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Restoration of the Aldgate water pump

A notorious water pump at Aldgate was once praised for its clean clear water yet killed hundreds of Londoners - is currently being restored.


London’s Alleys: St Olave’s Court, EC2

This alley near the Guildhall seems to have been in existence since the 11th century.


Walter Gilbert’s ornate mahogany doors at 32 Cornhill

There is a wooden door near Bank tube station that's worth paying a visit to at weekends, for only then can it be truly admired.


London’s Pocket Parks: Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2

This is an elevated pocket park next to London Wall that's both open to visit, but sufficiently off the obvious routes so hardly known.


The ancient church serving modern lunches

One of the oldest churches in the City of London has secured a new life, by serving up coffees and sarnies to hungry city workers.


Tickets Alert: City of London Police open day

It's a middle-of-the-week event, but there's a chance to visit the headquarters of the City of London police next month.


The “Tulip” skyscraper is blocked by Mayor of London

A tall tulip shaped tower planned to be planted next to the Gherkin as a viewing platform has been blocked by the Mayor of London.


Tickets Alert: Lord Mayor Show grandstand seats

Although anyone can stand along the route of the Lord Mayor's Show in November, there is a set of stands right next to St Paul's Cathedral for the best views.


Three historic documents go on show

Underneath the Guildhall art gallery is a small space that currently has three historic documents on display.


London’s Grand Designs: Building a Capital City 1675 to 1986

For a few weeks there's a display of some of the grand building projects that defined London as a city. From ancient to very modern, lost and still standing.


Visit Guildhall – London’s oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building

Surprisingly few people know this, but it's possible to visit the City of London's magnificent Guildhall building, the oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building in the City.


London’s Pocket Parks: St Vedast Alias Foster, EC2

Hidden behind a blue door lies one of London's most charming little pocket parks.


London’s Alleys: Panyer Alley, EC2

An alley that can be traced all the way back to Tudor London, with a famously enigmatic stone plaque on one wall.


City of London to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus

It's only a short bit of road, but potentially quite significant as the City of London is planning to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus.


Take tours of London’s grand Livery Halls

Dotted around the City of London are a number of very grand buildings, and while normally private, some are open to the public if you book a tour.