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The City of London is a city and county within London. It constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but has since grown far beyond the City's borders. The City is now a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It is one of two districts of London to hold city status; the other is the City of Westminster.

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First on the left of the map is Dr Johnson's House, then St Paul's Cathedral.

At  the top is the Museum of London with Goldsmiths Hall just below it. Then is the Guildhall Art Gallery and then close together is the Bank of England Museum and the Royal Exchange.

Now south a little to the Monument and then at the bottom right is the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge  Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London.
The original raising mechanism was powered by pressurised water stored in several hydraulic accumulators.

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Tower of London

Tower of London
The Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames.

The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection and still regularly used by The Queen, include some of the most extraordinary diamonds in the world.

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St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London.
It is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed within Wren's lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London.

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Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum
The Bank of England Museum is located within the Bank of England in the City of London. Its entrance is in Bartholomew Lane off Threadneedle Street, close to Bank junction and Bank tube station.
The museum is open to the general public, free of charge, on weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and on the day of the Lord Mayor's Show.

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Goldsmiths Hall

Goldsmiths Hall  The magnificent Hall, opened in 1835, is one of London's hidden treasures.Except during exhibitions, the Hall is not open to the public. However, a number of Open Days are held during the year when guided tours of the Hall are arranged. The tours take place between 12 noon and 2.00pm and last approximately one hour. Each tour can accommodate up to 50 people and is free of charge.

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The Monument to the fire of London

The Monument to the fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a fluted Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, which commemorates the Great Fire of London.It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft  tall and 202 ft  from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666. The top of the Monument is reached by a narrow winding staircase of 311 steps.

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Museum of London

Museum of London  Discover the history of London at the Museum of London! The story of the world's greatest city and its people. It is a few minutes' walk north of St Paul's Cathedral, overlooking the remains of the Roman city wall and on the edge of the oldest part of London, now its main financial district. It is primarily concerned with the social history of London and its inhabitants throughout time.

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Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson's House Dr Johnson's House  is a former home of the 18th-century English writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson.
The house features paneled rooms, a pine staircase, and a collection of period furniture, prints and portraits. There are exhibitions about Johnson's life and work. It house has a blue plaque installed on its exterior by the Royal Society of Arts in 1876.

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Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange
was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London.

Today the Royal Exchange contains offices, luxury shops and a restaurant.

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Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery houses the art collection of the City of London.
It occupies a building that was completed in 1999 to replace an earlier building destroyed in The Blitz in 1941.
It is a stone building in a semi-gothic style intended to be sympathetic to the historic Guildhall, which is adjacent and to which it is connected internally.