City of London
often referred to simply as The City, it is the birth place of London and the site of settlement of Roman invaders. Also knowned as the Square Mile, it is the centre of London’s financial life, home of the bank of England
Tower of London
Founded in 1060, the tower of London is mostly famous for housing the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and also for being the place of execution of one of Henry VIII’s most illustrious wives, Anne Boleyn.
One of London’s most iconic symbols, Tower Bridge is a bascule suspension bridge composed of two towers connected by two walkways. The Tower Bridge Exhibition is a tourist attraction that lets you visit the bridge inside and out, from the walkways in the top to the engine rooms.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Dennis Severs House
This small museum depicts a frozen moment in the life of Huguenot silk weavers, with lit fireplaces and food on the table, as if the family is only temporarily absent and can return any time during your visit.
Old Spitalfields Market
This charming covered market still maintains its original Victorian buildings. Open seven days a week, it is one of London’s major markets, with fashion shops, food stalls and arts and crafts.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Open every Sunday from 8am to 2pm, the market has not only a large selection of flower, plants and bulbs but also food, antiques and crafts, making it a perfect destination for a Sunday morning treat.
Petticoat Lane Market
This fashion and clothing market will be outside our door every Sunday with great bargains.
It consists of two adjacent street markets. Wentworth Street Market is open six days a week and Middlesex Street Market is open on Sunday only.
Well-knowned for its curry houses, Brick Lane is also a recognizable center of street art, with a regular display of grafitti by Banksy, Stik, ROA, D*Face and Ben Eine.
Contemporary Architecture in the City of London
30 St Mary’s Axe, widely known as the Gherkin, is a 41 story high commercial sky scrapper in the City of London. Built between 2001 and 2003, it is one of the most familiar buildings in London’s skyline.
Officially named 110 Bishopsgate, this is the closest skyscraper to Rez Apartments. With 230 meters, it is the tallest building in the City of London and the third tallest in London, right after One Canada Square, in Canary Wharf, and The Shard.
20 Fenchurch Street’s name derives from its distinctive shape. The Sky Garden at its top has lovely views throughout London and can be visited free of charge, albeit requiring advance booking.
122 Leadenhall Street is the home of the second tallest building in the City of London (225m) and one of the most distinctive shaped in London.
Standing at 309.6 meters high, the Shard is the tallest building in the Uk, the tallest in European Union and the 4th tallest in Europe. Its observation deck, the View from The Shard, can be visited and includes also a gift shop, the Sky Shop, where souvenirs can be purchased. It is also home to several events such as the Silent Disco at the View from the Shard.
at 183 meters hight, Tower 42 is the third tallest building in the City of London and part of the skyline view from Bishopsgate.