On the north bank of the Thames and lying east of central London is the City of London, which is the historical and commercial centre of London.
The City of London, covering just one square mile is the business and financial heart of the capital. Within its bounds lie the London Stock Exchange, the Bank of England and the international insurance centre Lloyd’s of London together with a multitude of banks and insurance companies. Apart from its numerous skyscrapers such as the Gherkin, the City also shelters many historical monuments like St Paul’s Cathedral, built in 1675.
Also worth visiting: The Monument, the tallest stone column in the world, commemorating the Great Fire of London (1666) and the Guildhall, a medieval gothic building and gallery; the Nat West Tower (now called Tower 42 and the third tallest skyscraper in London), and the Bank of England.