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City of London
Guildhall, PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ

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020 7606 3030
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The City of London

The City of London is also known as the Square Mile, the financial district and historic centre of London.

It is one of the 33 areas with local authority responsibilities into which London is divided. Administratively, London is divided into 32 boroughs and the City of London. Local authority services are provided by the City of London Corporation.

The residential population of this small area is approximately 8,000 people. However, over 400,000 people commute into the City every day for work and over 10 million visit as tourists every year.

City of London boundaries map

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The City of London Corporation

Our Vision

The City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.

We aim to...

  • Contribute to a flourishing society
  • Shape outstanding environments
  • Support a thriving economy

By strengthening the character, capacity and connections of the City, London and the UK for the benefit of people who live, learn, work and visit. For more information download our Corporate Plan 2018-2023 (2MB)

​We are located at Guildhall but also have offices at Mansion House, Walbrook Wharf and outside the Square Mile in relation to our green spaces and other facilities.

What we are responsible for

Providing services for residents (and City businesses) in the Square Mile, but not those of other boroughs.

If you are looking for information about issues which include noise, recycling and bulky waste removal, council tax, trading standards and school admissions, your local authority will be able to help you.

If you are unsure which borough you need to contact, find your local council will help you find the website for your local authority.

Services covering the whole Greater London area


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