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Date updated: 28/03/2024
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The City of London is one of the world’s leading international business centres. This one Square Mile has an exceptional concentration of businesses, making it the perfect place to base your business.

Where is the City of London?

The City of London is often confused with the wider geographical area of London.  The City of London is its own distinct area and stretches for one square mile in the heart of London (Travelcard zone 1). It is well connected by transport links and sits between the West End and Canary Wharf.

What are the benefits of moving to the City of London?  

  • Over 80 million square feet of office floorspace
  • Competitive rents due to an extensive development pipeline 
  • Four established business improvement districts 
  • Over 70 public squares and gardens and 26 parks and gardens
  • 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
  • A range of excellent hotels to support business needs
  • Outstanding arts and culture offer - with a £2.5 million investment in arts and culture over the next few years 

Free support to help you find workspace

The City Corporation’s Partnerships and Engagement Team provide a free advice service to anyone actively looking for workspace in the City of London.

Our advisors have in-depth knowledge of the City property market and have the expertise to help you find a space to suit your requirements.

Meetings can take place in person or virtually over Teams / Zoom.

To arrange a meeting, email:

More help to find workspace in the City of London

The London Business Hub website provides an interactive map on a range of different workspaces throughout London, many listed in the City of London.

If you’re specifically looking for serviced office space, have a look at our serviced office map.

Find out about free and paid workspace options including day passes to the widest range of City venues.

The Barbican Centre also offers free workspace to creatives and freelancers in the inactive areas of the Centre.

You can also access free WiFi and workspace when you take out free / paid membership at the Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre. Meeting rooms are available to book on an hourly or daily basis.

The future of the City of London 

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.

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.

To find out more in-depth information about the City of London download our free report below. 

The City of London: The Original Connected City PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 20/12/19