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Top Choice Cathedral in The City

St Paul's Cathedral

Towering over diminutive Ludgate Hill in a superb position that's been a place of Christian worship for over 1400 years (and pagan before that), St Paul’s is one of London’s most magnificent buildings. For Londoners…
Top Choice Castle in The City

Tower of London

The unmissable Tower of London (actually a castle of 22 towers) offers a window into a gruesome and compelling history. A former royal residence, treasury, mint, armoury and zoo, it's perhaps now most remembered as …
Top Choice Museum in The City

Museum of London

As entertaining as it is educational, the Museum of London meanders through the various incarnations of the city, stopping off in Roman Londinium and Saxon Ludenwic before eventually ending up in the 21st-century me…
Top Choice Bridge in The City

Tower Bridge

One of London's most recognisable sights, familiar from dozens of movies, Tower Bridge doesn’t disappoint in real life. Its neo-Gothic towers and sky-blue suspension struts add extraordinary elegance to what is a su…
Top Choice Monument in The City

Monument

Sir Christopher Wren's 1677 column, known simply as the Monument, is a memorial to the Great Fire of London of 1666, whose impact on London’s history cannot be overstated. An immense Doric column made of Portland st…
Top Choice French in The City

Club Gascon

Marble walls, white linen and exceedingly professional staff lend an old-fashioned gentlemen's-club feel to this Michelin-starred restaurant. Dishes from France's southwest are given a contemporary work over and whi…
Top Choice European in The City

Sauterelle

Take a seat on the elegant mezzanine of the Royal Exchange and prepare to be pampered with professional service and a menu of sophisticated British, French and Italian fare. Prices befit the sumptuous surroundings, …
Top Choice Modern British in The City

City Social

Should you need to impress someone – even yourself – bring him, her and/or said self to this glamour puss on the 24th floor of Tower 42. Come for the extraordinary views (even from the toilets!), the art-deco decor …
Top Choice Japanese in The City

Miyama

There's the sense of a well-kept secret about this friendly Japanese restaurant, tucked away in a basement of a nondescript building (enter from Knightrider St). Miyama offers something for everyone, from soba and u…
Top Choice Viewpoint in The City

Sky Garden

The City's sixth-tallest building didn't get off to a good start when it opened in 2014. Officially called 20 Fenchurch St it was quickly dubbed the 'Walkie Talkie' by unimpressed Londoners, and its highly reflectiv…