London’s most historic district has entered a new chapter. No longer is the square mile a space reserved for the traditional ‘establishment’ and financial infrastructure. The City has become a destination in its own right.
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Slowly, with stealth and style the City is reinventing itself and attracting a variety of businesses, from digital start-ups, co-working spaces and online service providers to global retail brands, gaming developers, media and data companies and international publishers.
Yet, the City, with its huge global appeal, continues to reinvent itself, not just to remain at the centre of business, but to establish itself as a genuine cultural, environmental and lifestyle hub.
Flourishing new bars, restaurants, cultural hotspots, hotels, fitness concepts, retail and members clubs are all contributing to this new, and well-deserved, reputation that the City has and is continuously developing.
Everyday, Something New.
From Soho-based restaurants and bars such as Bob Bob Ricard and Temper opening posts in the city, to new and up and coming foodie spots like Eataly, St Leonards and Brat choosing the City to launch their concepts, the City of London’s dining scene is thriving.
The City of London isn’t just a place for an after-work wind-down. From London’s first ever Coffee House turned British pub, The Jamaica Wine House, to our own gin distillery, the City has a medley of drinking institutions. Venture out for experimental infusions, interactive tipples or some of London’s best cocktails with a view.
Londonium was founded by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago, and take a guess where they planted their first settlement?
From its foundations, culture in the city has always been a London juxtaposition of the old and the new. From underground lost rivers, Roman temples, and hidden gargoyle embellished courtyards to graffiti-covered alley ways, pop up contemporary art galleries and the sculpture in the city initiative – the City has every canvas covered.
Don’t sweat it. Do sweat it.
Whether it is for the mind, body or soul, fitness studios, meditation pods, grooming salons and beautification stations can be found on every corner of the city.
Investing in yourself has never been this easy.
From the magnificent 18th-century Royal Exchange and Victorian Leadenhall Market to the modern One New Change and Box Park pop-ups, the City offers a variety of retail therapy options.
Members Clubs and Hotels
Whether you are looking for a place to network and debate, immerse yourself into wellbeing, to indulge in the world of fine wine, art, and cuisine or just somewhere with cool rooms where cool-looking people hang out, the city has something for us all.
If it’s a fleeting visit or an unexpected overnight stay, the city has a plethora of hotels. From unique to chic and something in-between, there is always a room with your name on it.