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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 the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders. The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though it remains a notable part of central London. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster). The City of London is widely referred to simply as the City (differentiated from the phrase "the city of London" by capitalising City) and is also colloquially known as the Square Mile, as it is 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2) in area. Both of these terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's trading and financial services industries, which continue a notable history of being largely based in the City. The name London is now ordinarily used for a far wider area than just the City. London most often denotes the sprawling London metropolis, or the 32 London boroughs, in addition to the City of London itself. This wider usage of London is documented as far back as 1888, when the County of London was created. The local authority for the City, namely 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 is also unusual in having responsibilities and ownerships beyond its 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 current Lord Mayor, as at June 2016, is Jeffrey Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans. The City is a major business and financial centre. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and it continues to be a major meeting point for businesses. London came top in the Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index, published in 2008. The insurance industry is focused around the eastern side of the City, around Lloyd's building. A secondary financial district exists outside of the City, at Canary Wharf, 2.5 miles (4 km) to the east. The City has a resident population of about 7,000 (2011) but over 300,000 people commute to 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.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to City Of London, United Kingdom. City Of London is located at a short trip away from London a major city in United Kingdom. Take a short trip from City Of London and set some time aside to explore the London. Dotted with places like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach City Of London, you'll have to take a flight to London; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for City Of London*

  • Pollution Statistics in City Of London

    Know the pollution level of City Of London before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.62 (High)
    • Water Pollution 44.36 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.93 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.7 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.88 (Low)
  • City Of London: Crime and Safety

    How safe is City Of London for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in City Of London.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.64 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.57 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.58 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.77 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.18 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.36 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.08 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.94 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.55 (Moderate)
  • Living in City Of London - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of City Of London is 108.94 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 52.39 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 59.78 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.46 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 87.98 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.93 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.58 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.36 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in City Of London

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in City Of London

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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