City of London

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The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.wikipedia
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Londinium

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It constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders.
Londinium was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London around 43. Its bridge over the River Thames turned the city into a road nexus and major port, serving as a major commercial centre in Roman Britain until its abandonment during the 5th century.

London

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The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 sqmi and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits.

Central business district

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The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
For example, London's "city centre" is usually regarded as encompassing the historic City of London and the mediaeval City of Westminster, whereas the City of London and the transformed Docklands area are regarded as its two CBDs.

Greater London

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Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster).
Greater London is a ceremonial county of England that is located within the London region. This region forms the administrative boundaries of London and is organised into 33 local government districts—the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, which is located within the region but is separate from the county.

City of Westminster

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Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster).
Historically in Middlesex, it is to the west of the ancient City of London, directly to the east of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and its southern boundary is the River Thames.

Lord Mayor of London

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The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.
The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation.

County of London

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This wider usage of London is documented as far back as 1888, when the County of London was created.
The Act created an administrative County of London, which included within its territory the City of London.

Canary Wharf

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A secondary financial district exists outside the City, at Canary Wharf, 2.5 mi to the east.
It is one of the main financial centres of the United Kingdom, along with the City of London, and contains many of Europe's tallest buildings, including the second-tallest in the UK, One Canada Square.

Inner Temple

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The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City, especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple—fall within the City of London boundary.
It is located in the wider Temple area of the capital, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London.

London Bridge

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The Romans built a bridge across the river, as early as 50 AD, near to today's London Bridge.
Several bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London.

London boroughs

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Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster).
The City of London is instead governed by the City of London Corporation and the Inner and Middle Temples.

Temple, London

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The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City, especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple—fall within the City of London boundary.
The Temple area of the City of London consists of the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple, which are two of the four Inns of Court and act as local authorities in place of the City of London Corporation within their areas.

Districts of England

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Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster).
There are a total of 326 districts made up of 36 metropolitan boroughs, 32 London boroughs, 201 non-metropolitan districts, 55 unitary authorities, as well as the City of London and the Isles of Scilly which are also districts, but do not correspond to any of these categories.

Lloyd's building

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The insurance industry is focused around the eastern side of the City, around Lloyd's building.
It is located on the former site of East India House in Lime Street, in London's main financial district, the City of London.

Local government in England

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The local authority for the City, namely the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority.
The City of London and the Isles of Scilly are sui generis authorities, pre-dating recent reforms of local government.

Greater London Built-up Area

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The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though it remains a notable part of central London.
The London region consists of 33 districts: the City of London, the 12 Inner London boroughs (including the City of Westminster), and the 20 Outer London boroughs.

Chancery Lane

The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City, especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple—fall within the City of London boundary.
Chancery Lane is a one-way street situated in the ward of Farringdon Without in the City of London.

Strand, London

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The centre of trade and population moved away from the walled Londinium to Lundenwic ("London market"), a settlement to the west, roughly in the modern day Strand/Aldwych/Covent Garden area.
It runs just over 3/4 mi from Trafalgar Square eastwards to Temple Bar, where the road becomes Fleet Street inside the City of London, and is part of the A4, a main road running west from inner London.

London Wall

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The Romans built the London Wall some time between 190 and 225 AD. The boundaries of the Roman city were similar to those of the City of London today, though Londinium did not extend further west than Ludgate or the Fleet, and the mid-estuary Thames was undredged and wider than it is today thus, the City's shoreline was north of its present position.
It is now the name of a road in the City of London running along part of the course of the old wall between Wormwood Street and the Rotunda junction where St. Martin's Le Grand meets Aldersgate Street.

Mayor of London

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The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.
The Mayor is scrutinised by the London Assembly and, supported by their Mayoral cabinet, directs the entirety of Greater London, including the City of London (for which there is also the ceremonial Lord Mayor of the City of London).

Middle Temple

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The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City, especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple—fall within the City of London boundary.
It is located in the wider Temple area of London, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London.

Inns of Court

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The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City, especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple—fall within the City of London boundary.
During the 12th and early 13th centuries the law was taught in the City of London, primarily by the clergy.

City status in the United Kingdom

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The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
While the City of London was permitted to continue in existence largely unchanged, Westminster was merged with two neighbouring authorities to form a new London borough from 1 April 1965.

Southwark

The BoroughBoroughBorough of Southwark
Following the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror marched on London (reaching as far as Southwark), but failed to get across London Bridge or to defeat the Londoners.
Centred 1+1/2 mi east of Charing Cross, it fronts the River Thames and the City of London to the north.

Wards of the City of London

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From medieval times, the City has been composed of 25 ancient wards, each headed by an Alderman, who chairs Wardmotes, which still take place at least annually.
The City of London (also known simply as "the City") is divided into 25 wards.