City of London

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The City of London is a city and (as the City and County of the City of London ) a local government district that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.wikipedia
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St Mary Aldermanbury

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St. Mary Aldermanbury was a church in the City of London first mentioned in 1181 and destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666.


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It then turns south-west, crossing the Minories so as to exclude the Tower of London, and then reaches the river.
Minories (, not ) is the name of a former civil parish, also known as Minories Holy Trinity, and a street in the City of London, close to the Tower of London.

Little Britain, London

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Little Britain is a street in the City of London running from St. Martin's Le Grand in the east to West Smithfield in the west.

Postman's Park

Bordered by Little Britain, Aldersgate Street, St. Martin's Le Grand, King Edward Street, and the site of the former headquarters of the General Post Office (GPO), it is one of the largest open spaces in the City of London, the walled city which gives its name to modern London.

Charterhouse Street

It turns east along Holborn to Holborn Circus, and then goes north east to Charterhouse Street.
Charterhouse Street is a street in Smithfield, on the northern boundary of the City of London, forming the boundary with both the London Borough of Camden and the London Borough of Islington.


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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.
In the City of London, but nowhere else, aldermen are still elected for each of the wards of the City, by the regular electorate, and until 2004 could hold office for life, but now have a term of not more than six years.

Dragon boundary mark

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The boundaries are marked by black bollards bearing the City's emblem, and by dragon boundary marks at major entrances, such as Holborn.
The dragon boundary marks are cast iron statues of dragons on metal or stone plinths that mark the boundaries of the City of London.

Old Spitalfields Market

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The Corporation owns Old Spitalfields Market and Billingsgate Fish Market, in the neighbouring London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
It is situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, just outside the City of London.

Liberty (division)

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Inner Temple and Middle Temple (which neighbour each other) are two of the few remaining liberties, an old name for a geographic division.
They geographically fall within the boundaries of the City of London, but can be thought of as independent enclaves.

Queen Victoria Street, London

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Queen Victoria Street, named after the British monarch who reigned from 1837 to 1901, is a street in London which runs east by north from its junction with New Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment in the Castle Baynard ward of the City of London, along a section that divides the wards of Queenhithe and Bread Street, then lastly through the middle of Cordwainer ward, until it reaches Mansion House Street at Bank junction.

Wood Street, London

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The City Police have three police stations, at Snow Hill, Wood Street and Bishopsgate, and an administrative headquarters at Guildhall Yard East.
Wood Street is a street in the City of London, the historic centre and primary financial district of London.

Guildhall, London

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The City has fire risks in many historic buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral, Old Bailey, Mansion House, Smithfield Market, the Guildhall, and also in numerous high-rise buildings.
Guildhall is a municipal building in the Moorgate area of the City of London, England.

Wards and electoral divisions of the United Kingdom

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The procedure of review is unique in the United Kingdom as it is not conducted by the Electoral Commission or a local government boundary commission every 8 to 12 years, which is the case for all other wards in Great Britain.
The City of London has its own sui generis form of local government and is divided into wards, which are ancient and very long-standing sub-divisions of the City.

Mansion House, London

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The City has fire risks in many historic buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral, Old Bailey, Mansion House, Smithfield Market, the Guildhall, and also in numerous high-rise buildings.
It is used for some of the City of London's official functions, including two annual white tie dinners.

List of smallest cities in the United Kingdom

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It is also the smallest English city by population (and in Britain, only two cities in Wales are smaller), and the smallest in the UK by area.

List of English districts

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The 2001 Census showed the City as a unique district amongst 376 districts surveyed in England and Wales.

London Stock Exchange

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The London Stock Exchange (shares and bonds), Lloyd's of London (insurance) and the Bank of England are all based in the City.
London Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located in the City of London, England.


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It runs through parts of the Portsoken and Bishopsgate Without wards of the City of London, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London.

River Fleet

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During the medieval era, the City's jurisdiction expanded westwards, crossing the historic western border of the original settlement—the River Fleet—along Fleet Street to Temple Bar.
However, it was renamed the Jubilee line in 1977, and plans for the part of the route through the City of London subsequently abandoned.

St Dunstan-in-the-East

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St Dunstan-in-the-East was a Church of England parish church on St Dunstan's Hill, halfway between London Bridge and the Tower of London in the City of London.


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There is one London Fire Brigade station in the City, at Dowgate, with one pumping appliance.
Dowgate is a small ward in the City of London, the historic and financial centre of London.

7 July 2005 London bombings

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The City suffered terrorist attacks including the 1993 Bishopsgate bombing (IRA) and the 7 July 2005 London bombings (Islamist).
On the day of the bombings Peter Power of Visor Consultants gave interviews on BBC Radio 5 Live and ITV saying that he was working on a crisis management simulation drill, in the City of London, "based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning", when he heard that an attack was going on in real life.

Metropolitan Green Belt

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For example, the August mean minimum of 14.7 C compares to a figure of 13.3 C for Greenwich and Heathrow whereas is 11.6 C at Wisley in the middle of several square miles of Metropolitan Green Belt.
For some years after 1580 Elizabeth I of England banned new building in a three-mile wide belt around the City of London, in an attempt to stop the spread of plague.

Norton Folgate

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The boundary then turns south at Norton Folgate and becomes the border with Tower Hamlets.
Norton Folgate is a short length of street in London, connecting Bishopsgate with Shoreditch High Street, on the northern edge of the City of London.

Hampstead Heath

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It owns land beyond its boundaries, including open spaces (parks, forests and commons) in and around Greater London, including most of Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath.
The skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the City of London can be seen, along with St Paul's Cathedral and other landmarks, all in one panorama, parts of which are protected views.