What does the term ‘city of London’ refer to?

The City or The City of London is a term that is often used to refer to three different things.


It refers to square mile of land, settled by the Romans two thousand years ago, the part of London with the longest and most detailed history, and the place from where the metropolis of London, with its eight million inhabitants, gets its name.


It can sometimes be used to refer to The Corporation of the City of London the organization with responsibility for governing London’s Square Mile.


It is also commonly used to refer to London’s financial, banking, trading and investment services, which are present in the part of London governed by the Corporation of the City of London, but are also present in other parts of London including Canary Wharf and Mayfair.


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