With a population
of more than seven million people, London is the most heavily
populated UK City (Population 7,074,265)
The City Of London is the reference name for the small city within
the area known as Greater London. Along with Westminster the area is
known as the historic basis for the city as it stands today. In
terms of size and population The City Of London represents just a
small area of the whole London metropolitan area.
The City Of London is well known as a foremost centre for finance
and business. Despite its relatively small size (approximately one
square mile) the City is on the same scale as New York City in terms
of its importance to world finance.
The actual population of the City of London is around 10,000
residents but, rather staggeringly, employs nearly 350,000 workers.
The small population makes the area known as the City of London the
second smallest "city" in the United Kingdom.
Of course, the entire area of London is much, much larger in size
and has a population of well over 7 million. Many of these are based
in the financial sector of the City. Because of the huge difference
in the ratio of residents and workers it means the transport system
in to the City can get extremely busy, especially during the peak
The original area for the City Of London was surrounded by a Roman
wall. This has long since gone (with a few remaining segments). The
remaining sections are visible at St Alphage, near the Tower of
London and near the Museum of London. The latter was discovered
after a World War II air-raid devastated the area in 1940.
The City Of London has a famous history. On two occasions the City
nearly burned to the ground, once in 1212 and then the Great Fire of
London in 1666. The fire destroyed over 13,000 houses, 87 parish
churches and even St Paul's Cathedral. An estimated 70,000 of the
80,000 inhabitants lost their home.
Because of its strong financial links, it is no surprise the City of
London is home to many leading and famous financial buildings
including the Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and Lloyds
of London. In the city (and nearby Docklands area) there are now
over 500 banks trading internationally.
There are still a fair number of maintained gardens in the City of
London area. These range from small churchyards to large formal
gardens. Some of the most notable include Finsbury Circus, Jubilee
Garden, St Paul's Churchyard and Barber-Surgeon's Hall Garden.
Because of its central location, the transport options in to the
City are numerous. It must be noted that the main transport links
often get very busy and congested because of the large number of
workers moving in to and out of the City.
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