London's historic core is a tale of two cities: packed with office workers during the week and eerily quiet at weekends. For most of its history, the entire city was enclosed here between sturdy walls that were only dismantled in the 18th century. The current millennium has seen a profusion of daring skyscrapers sprout from the City's fringes, but the essential sights have been standing for hundreds of years: St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.
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