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London Wall[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Basinghall Avenue Standard Chartered (all/G-10)
1 Bread Street Aberdeen Asset Management (1,2,3), Bank of Ireland (4,5,6,7)
1 Coleman Street Legal & General (all/G-9)
1 London Wall DLA Piper (4,9,10), Hymans Robertson (1,2), Maclay Murray Spens (8,12), Nikko Asset Management Europe (8), Osborne Clarke (5,6,7)
1 New Change Calypso Technology (6), CME Group (4), Friends Life (2), KL Gates (4,5), Panmure Gordon (3), SMBC Nikko (2)
1 Wood Street Eversheds Sutherland (all/G-8)
3 Noble Street DLA Piper (all/G-12)
20 Gresham Street CHP Consulting (4), Sacker Partners (6), Standard Bank (G,1,2,3,4), TLT (7)
25 Gresham Street Lloyds Banking Group (all/G-11)
30 Gresham Street Commerzbank (all/G-9)
31 Gresham Street Schroders (all/G-10)
45 Moorfields ETC Venues (8), Fixnetix (4), Forsyth Business Centres (6,7), London Rebuilding Society (7), Quod Financial (2), RLM Finsbury (9), Sportingbet (4), T Clarke (9)
55 Basinghall Street Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton (G,1,3,5), KCG Neonet Securities (6), M&G (7), Nordea (8), Premier European Capital (2), Welbeck Group (4)
100 Wood Street Liberdata (1), Livingbridge (2), Schroders (3,4,8,9), Simcorp Investment Management (2), Law Debenture Society (5)
107 Cheapside BE Office (2), Hays (3,4,5), Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe (7,8,9), Quill (3)

Midtown[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Fleet Place Dentons (all/G-11)
2 New Street Square Deloitte (all/G-11)
2-6 Salisbury Square Office of Fair Trading (all/G-11)
3 New Street Square Deloitte (all/G-5)
5 Fleet Place Charles Russell Speechlys (all/G-10)
5 New Street Square GSMA (7), Harney Westwood Reigels (5), Ropes Gray (5), Stewarts Law (G,6,8), Taylor Wessing (1,2,3,4,5,9,10)
5 Paternoster Square Bank of America Merrill Lynch (1,2,3), Charterhouse (7), Cinven (5,6), O’Melveny Myers (4)
6 New Street Square Brightpool (15), Burges Salmon (10), Charles Russell Speechlys (1,2,3,4,5,6,7), Crest Nicholson London (9), DHM Stallard (11), Interim Partners (15), Liquid telecom (9), Navig8 Europe (15), New Street Executive Search (15), OC&C Strategy (13,14,15), OMERS Worldwide (12), Rawlinson Hunter (8), Towry (17), Weightmans (2)
10 Fleet Place CNBC (6), Dow Jones (5), Kelway (3), Level 3 Communications (7), Mott Macdonald (2,3)
10 Paternoster Row CBRE (all/G-6)
10 Paternoster Square London Stock Exchange (all/G-4)
10-15 Newgate Street Goldman Sachs (all/G-7)
25 Farringdon Street Baker Tilly/RSM Tenon (6,7,8,9), HTC Saffron Digital (2), Johnson Matthey (5), Kroll (3,4), Reed MacKay (1), RTKL (10), Tradewinds (11), World Courier (12)
65 Holborn Viaduct Hogan Lovells (all/G-11)
65 St Pauls Churchyard DBS Bank/Vickers Securities (4), Electra Partners (1), Fidelity (2), Lubbock Fine (3), MFS International (5,6)
81 Newgate Street BT Group (all/G-10)
100 St Pauls Churchyard ICG (3), i2 Business Centre (2), Phoenix Group (1), Sarasin Partners (G,4,5)
110 Fetter Lane UK Commercial Business Court (1,2,3,4,5), Weil Gotshal Manges (G,6,7,8)
133 Fleet Street Goldman Sachs (all/G-13)

More London[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 More London Ernst & Young (all/G-10)
2 More London Actis (8), Fluidata (8), Globeleq Advisors (7), Hg Capital (1,2), Hitachi (2), Landor (7), Laytons (5), London Partners (6), Montagu Private Equity (3), Terra Firma (4)
3 More London Climate Change Capital (3), Equality & Human Rights Commission (2), Norton Rose Fulbright (3,4,5,6,7,8,9), Regus (1)
4 More London Bond Dickinson (3,4), Gowling WLG (5,6,7,8,9,10), Teach First (1,2)
6 More London Affinity Sutton (6), Blue Rubicon (5), Ernst & Young (1,2), TNS (3,4)
7 More London PriceWaterhouseCoopers (all/G-10)
110 Queens Walk Greater London Authority (all/G-10)

