City of London Borough Guide


London is a multi-faceted city with a large number of tourist attractions, museums, theatres, shopping districts and restaurants that attract tourists from all over the world. Most visitors prefer to stay in central London near Hyde Park or Bayswater, because these areas are close to most attractions enabling them to simply walk across to these places without wasting any time, money or energy.

The capital of UK is divided into boroughs and districts. London is part of Greater London which is the top administrative division of England. It is divided into 33 separate London boroughs including the City of London and each of these boroughs is governed by a London borough council except the City which has a unique government. Among the 33 boroughs of London, there are 14 Inner London boroughs and 19 Outer London boroughs.

The City of London is not just a borough but it is a City which is the economic hub and financial headquarters of more than 50 top listed companies and more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. Finance is the largest industry in London and the City is one of the five major business districts of London. The City is more business-oriented with only a few residential houses and more offices and retail outlets that dominate the area. During the day the total number of working population crosses 300,000 whereas only about 10,000 people live in that area.

Being a leader in international business and finance services, the City is a unique, historic place where very few people actually live. Besides its importance as an international business hub, the City is also a leading international center for art and culture. The people living here are educated and have higher incomes than the London average.