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The City of London, also popularly known as “The Square Mile” because its area is almost exactly one square mile, is a county within Greater London. It is governed by the City of London Corporation and its ceremonial leader is the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Officers of its police force, which is distinct from the Metropolitan Police, are recognizable by the unusual red and white chequered bands around their caps. (In other police forces these bands are black and white.)
The City of London is largely coincident with the Londonium of the Romans, founded around AD50. Sections of the Roman and later medieval walls are still to be found. The boundaries of the City are still largely what they were in Medieval times.
The City contains many of the famous and historical sights of London that attract visitors, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
The City is London’s money market and business centre. The Bank of England, among other important financial institutions, resides here.
Theatres in London, lots of acts to see!
Located in the Strand in the City of West Minster, The Savoy Theatre first opened its doors on 10th October 1881. The theatre has played host to numerous hits including Funny Girl, Legally Blonde, Gypsy and is currently showing the West-End production of Dreamgirls, starring Glee star Amber Riley. It has the capacity to hold over 1,100 people. Trafalgar Studios
London has a lot to offer at night, from bars to clubs, it has it all!
Cafe de Paris, founded in 1924, is one of the oldest and most iconic cabaret venues in London. Head over to the Cafe de Paris at weekends for burlesque shows, comedy and circus in truly magnificent surroundings. After the show, Cafe de Paris transforms into one of the quirkiest clubs in the capital, with music until the early hours.
History in London is everywhere, take a look!
From the Queen’s Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and into the majestic Lords Chamber, audio and guided tours include the route taken by the Queen at State Opening of Parliament. The tours then move on through Central Lobby, Members Lobby and one of the voting lobbies before entering the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates. You’ll then pass through St Stephen’s Hall, tours end in 900-year-old Westminster Hall where Guy Fawkes was tried and where Nelson Mandela addressed Parliament in more recent years.
Eating out in London is quite the treat!
Feel famous whilst eating and drinking at Planet Hollywood, which offers a unique dining experience, inspired by the glamour of Hollywood with movie memorabilia displayed throughout the restaurant. Its Haymarket location makes it not only ideal for pre or post-theatre dining, but also one of the West End’s trendiest restaurants. The menu offers numerous irresistible foods, which include appetisers, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, ribs, steaks, fajitas, Asian food, salads, fish and delicious desserts. Planet Hollywood also offers a cocktail bar, a merchandise shop offering a variety of branded souvenirs and a screen playing a mix of movie clips, trailers and the latest pop videos.