The City of London is a city and Ceremonial County within London, and also one of the capital’s main financial districts along with Canary Wharf. The City or the Square Mile (it is 1.12 sq miles) was settled by the Romans in the first century AD, and is one of two districts in London to hold city status. The other is the adjacent City of Westminster.
Most of the city’s population commutes into the area each day for work, mainly in the financial services sector of for law. The western and northern sectors of the city include Temple and Chancery Lane where the Inns of Court are located.
A result of the huge influx of people each day means the area is rich in good restaurants, pubs and cafés. The area is also home to the famous Leadenhall Market, which dates back to the fourteenth century when it specialised in meat, poultry and game. Now featuring cobbled walkways and a glass Victorian roof, it brings together a variety of stalls as well as shops, restaurants and pubs and has been used as a backdrop for famous films including Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Tomb Raider.
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