From iconic attractions to hidden gems, the City of London is a hub for art, culture and entertainment. Visit world-class museums, attend a show at one of the largest performing arts centres in Europe and catch your breath in tranquil parks and gardens. The district features an eclectic mix of architecture, with soaring skyscrapers standing alongside heritage-listed buildings.
Things to do in City of London
St. Paul’s Cathedral rises over the Thames and is a London landmark. The cathedral is perched atop Ludgate Hill and was designed by renowned English architect, Sir Christopher Wren. Marvel at the magnificent English Baroque façade and climb up to the Stone Gallery for sweeping views over the London skyline.
Discover half a million years of history and culture at the Museum of London. Stroll along a recreated Victorian street, learn about the devastating Great Plague and get up close with the famous 2012 Olympic Cauldron.
Dress up and enjoy a night of culture at the Barbican Centre. It’s one of the largest performing arts centres in Europe and hosts a diverse program of music concerts, theatre shows, dance performances, art exhibitions and film screenings. Enjoy a recital by the legendary London Symphony Orchestra and admire contemporary works in the Barbican Art Gallery or step into the glass-roofed conservatory to discover an oasis of tropical plants.
The City of London is in the heart of the financial district and is brimming with sleek cafes, bars and restaurants. You’ll also find casual riverside cafés where you can sip coffee and watch boats cruise along the Thames.
Getting around City of London
The City of London is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Double-decker buses are a fun and efficient way to get around the City of London. The district is served by several tube stations, including Mansion House, Bank and Monument. Overland train stations include Cannon Street, Moorgate and Fenchurch Street. Heathrow Airport is one hour away by car or tube.