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The City of London is one of the world’s leading international business centre. This one square mile has an exceptional concentration of businesses, making it the perfect place to base your business.

Where is the City?

The City is incredibly well connected by transport links and sits in the centre of London, between the West End and Canary Wharf.

The Square Mile - quick facts:

  • Over 80 million sqft of office floorspace
  • In excess of 17,000 businesses (over 98% are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises)
  • Over 70 public squares and gardens, 26 conservation areas, and nearly 600 listed buildings
  • Extensive retail facilities providing over 5 million sqft (including One New Change, Bow Lane, Leadenhall Market, and the Royal Exchange)
  • An independent police force​
  • 27 mainline and Underground stations (including Crossrail from 2018)
  • Political independence
  • A range of excellent hotels to support business needs
  • Outstanding art and culture offer, including the Barbican Centre (Europe’s largest multi arts and conference venue)

A City for the future

The City’s infrastructure is unparalleled in its ability to serve the business community. It includes extensive transport networks, comprehensive fibre optic and telecommunication networks and resilient electricity supply to support the needs of business.

The City of London has evolved over the centuries by continually adapting to the requirements of the business community. Much of the City’s unique character and attraction derives from a combination of old and new buildings, set in a framework of medieval and modern spaces. In the last 20 years, over 50% of the City has been redeveloped.

Read more about how the City Corporation works to support the competitiveness of the City as a place to do business

You can view a fantastic scale model of the Square Mile at The City Centre​, on the Guildhall complex. The Centre also has a conference room and board room available for hire.

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    Call 020 7332 3496 or email the City Property Advisory Team