaging experiences. Historical aficionados will relish the plethora of attractions like the Museum of London, Bank of England Museum, and Dr Johnson's House. For those who enjoy exploring on foot, the beautiful squares, gardens, and parks offer a serene urban oasis. Visitors can admire the breathtaking view from the top of the Monument Tower or savour the exquisite dining options available from Cheapside to Lombard Street. One can unwind at the myriad private health and fitness clubs or indulge in retail therapy at upmarket stores housed inside the Royal Exchange. All in all, it's an area brimming with activities that cater to diverse interests.

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Properties currently for sale in City of London

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Transport in City of London

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in City of London.

Local connections

0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Aldgate East
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
London Fenchurch Street
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Tower Gateway
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Tower Hill
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
London Liverpool Street
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km

Schools in City of London

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in City of London.

Education in City of London

The Aldgate School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2013)
David Game College
Ages: 13 - 22 years old
English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Mulberry Canon Barnett Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
The Complete Works
Ages: 5 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Christ Church CofE School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in City of London

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  • Hoop & Grapes

    London EC3

    Traditional British pub in the heart of the City of London. Specialising in craft ales and lots of lovely gin! Come and visit us for a top class pub experience!

  • Jin Bo Law

    London EC2N

    Elevate to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate and experience the breathtaking views of London's most iconic skyline.

  • Duke of Somerset

    London E1

    he Duke of Somerset prides itself on being a proper traditional pub, with live sport, a big external TV screen and one of the best outside drinking areas in the City.

  • White Swan

    Aldgate, Whitechapel, E1

    A traditional pub in the heart of the city of London

  • Three Tuns

    London EC3

    Spontaneus parties, friendly and efficient service and a great atmosphere are always assured.