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HI If you email them directly they will be able to advise you on the entertainment planned for that period Hi Ken Yes there is a car park here but it is on a first come first served basis Regards. Hi Nicola, cots are usually provided automatically for bookings with infants but we would send a request to the hotel to make sure one is provided. Hi Amanda The hotel supplies hairdryers in all rooms, 2 out of the 3 pools are heated in winter months only and they do not supply pool towels Regards Sally.

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The City's population fell rapidly in the 19th century and through most of the 20th century, as people moved outwards in all directions to London's vast suburbs , and many residential buildings were demolished to make way for office blocks. Like many areas of London and other British cities, the City fell victim to large scale and highly destructive aerial bombing during World War II , especially in the Blitz. Whilst St Paul's Cathedral survived the onslaught, large swathes of the area did not and the particularly heavy raids of late December led to a firestorm called the Second Great Fire of London.

There was a major rebuilding programme in the decades following the war, in some parts such as at the Barbican dramatically altering the urban landscape. But the destruction of the older historic fabric allowed the construction of modern and larger-scale developments, whereas in those parts not so badly affected by bomb damage the City retains its older character of smaller buildings.

The street pattern, which is still largely medieval, was altered slightly in places, although there is a more recent trend of reversing some of the post-war modernist changes made, such as at Paternoster Square.

In response to the bombing, a system of road barriers, checkpoints and surveillance cameras referred to as the " ring of steel " has been maintained to control entry points to the City. Office space development has intensified especially in the central, northern and eastern parts, with skyscrapers including 30 St.

Another skyscraper, 22 Bishopsgate , is under construction. The main residential section of the City today is the Barbican Estate , constructed between and The Museum of London is based there, as are a number of other services provided by the Corporation. For a history of the etymology behind the City's streets see: Street names of the City of London.

The City has a unique political status, a legacy of its uninterrupted integrity as a corporate city since the Anglo-Saxon period and its singular relationship with the Crown. Historically its system of government was not unusual, but it was not reformed by the Municipal Reform Act and little changed by later reforms.

It is administered by the City of London Corporation , headed by the Lord Mayor of London not the same as the more recent Mayor of London , which is responsible for a number of functions and has interests in land beyond the City's boundaries. Unlike other English local authorities, the Corporation has two council bodies: The Court of Aldermen represents the wards, with each ward irrespective of size returning one Alderman. The chief executive of the Corporation holds the ancient office of Town Clerk of London.

The City is a ceremonial county which has a Commission of Lieutenancy headed by the Lord Mayor instead of a Lord-Lieutenant and has two Sheriffs instead of a High Sheriff see list of Sheriffs of London , quasi-judicial offices appointed by the Livery Companies , an ancient political system based on the representation and protection of trades Guilds.

Senior members of the Livery Companies are known as Liverymen and form the Common Hall, which chooses the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs and certain other officers. The City is made up of 25 wards. They are survivors of the medieval government system that allowed a very local area to exist as a self-governing unit within the wider city. Each ward has an Alderman , who until the mids [20] held office for life but since put themselves up for re-election at least every 6 years.

Wards continue to have a Beadle , an ancient position which is now largely ceremonial whose main remaining function is the running of an annual Wardmote of electors, representatives and officials. Each ward also has a Ward Club, which is similar to a residents' association. The wards are ancient and their number has changed three times since time immemorial. Following boundary changes in , and later reform of the business vote in the City, there was a major boundary and electoral representation revision of the wards in , and they were reviewed again in for change in , though not to such a dramatic extent.

The review was conducted by senior officers of the Corporation and senior judges of the Old Bailey ; [25] the wards are reviewed by this process to avoid malapportionment. The procedure of review is unique in the United Kingdom as it is not conducted by the Electoral Commission or a local government boundary commission every 8 to 12 years, which is the case for all other wards in Great Britain.

Particular churches, livery company halls and other historic buildings and structures are associated with a ward, such as St Paul's Cathedral with Castle Baynard , and London Bridge with Bridge; boundary changes in removed some of these historic connections. Only electors who are Freemen of the City of London are eligible to stand. The number of Commoners a ward sends to the Common Council varies from two to ten, depending on the number of electors in each ward.

Since the review it has been agreed that the four more residential wards: Portsoken , Queenhithe , Aldersgate and Cripplegate together elect 20 of the Commoners, whereas the business-dominated remainder elect the remaining 80 Commoners.

Census data provides eight nominal rather than 25 real wards, all of varying size and population. The City has a unique electoral system. Most of its voters are representatives of businesses and other bodies that occupy premises in the City.

