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The City of London, often referred to as the Square Mile, is a global financial powerhouse. The area is home to the London Stock Exchange, Lloyd's of London and the Bank of England, as well as more than 500 national and international banks. Geographically, the City sits in the heart of London and is a short walk from the West End, historic Southwark, South Bank, and Brick Lane. Today the area’s popularity has increased on weekends with visitors coming into the City of London to visit the spectacular sights including the London Museum, Barbican Centre and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as experiencing the great restaurants and bars.
London is the world's greatest foreign exchange market, with much of the trade conducted in the City of London. This fast-paced, dynamic location is traditionally home to companies operating within the banking, insurance, legal and IT sectors. It is the world's leading centre of international finance. It is also popular with companies within the professional support arena, including recruitment and management consultancies who choose the City for its affordability and excellent transport links.
The City of London is roughly bordered by Liverpool Street station (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) including access to the National Rail network, Bank station (Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines), Tower Hill (Circle and District lines), Blackfriars (Circle and District lines) including access to the National Rail network and Barbican station (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines).