City Of London - Latest news, articles and photos

City Of London - Latest news, articles and photos


It’s the 700th anniversary of Leadenhall Market

This year marks the 700th anniversary of London’s Leadenhall Market, the ornate market in the City of London.

New images of Smithfield market redevelopment plans

Updated concept images of the plans to revamp Smithfield markets have been shown off by the City of London.

London’s Alleys: Adam’s Court, EC2

This is a surprisingly large open space right in the heart of the City that you would only discover by passing through covered arches.

City of London car park to be turned into cycle delivery hub

Part of an underground car park in the City of London is to be turned into a space for delivery services by bicycle around the City of London.

London skyscraper completes primary construction

The tallest building in the City of London, 22 Bishopsgate has reached the stage of “practical completion”, and is starting to be fitted out for tenants.

London’s Alleys: Primrose Hill, EC4

This alley is a lingering remnant of a much longer passage that used to run all the way up to Fleet Street.

London’s Alleys: Brabant Court, EC3

This is a chaming litle cobbled courtyard next to the Walkie Talkie skyscraper, that contains one of the few surviving  Georgian buildings in the City of London.

London’s Alleys: Pinner’s Passage, EC2

This is a very modern looking, and very modern existing alley that can be found opposite the former NatWest Tower, now Tower 42.

London’s Alleys: Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4

A narrow lane near Cannon Street that’s the site of a church destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

When the Lord Mayor’s show took place on the Thames

This Saturday’s Lord Mayor’s show would normally be a huge event on the streets of London, with large numbers of floats and people marching, but it won’t be like that this week, and it never used to be like that either.

London’s Alleys: Austin Friars Passage, EC2

This delightfully narrow alley with a Victorian tiled and arched entrance and a rare surviving ancient wall can be found in a quiet cluster of streets just moments from busy London Wall.

London’s grand Custom House set for hotel conversion

Plans to turn the historic Grade 1 listed Custom House building that sits next to the Thames and Tower of London into a hotel have been submitted to the City of London.

New London skyscraper to sit next to the “Walkie Talkie”

Plans have been shown off for another skyscraper to sit next to the Walkie Talkie building in the City of London.

London’s Alleys: Greystoke Place, EC4

This is a convenient passage that links Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane in the city, and is likely to date from the early urban development of the area.

London’s Alleys: Laurence Pountney Hill, EC4

This is a side alley that includes an old church, a Roman palace, and enough stucco carving to fill a small mansion house.

City of London outlines plans to merge police and courthouses

Fleet Street could soon get a large new legal quarter with an entire block given over to new courthouse and police headquarters if plans by the City of London go ahead.

The pedway to nowhere

There is in the City of London a strange dead-end – an elevated walkway that ends with you peering precariously over a steep drop. A pedway to nowhere.

London’s Pocket Parks: St Dunstan-in-the-West Burial Ground, EC4

This small but rather neat pocket park is exceptionally well hidden squeezed between buildings on a quiet back street in the City of London.