City (Distrito financeiro)
The City is where London began. In his Square Mile (as the City is referred to) you will find precious leftovers of London’s early days: four-fifth of the area burnt in the great Fire in 1666. London’s two most famous sights, the Tower and St. Paul’s, are here and look glorious seen from the water at Tower Bridge or from the top of the Monument. One of the joys of the City is the population flow that ensures it never stays the same. By day it’s mobbed by half million office workers, cycle couriers, white van driver and police officers. With the massive focus on office space, amenities such as parks and children’s play are in short supply, though the city is home to over 150 small city gardens, and there is always the river to enjoy. What’s more, the architecture is the most fascinating in London, with the modern (Gherkin and Lloyds) sitting alongside the beautiful ancient (St. Bartholomew- the- Great is the London’s oldest parish church). Around the Old Truman Brewery in Bricklane the streets are full with young and trendy people enjoying the café’ and drinking society. Local tips: around the edges of Smithfield market are several lat night/early morning café’, bars, serving clubbers (try Ferrari’s in 8 West Smithfield). See a film or go for a concert at the first-rate Barbican Centre.