Things to do in the City
The City of London contains both the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London. Popular with corporate travellers, this area is home to the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England. And of course, there is plenty to explore in the very heart of the city. The beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, with its world-famous dome, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren along with 53 other churches after the Great Fire of 1666. The stunning artwork and architecture of the interior is well worth a visit.
Just a short walk from the City lies the Museum of London which tells the story of the capital from prehistoric times to the present day. This museum is extremely child friendly and full of interactive displays and exhibits. One of the highlights has to be the recreation of a Victorian street which visitors can stroll around at their leisure. And if you’re in the mood for some shopping after all that history, head west towards Covent Garden where you will find a treasure trove of luxury fashion and unique, handmade goods.
Experience modern British cuisine at Northbank Restaurant and sit outside to enjoy unobstructed views up and down the Thames. Or if you’re yearning for something more traditional, stroll over to Fleet Street where you will find Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a 17th century pub whose ‘regulars’ included Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse.
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