Riverside[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Angel Lane Nomura (all/G-12)
1 St Swithens Lane NM Rothchild (all/G-16)
2 Swan Lane Man Group (4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11), Royal Bank of Canada (1,2,3)
3 Lower Thames Street Berwin Leighton Paisner (1,2,3,4), Clasrksons (5,6,7,8)
25 Dowgate Hill IG Group (2,5,6), Natixis (1,2,3,4), Winterflood Securities (3)
25 Walbrook Arthur J Gallagher (1,7), DNB Bank (9), Jones Lang LaSalle (8), Worldpay (5,6), Xchanging (3)
41 Tower Hill Societe Generale (all/G-9)
45 King William Street Chadbourne Parke (5,6), i2 Office (1), Tindall Riley (3,4,8)
68 King William Street Regus (all/G-8)
78 Cannon Street CBI (4), CMS (1,2,3)
80 Cannon Street Bagri Foundation (5), Freight Investor Services (9), Metdist Trading (5), QA (4), Silver (8), Sonovate (6), SW1 Associates (6)
110 Cannon Street Fixi (10), Kiddy Partners (G), Operis Group (11), Signet Group (3), Source UK Services (9)
120 Cannon Street Edgar Dunn (1), King Shaxon (6), NHBC Foundation (4)


Broadgate[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Appold Street Deutsche Bank (all/G-7)
1-2 Broadgate (1 B) ICAP (all/G-8)
(2 B) Keefe Bruyette Woods (7), Regus (7)
1-3 Finsbury Avenue UBS (all/G-6)
3 Broadgate Broadgate Estates (all/G-3)
5 Appold Street Ashurst (6,7,8), Credit Agricole (1,2,3,4,5)
8-12 Broadgate & 100 Liverpool Street UBS (all/G-8)
10 Exchange Square Close Brothers (8), Esemphila Emerging Markets (9), Herbert Smith Freehills (4,5), Western Asset Management (10)
12 Primrose Street F&C Assert Management (8), Herbert Smith Freehills (1), Societe Generale (9,10)
199 Bishopsgate Allianz (5,6), Dorsey Whitney (10), JX Nippon Exploration & Production (8), SAS (7)

City-North[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Silk Street Linklaters (all/G-15)
1-10 Bishops Square Allen Overy (all/G-11), Akin Gump (3,8,9), ISDA (G), MSCI (9), Paul Hastings (8), Societe Generale (2,3)
25 Ropemaker Street Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (1,2,14,15,16,17,18,19,20), Liberium Capital (12), Macquarie (6,7,8,9,10,11), Markit (4)
60 Chiswell Street Addleshaw Goddard (all/G-7)

Eastern Cluster[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Great St Helens Hiscox (all/G-10)
6 London Street Regus (all/G-13)
6-8 Devonshire Square (6 DS) Devonshire Square Management (all/G-11)
(7 DS) Squire Patton Boggs (all/G-11)
(8 DS) Aon (all/G-11)
10 Fenchurch Street Atradius (9), International Insurance Company of Hannover (1,2,3,4,7,8), Matthews Daniel (10), Sugarman Group (8)
22-30 Dukes Place Hill Dickinson (all/G-7)
25 Fenchurch Avenue Kennedys (5,6,7,8,9), Mitsui Sumitomo (1,2,3,4)
36-41 Gracechurch Street i2 Office (G), University Partnerships Programme (G,1,2)
55 Old Broad Street MWB Business Exchange (all/G-10)
60 Fenchurch Street KfW Ipex Bank (4), NIG (3)
60 Great Tower Street Arch (5), Axis (1,4), Beazley Furlonge ( 2,7,8,9), Liberty Mutual (5), RSA (G), Sucden (3)
60 Threadneedle Street Berenberg (3,5), DC Advisory (4), RWE (1), Talbot (7,8), TD Securities (2,3), Universities Superannuation Fund (6)
70 Gracechurch Street XL (all/G-8)
71 Fenchurch Street Digital Realty (9), Greenline Financial Technologies (10), Howden Windsor (G,4), Lloyds Register (G,1,2,3), MarketAxess (10), National Bank of Canada (11), Novae Group (6,7,8), Temenos UK (5,12), Woori Bank (9)
100 Leadenhall Street ACE (all/G-10)
130 Fenchurch Street Adthena (9), Aviva (10), Chartered Insurance Institute (11), City AM (3), Content & Code (4), Contractsure Henderson (8), Cozen O’Connor (9), Farshid Moussavi Architects (12), Koch Industries (6), Lime Street Brokers (7), Mills Reeve (1,2), SCOR (5)
150 Leadenhall Street Deutsche Bank (G,1,2,3,4), Tokio Marine (5,6,7,8)

Finsbury Circus[change | change source]

