Living in City area information and guide

City area overview

The City of London is the authentic heart of the capital. For centuries it represented the walled city of London which was just a town in the county of Middlesex. In most cities this area would be called 'the Old City' but the areas distinct identity as a powerful centre of finance has meant it holds jealously onto its old name. There is now very little residential housing in the city save the tower blocks of Barbican.

Having said that, since 2008 developers have started to develop the area called 'city fringe' (the area between the city and the E1 postcode) quite extensively. The area is fanatically charismatic with a rich mix of architecture from across the centuries but dominated by skyscrapers.

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Key statistics for
City EC

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Bright Young Things
20 - 29 years old
Republic of Ireland, Bangladesh, United States of America
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in City?

City contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • North West of The City (EC1)
  • North East of The City (EC2)
  • South East of The City (EC3)
  • South West of The City (EC4)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in City

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
H'smith & City
Leicester Square (2 min)
H'smith & City
Baker Street (12 min)
Liverpool Street
H'smith & City
Baker Street (15 min)
Old Street
Leicester Square (4 min)
Liverpool Street
Network Rail
Liverpool Street (0 min)
St Pauls'
Oxford Circus (6 min)
Waterloo & City
Bank (0 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 20 - 29 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

11% of non-UK born population


7% of non-UK born population

United States of America

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Bright Young Things

In this area you will find lots of well-educated young singles paying high rents to live in smart inner-city apartments.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
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