Its ancient wards have very unequal numbers of voters. In elections, both the businesses based in the City and the residents of the City vote. The City of London Corporation was not reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act , because it had a more extensive electoral franchise than any other borough or city; in fact, it widened this further with its own equivalent legislation allowing one to become a freeman without being a liveryman.

In , the City had a population of about ,, but increasing development of the City as a central business district led to this falling to below 5, after the Second World War. In , the business vote was about 24,, greatly exceeding residential voters. Uniquely for city or borough elections, its elections remain independent-dominated.

The business or " non-residential vote " was abolished in other UK local council elections by the Representation of the People Act , but was preserved in the City of London. The principal reason given by successive UK governments for retaining this mechanism for giving businesses representation, is that the City is "primarily a place for doing business". By contrast, opponents of the retention of the business vote argue that it is a cause of institutional inertia. The City of London Ward Elections Act , a private Act of Parliament, [30] reformed the voting system and greatly increased the business franchise, allowing many more businesses to be represented.

Under the new system, the number of non-resident voters has doubled from 16, to 32, Previously disenfranchised firms and other organisations are entitled to nominate voters, in addition to those already represented, and all such bodies are now required to choose their voters in a representative fashion. Bodies employing fewer than ten people may appoint one voter; those employing ten to 50 people one voter for every five employees; those employing more than 50 people ten voters and one additional voter for each 50 employees beyond the first The Act also removed other anomalies which had been unchanged since the s.

Inner Temple and Middle Temple which neighbour each other are two of the few remaining liberties , an old name for a geographic division. They are independent extra-parochial areas , [31] historically not governed by the City of London Corporation [32] and are today regarded as local authorities for most purposes [33] and equally outside the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Bishop of London.

They are within the boundaries and liberties of the City, but can be thought of as independent enclaves. They are both part of Farringdon Without. It owns land beyond its boundaries, including open spaces parks, forests and commons in and around Greater London, including most of Epping Forest , Hampstead Heath. The City has its own independent police force, the City of London Police —the Common Council the main body of the Corporation is the police authority.

Founded in , it is located at Smithfield , and is undergoing a long-awaited regeneration after doubts as to its continuing use during the s. The City is the third largest UK patron of the arts. It oversees the Barbican Centre and subsidises several important performing arts companies. The London Port Health Authority, which is the responsibility of the Corporation, is responsible for all port health functions on the tidal part of the Thames , including various seaports and London City Airport.

The City's flag flies over Tower Bridge, although neither footing is in the City. The size of the City was constrained by a defensive perimeter wall, known as London Wall , which was built by the Romans in the late 2nd century to protect their strategic port city. However the boundaries of the City of London no longer coincide with the old city wall, as the City expanded its jurisdiction slightly over time.

During the medieval era, the City's jurisdiction expanded westwards, crossing the historic western border of the original settlement—the River Fleet —along Fleet Street to Temple Bar.

The City also took in the other "City bars" which were situated just beyond the old walled area, such as at Holborn, Aldersgate, Bishopsgate and Aldgate. These were the important entrances to the City and their control was vital in maintaining the City's special privileges over certain trades. Most of the wall has disappeared, but several sections remain visible. A section near the Museum of London was revealed after the devastation of an air raid on 29 December at the height of the Blitz.

Other visible sections are at St Alphage , and there are two sections near the Tower of London. The River Fleet was canalised after the Great Fire of and then in stages was bricked up and has been since the 18th century one of London's " lost rivers or streams ", today underground as a storm drain.

The boundary of the City was unchanged until minor boundary changes on 1 April , when it expanded slightly to the west, north and east, taking small parcels of land from the London Boroughs of Westminster , Camden , Islington , Hackney and Tower Hamlets. The main purpose of these changes was to tidy up the boundary where it had been rendered obsolete by changes in the urban landscape. In this process the City also lost small parcels of land, though there was an overall net gain the City grew from 1.

Most notably, the changes placed the then recently developed Broadgate estate entirely in the City. Southwark , to the south of the City on the other side of the Thames , was within the City between and as the Ward of Bridge Without , a situation connected with the Guildable Manor.

The City's administrative responsibility there had in practice disappeared by the mid- Victorian period as various aspects of metropolitan government were extended into the neighbouring areas. Today it is part of the London Borough of Southwark. The Corporation of the City of London has a full achievement of armorial bearings consisting of a shield on which the arms are displayed, a crest displayed on a helm above the shield, supporters on either side and a motto displayed on a scroll beneath the arms.

The coat of arms is " anciently recorded " at the College of Arms. The arms consist of a silver shield bearing a red cross with a red upright sword in the first quarter. They combine the emblems of the patron saints of England and London: However the arms were in use some months before Tyler's death, and the tradition that Walworth's dagger is depicted may date from the late 17th century.

