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Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City
Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City

The City of London has announced plans to part pedestrianise Bank junction following on from previous works which substantially reduced road traffic in the area.

City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move
City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move

Plans by the City of London to move its three historic markets to a single site in Dagenham Dock took a step forward last night after Barking and Dagenham council approved planning permission for the new market building.

Tickets Alert: Lunches in London’s Livery Halls
Tickets Alert: Lunches in London’s Livery Halls

The City of London has a number of grand Livery Halls dotted around the Square Mile, and three of them are going to be open for lunches this summer.

London’s Alleys: Compter Passage, EC2
London’s Alleys: Compter Passage, EC2

This is an entirely new alley for London, but owes some of its existence to a Tudor prison and a Victorian charity.

London’s Alleys: Angel Court, EC2
London’s Alleys: Angel Court, EC2

This alley just behind the Bank of England starts off with a narrow covered entrance but opens up to a wide passageway.

City of London looks to post-pandemic cultural recovery
City of London looks to post-pandemic cultural recovery

Although a lot of pandemic recovery talk about the City of London has focused on the empty offices and unsold sandwiches in corner shops, the city also has a large creative sector that’s been badly hit as well.

London’s Alleys: South Yard, EC2
London’s Alleys: South Yard, EC2

This charming cobbled* and sloped passageway looks like it’s been here for centuries, but in fact, may be barely 30 years old.

City of London design competition for a new TARDIS
City of London design competition for a new TARDIS

The City of London is opening a design competition for a 21st-century Police Box to be placed around the Square Mile.

London’s Alleys: Sun Court, EC2
London’s Alleys: Sun Court, EC2

A covered alley running off Cornhill in the city that was once the home to the King’s official weights.

It’s the 700th anniversary of Leadenhall Market
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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.