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is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
24 Cloth Fair (1890) The Old Dick Whittington public house at 24 Cloth Fair viewed from Middle Street. Clerkenwell Priory Clerkenwell Priory was a priory of the Monastic Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem, located in Clerkenwell, London. Half Moon Court, EC1A Halfmoon Court is the southern most of five passages leading eastward from Kinghorn Street. Hicks Hall Hicks Hall (1611 - 1778) was a building in St John Street, Clerkenwell, London. Smithfield, London Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London’s northwest in central London, England. St John Clerkenwell St John Clerkenwell is a former parish church in Clerkenwell, now used as the chapel of the modern Order of St John. St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell St John’s Gate is one of the few tangible remains from Clerkenwell’s monastic past; it was built in 1504 by Prior Thomas Docwra as the south entrance to the inner precinct of Clerkenwell Priory, the priory of the Knights of Saint John - the Knights Hospitallers. St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics was founded in London in 1751 for the treatment of incurable pauper lunatics by a group of philanthropists. Albemarle Way, EC1M Albemarle Way was named after Elizabeth, Dowager Duchess of Albermarle, who lived at Newcastle House nearby in the 18th century. Andrewes Highwalk, EC2Y Andrewes Highwalk is named for Lancelot Andrewes, rector of the nearby St Giles-without-Cripplegate Church. Aylesbury Street, EC1V Aylesbury Street - after the earl of Aylesbury who owned a house near here in the 17th century. Barbican, EC2Y Barbican is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area. Broad Yard, EC1M Broad Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area. Bryer Court, EC2Y Bryer Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area. Bunhill Row, EC1Y Bunhill Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area. Charterhouse Square, EC1M Charterhouse Square is the largest courtyard associated with London Charterhouse, mostly formed of Tudor and Stuart architecture restored after the Blitz. Cloth Court, EC1M Cloth Court is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area. Cloth Fair, EC1A Cloth Fair stands where the original Bartholomew Fair was held in medieval times.
Fann Street, EC1Y Fann Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area. Fann Street, EC1Y Fann Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area. Gee Street, EC1V Gee Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area. Golden Lane, EC1Y Golden Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area. Golden Lane, EC2Y Golden Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area. Helmet Row, EC1V Helmet Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area. Jerusalem Passage, EC1V Jerusalem Passage was named for an old public house, St. John of Jerusalem, which stood at the northeast corner until 1760. Lauderdale Tower, EC2Y Lauderdale Tower is the westernmost tower in the Barbican, facing onto Lauderdale Place. Long Lane, EC1A Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area. Long Lane, EC1M Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area. Northburgh Street, EC1M Northburgh Street in the EC1V postcode is a western extension of the main part of the street. Pardon Street, EC1V Pardon Street was named after Pardon Chapel, founded in the wake of the Black Death in 1348.
Peter’s Lane, EC1M Peter’s Lane is named after the church which once stood close to the Cross Keys tavern. Pickax Street, EC2Y Pickax Street once ran from Long Lane to Goswell Road (which before 1864 was called Goswell Street). Silk Street, EC2Y Silk Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area. Sutton Road, EC1M Sutton Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area. The Postern, EC2Y The Postern is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area. Wallside, EC2Y Wallside is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
The City of London constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.
As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county.
It is widely referred to as 'The City' (often written on maps as City
and differentiated from the phrase 'the city of London') or 'the Square Mile' as it is 1.12 square miles in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being largely based in the City.
The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City's boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.
The City is a major business and financial centre, ranking as the world's leading centre of global finance. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.
The City had a resident population of about 7000 in 2011 but over 300,000 people commute to it and work there, mainly in the financial services sector. The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple - fall within the City of London boundary.