The City - The Sights
Entwined in history
Those who venture out & about in the city are rarely disappointed. Visitors are taken on a journey through history from the ancient Saint Bartholomew the Great, founded in 1123, to the modern arts centre at the Barbican, home to the world famous London Symphony Orchestra.
Taking a trip on the Thames is an enjoyable pastime with boats leaving Bankside Pier just across Southwark Bridge; only a 10 minute stroll away from Mansion House. The Shakespeare Globe and Tate Modern are neighbours of Bankside Pier, perfect for those who prefer to stay on dry land.
‘The City’ is home to many old London markets and a must see when visiting or living in this district. Borough Market (open Wednesday-Saturday) provides a feast of fresh and cooked foods to take home or to eat on the go. Leadenhall Market (Mon-Fri) sits in the heart of the financial district offering flowers, cheese, meat along with a host of city bars. This glorious market was the backdrop for “Diagon Alley” from the Harry Potter movies. Smithfield Market (open from 2am) – A market for those who know what they want and where to get it.
The Tower of London and Tower Bridge are probably the most visited of all of London’s Attractions. A Monument to the great fire of London stands just to the North of London Bridge, its possible to walk the steps inside to the top, the view is great, but it is not a scratch on the viewing platform at the Shard on the South of London Bridge. If you like gardens and tall buildings, then do not miss the the Sky Garden, entry is free here but you need to reserve tickets about a week in advance.
- Barbican Centre – www.barbican.org.uk
- Borough Market – www.boroughmarket.org.uk
- City Hall – www.london.gov.uk
- HMS Belfast – www.iwm.org.uk
- Leadenhall Market – www.leadenhallmarket.co.uk
- Monument – www.themonument.info
- Sky Garden – https://skygarden.london/
- Museum Of London – www.museumoflondon.org.uk
- St Pauls Cathedral – www.stpauls.co.uk
- Old Spitalfields Market – www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com
- Shakespeare’s Globe – www.shakespearesglobe.com
- The Shard – www.the-shard.com
- Tate Modern – www.tate.org.uk
- Tower Bridge – www.towerbridge.org.uk
- Tower of London – www.hrp.org.uk