Address Tenant(s)
1 Finsbury Circus Alvarez Marsal (1), Smart Group (G), Stephenson Harwood (2,3,4,5,6,7,8), VCE (G)
12-15 Finsbury Circus Credit Mutuel CIC (5), First State (7,8), Robert W Baird (4), Savills (1), Skills matter (G), Workday (3)
16-18 Finsbury Circus Bloomberg (3,4,5), Brown Brothers Harriman (2), Cisco (7), City Index (G,1), DVB Bank (6), GAIN Capital (1)
25 Finsbury Circus London Office Space (all/G-5)
28-30 Finsbury Circus (28 FC) FBN Bank (all/G-6)
(29 FC) Aldrich (G), Alfa Capital Markets Holdings (4), AMX (6), Baker Tilly/RSM Tenon (6), Bankers Benevolent Fund (4), Bank of Yokohama (4), Berrymans Lace Mawer (5), Boston Alexander (6), Bullguard UK (6), Castaldi Lawyers (2), Chop’d (G), Cloke (2), Create (1), David Richards (2), Druces (2), Duncan Allison (G), First Equity (5), Fiske (3), GBC Learning (G), Gresham Financial Planning (6), Hanlon Bennett Consulting (G), Harrison How (G), Hatley Print (2), Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry UK (5), Krogh (6), Love Tate (G), Luso Electronic Products (3), MF&G Systems (G), Michael Davey Financial Services (5), Nihon Shika Group (G), Pitman Training Centre (G), Practice Management International (2), Quill Notaries (G), Rare Selection (2), Rodliffe Accounting (5), Vor Financial Services (G), WA Saunders (G), Wiltshire (G), Witt UK & Ireland (6)
(30 FC) Devonshire (all/G-8)


City of London
The City • Square Mile
Flag of City of London
Coat of arms of City of London
Domine dirige nos
Latin: Lord, guide us
Shown within Greater London
Shown within Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionGreater London
Statussui generis, City and Ceremonial County
Admin HQGuildhall
Roman settlementc. 47 AD
Wessex resettlement886 AD
 • Local authorityCity of London Corporation
 • Lord MayorMichael Bear
 • MPMark Field
 • London AssemblyJohn Biggs
 • Total1.12 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 (2005 est)
 • Total9,200
 • Density8,220/sq mi (3,172/km2)
 • Ethnicity
84.4% White
68.3% British
12.8% non-British
3.3% Irish
6.8% South Asian
2.6% African-Caribbean
2.0% Chinese
 • ONS code
 Population Ranked 353rd
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postal code
London in 1300: most was still within the old Roman city wall.

The City of London is a district of Greater London.[1] The City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages. Although it is now only a small part of the metropolis, it is a notable part of central London. The City holds city status in its own right, and is also a separate ceremonial county. Often referred to as the City, or the Square Mile, it is just over one square mile, 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2) in area.[2]

It is here in the City of London where most of the United Kingdom's financial trade is done. It is a very small area, covering only a square mile, and has a very small resident population (8,000). However, many people come to work here and during the day it can be very busy, with some 300,000 people in it.[3]

"London" now refers to Greater London, which is made up of 32 boroughs (including the City of Westminster and the City of London). The City is in central London and is the oldest part of the city, dating back to Roman times. The City of London has its own mayor, the Lord Mayor of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London. There are other ancient features, dating back to medieval times. The City has its own police force, the City of London Police.

Financial markets[change | change source]

The City vies with New York City as the financial capital of the world: many banking and insurance institutions have their headquarters there. The London Stock Exchange (shares and bonds), Lloyd's of London (insurance) and the Bank of England are all based in the City.

Over 500 banks have offices in the City, and the City is an established leader in trading in Eurobonds, foreign exchange, energy futures and global insurance. The Alternative Investment Market, a market for trades in equities of smaller firms, is a recent development. In 2008, the City of London accounted for 4% of UK GDP.

London is the world's greatest foreign exchange market, with much of the trade conducted in the City of London. Of the $3.98 trillion daily global turnover, as measured in 2007, trading in London accounted for around $1.36 trillion, or 34.1% of the total.[4] The Pound Sterling, the currency of the United Kingdom, is globally the fourth most traded currency and the third most held reserve currency.

Since 1991 Canary Wharf, a few miles east of the City in Tower Hamlets, has become a second centre for London's financial services industry and houses many banks and other institutions formerly located in the Square Mile. This development does not appear to have damaged the City: growth has continued in both locations.

History[change | change source]

The City is the site of Roman Londinium, and the archaeological remains are on display in the Museum of London, City Wall.

The City has many churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren, including St Paul's Cathedral. The City was the site of the Great Fire of London in 1666.

References[change | change source]

  1. Beckett, J V (2005). City status in the British Isles, 1830–2002. Historical urban studies. Aldershot: Ashgate. p. 12. ISBN 0-7546-5067-7.
  2. "City of London Resident Population Census 2001" (PDF). Corporation of London. July 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  3. "City of London still tops finance league". This is Money. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  4. BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey, published in December 2007.
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