The Latin motto of the City is " Domine dirige nos ", which translates as " Lord, direct guide us ". It appears to have been adopted in the 17th century, as the earliest record of it is in A banner of the arms the design on the shield is flown as a flag. The City is England's smallest ceremonial county by area and population, and the fourth most densely populated. Of the English districts , it is the second smallest by population , after the Isles of Scilly , and the smallest by area.

It is also the smallest English city by population and in Britain, only two cities in Wales are smaller , and the smallest in the UK by area. The elevation of the City ranges from sea level at the Thames to Between them ran the Walbrook , one of the many "lost" rivers or streams of London another is the Fleet.

Official boundary map, with wards. Beginning in the west, where the City borders Westminster, the boundary crosses the Victoria Embankment from the Thames, passes to the west of Middle Temple , then turns for a short distance along Strand and then north up Chancery Lane , where it borders Camden. As it crosses Farringdon Road it becomes the boundary with Islington. It continues to Aldersgate , goes north, and turns east into some back streets soon after Aldersgate becomes Goswell Road , since embracing all of the Corporation's Golden Lane Estate.

Here, at Baltic Street West, is the most northerly extent. The boundary includes all of the Barbican Estate and continues east along Ropemaker Street and its continuation on the other side of Moorgate , becomes South Place. It goes north, reaching the border with Hackney, then east, north, east on back streets, with Worship Street forming a northern boundary, so as to include the Broadgate estate.

The boundary then turns south at Norton Folgate and becomes the border with Tower Hamlets. It continues south into Bishopsgate , and takes some backstreets to Middlesex Street Petticoat Lane where it continues south-east then south.

It then turns south-west, crossing the Minories so as to exclude the Tower of London , and then reaches the river. It then runs up the centre of the Thames, with the exception that Blackfriars Bridge falls within the City; the City controls London Bridge as part of Bridge ward but only half of the river underneath it, a feature which is unique in British local administration.

The boundaries are marked by black bollards bearing the City's emblem, and by dragon boundary marks at major entrances, such as Holborn. A more substantial monument marks the boundary at Temple Bar on Fleet Street. In some places the financial district extends slightly beyond the boundaries, notably to the north and east, into the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Islington, and informally these locations are seen as part of the "Square Mile".

Since the s the eastern fringe, extending into Hackney and Tower Hamlets, has increasingly been a focus for large office developments due to the availability of large sites compared to within the City. The City has no sizeable parks within its boundary, but does have a network of a large number of gardens and small open spaces, many of them maintained by the Corporation.

These range from formal gardens such as the one in Finsbury Circus , containing a bowling green and bandstand , to churchyards such as St Olave Hart Street , to water features and artwork in courtyards and pedestrianised lanes.

There are a number of private gardens and open spaces, often within courtyards of the larger commercial developments. The Thames and its riverside walks are increasingly being valued as open space and in recent years efforts have been made to increase the ability for pedestrians to access and walk along the river. James Park provides the nearest official readings.

This generally causes higher night-time minima than outlying areas. For example, the August mean minimum [47] of All figures refer to the observation period — Accordingly, the weather station holds the record for the UK's warmest overnight minimum temperature, Unusually, this temperature was during a windy and snowy cold spell mid-January , rather than a cold clear night—cold air drainage is arrested due to the vast urban area surrounding the city.

The station holds the record for the highest British mean monthly temperature, [54] The City is a police area and has its own police force , the City of London Police , separate from the Metropolitan Police Service covering the remainder of Greater London.

Where the majority of British police forces have silver-coloured badges, those of the City of London Police are black and gold featuring the City crest. The force has unique red and white chequered cap bands and red and white striped duty arm bands on the sleeve of the tunics of constables and sergeants red and white being the colours of the City , which in most other British police forces are black and white. City police sergeants and constables wear crested helmets whilst on foot patrol. These helmets do not feature either St Edward's Crown or the Brunswick Star , which are used on most other police helmets in England and Wales.

The City's position as the United Kingdom's financial centre and a critical part of the country's economy, contributing about 2. The Provisional IRA exploded several bombs in the early s, including the Bishopsgate bombing. The area is also spoken of as a possible target for al-Qaeda.

For instance, when in May the BBC's Panorama programme examined the preparedness of Britain's emergency services for a terrorist attack on the scale of September 11, attacks , they simulated a chemical explosion on Bishopsgate in the east of the City.

