City of London

London aerial view

The City of London is the business district right at the centre of London. It’s often referred to as the Square Mile.

The City of London Corporation provides local authority services for the area. It also supports and promotes London as the world’s leading international financial and business centre.

The City works in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities, enhancing the city’s culture, history and green spaces for all Londoners.

It is headed by the Lord Mayor, an international ambassador for the City and UK financial and business services, a role separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

  • 7
    new homes
    built in the City of London between April 2017 and March 2018
  • 7700
    total population
    in 2018
  • 32990
    businesses
    active in the City of London in 2017
  • 414m
    passengers
    at the City of London's railway stations in 2017

City of London neighbourhoods

Current projects in the City of London

Your assembly member

Unmesh Desai

Party: 
Labour Group
Constituency: 
Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Newham, Tower Hamlets
What they can do for you

Volunteering in the CIty of London with Team London

Events in London

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