When locals talk about The City, it’s not the capital itself but the historic heart of London they are referring to – now one of the world’s leading financial and business hubs. Yet whilst in most major capitals, finance denotes towering skyscrapers and a modernist bustle of commerce, the City is a true beauty to behold. Characterized by striking churches, world-class colleges and cultural institutions, it is here that wigged lawyers battle for justice in the Inns of Court and where you can still find remnants of Tudor architecture before the Great Fire destroyed most of London. It is also where Britain’s architectural greats went on to craft their masterpieces: From Christopher Wren’s ethereal St Paul’s Cathedral to John Soane’s striking Bank of England, the architectural majesty imbues the neighborhood with the weight of history and a lingering air of nobility.
In addition to its evocative architecture, The City offers an unbeatable central location; within walking distance of some of the capital’s finest restaurants, a stone’s throw from the vibrant nightlife and theatres of the West-end, a short stroll to the leafy embankment.
Living in The City has long been for the favored few. While over 300,000 people commute daily to work here, the residential population numbers just 7,000. This ensures new developments are highly sought after by executives, lawyers and international high-flyers looking to save on commuting time while making the most of the wealth of world class services available on their door-step. With Kings College and LSE in close proximity, it is also a favored location for international students and their families to invest. State-of-the-art developments combining 24 hour concierges and state-of-the art gyms and dining facilities are increasingly becoming the norm.