The "Ring of Steel" is a particularly notable measure, established in the wake of the IRA bombings, that has been taken against terrorist threats. The first fire engine is in attendance in roughly five minutes on average, the second when required in a little over five and a half minutes. No-one died in an event arising from a fire in the four years prior to The Office for National Statistics recorded the population in as 7,; [1] slightly higher than in the last census , , [63] and estimates the population as at mid to be 9, At the census the ethnic composition was The first half of the 19th century shows a population of between ,—,, decreasing dramatically from to , with a small increase between and The only notable boundary change since the first census in occurred in The City vies with New York City as the financial capital of the world; many banking and insurance institutions have their headquarters there.

Over banks have offices in the City, and the City is an established leader in trading in Eurobonds , foreign exchange , energy futures and global insurance. The Alternative Investment Market , a market for trades in equities of smaller firms, is a recent development. In , the City of London accounted for 2. London is the world's greatest foreign exchange market , with much of the trade conducted in the City of London.

Since Canary Wharf , a few miles east of the City in Tower Hamlets, has become another centre for London's financial services industry which houses many banks and other institutions formerly located in the Square Mile. Although growth has continued in both locations, and there have been relocations in both directions, the Corporation has come to realise that its planning policies may have been causing financial firms to choose Canary Wharf as a location.

Whilst the financial sector, and related businesses and institutions, continue to dominate, the economy is not limited to that sector. The legal profession has a strong presence, especially in the west and north i. Retail businesses were once important, but have gradually moved to the West End of London , though it is now Corporation policy to encourage retailing in some locations, for example at Cheapside near St Paul's.

The City has a number of visitor attractions, mainly based on its historic heritage as well as the Barbican Centre and adjacent Museum of London , though tourism is not at present a major contributor to the City's economy or character. The City has many pubs, bars and restaurants, and the "night-time" economy does feature in the Bishopsgate area, towards Shoreditch.

The meat market at Smithfield , wholly within the City, continues to be one of London's main markets the only one remaining in central London and the country's largest meat market.

In the east is Leadenhall Market , a fresh food market that is also a visitor attraction. The trend for purely office development is beginning to reverse as the Corporation encourages residential use, albeit with development occurring when it arises on windfall sites.

The City has a target of 90 additional dwellings per year. Recent residential developments include "the Heron", a high-rise residential building on the Milton Court site adjacent to the Barbican, and the Heron Plaza development on Bishopsgate is also expected to include residential parts. Since the s, the City has diversified away from near exclusive office use in other ways.

For example, several hotels and the first department store opened in the s. However, large sections remain quiet at weekends, especially in the eastern section, and it is quite common to find shops, pubs and cafes closed on these days. Fire, bombing and post- World War II redevelopment has meant that the City, despite its history, has relatively few intact notable historic structures.

Another example of a bomb-damaged place having been restored is Staple Inn on Holborn. Among the twentieth-century listed buildings are Bracken House , the first post World War II buildings in the country to be given statutory protection, and the whole of the Barbican and Golden Lane Estate.

The Tower of London is not in the City, but is a notable visitor attraction which brings tourists to the southeast of the City. Noteworthy contemporary buildings include a number of modern high-rise buildings see section below as well as the Lloyd's building.

A growing number of tall buildings and skyscrapers are principally used by the financial sector. Almost all are situated in the eastern side around Bishopsgate , Leadenhall Street and Fenchurch Street , in the financial core of the City. In the north there is a smaller cluster comprising the Barbican Estate 's three tall residential towers and the commercial CityPoint tower.

Seven of the eleven London Underground lines run through the City, serving eleven stations. Bank and Tower Gateway. Three longer-distance rail termini are in the City: Moorgate is the terminus for suburban services from Hertfordshire , and two through-routes operate mostly underground along the main axes:.

The Northern line connects to two other main railway termini, Euston and Waterloo ; the latter has a direct connection to the City via the Waterloo and City Line. The City is in Travelcard Zone 1.

The following bridges, listed west to east downstream , cross the River Thames: The City, like most of central London, is well served by buses , including night buses.

Two bus stations are in the City, at Aldgate on the eastern boundary with Tower Hamlets, and at Liverpool Street by the railway station. There are approximately 28 Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations in the City. One of the Port of London 's 25 safeguarded wharves , Walbrook Wharf , is adjacent to Cannon Street station, and is used by the Corporation to transfer waste via the river. Swan Lane Pier, just upstream of London Bridge, is proposed to be replaced and upgraded for regular passenger services, planned to take place in — Before then, Tower Pier is to be extended.

There is a public riverside walk along the river bank, opened in stages over recent years. The only section not running along the river is a short stretch at Queenhithe.

The walk along Walbrook Wharf is closed to pedestrians when waste is being transferred onto barges.

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