Often referred to as the 'City' or 'Square Mile', many tourists confuse the City of London for London itself, which it is not! Forming the historic core of London around which the modern metropolis grew, the City of London is a small but notable area, over a square mile within the county of Greater London. Vying with New York as the financial capital, many notable banks and insurance companies are headquartered here.
The City is also home to some of the world's largest law firms.
The Shaftesbury Hotels Collection is proud to welcome you all to the Montcalm by the Brewery accommodation in London City and has mapped out some of the most happening places around the area that you should visit.
Located right in the centre of the City is the flourishing Leadenhall Market. With a range of goods on sale, this retail centre has a charm of its own. The cobbled walkways and the glass roof make it a very attractive place to shop, eat and drink or simply to relax no matter what the weather is like!
St. Paul's Cathedral serves as the seat of the Bishop of London. Sitting at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, a visit to this 17th century minster is highly recommended.
Shaped in an elliptical square and occupying an area of 2.2 hectares, Finsbury Circus is the largest public open space within the City's boundaries.
You could check out the Museum of London located in the Centre and learn about the history of London form the prehistoric times till the present day.
The Barbican Centre housing the Barbican Hall where the London Symphony Orchestra regularly plays, and the Barbican Library, the largest public lending library in the City, are MUST SEE attractions whether you come with friends or children.
The London Metropolitan Archives holding an extraordinary range of collection and records is a great place to go if you want to learn all about London while you're here.
The nearest underground station being Barbican that connects with the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines, The Montcalm by the Brewery is a stone's throw from the centre of Barbican. The closest railway station is the London Liverpool Street and all the tourist hotspots listed above are walking distance from the property. Guests can also use bicycles thanks to the several dedicated bicycle tracks in Barbican. So come experience the history of modern London while enjoying a lush stay at our London City lodging.