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Introducing City of London

You have to look very carefully for the few remains of the walls that once girded London from the outlying fields and villages. Today, despite making up just one square mile of London proper, it holds its own city status and jurisdiction (spot the red-and-white checked badge on police uniforms).

Amongst the glass-clad offices you’ll find some of the city’s most historic landmarks: St Paul’s, Monument and the Royal Exchange. During rush hour the streets throng with suits, and lunch venues thrive off hungry white-collar workers. But in the evening, and at weekends, the City (as it’s known) becomes eerily deserted and thus the best time to explore these evocative passages of old London.

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      Lord Foster’s phallic form of 30 St. Mary Axe...

      ...or the Gherkin if you’re directing a taxi.

      The Barbican Estate

      A prominent example of British brutalist architecture and staunch divider of opinion - concrete eyesore to some, Modernist marvel to others.

      Today, despite making up just one square mile of London proper, it holds its own city status and jurisdiction (spot the red-and-white checked badge on police uniforms).

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