While London is the financial and business centre of the UK, the financial district in London is the heartbeat of the capital and is home to many emerging finance businesses.
It is estimated that the financial district sector employs about 315,200 people within the City of London, which is a county entirely separate from London, forming its own enclave surrounded by Greater London.
Luckily, you don’t have to be a high-flying business executive or banker to appreciate what the financial district has to offer. With plenty of fascinating buildings and monuments situated here, you could easily spend the whole day exploring this area while enjoying a stay at the M Montcalm Tech City.
Tower Hill, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4DJ
The London Wall was a defensive wall that was built by the Romans during the first or second century. While the exact reasons for the building of the wall remains largely unknown, the Romans continued to develop the wall until at least the end of the 4th century, making it one of the last major building projects that was undertaken by the Romans before they departed from Britain in 410. While only fragments of the wall are still erect, you can go and see parts of the wall near Tower Hill tube station, and it’s well worth paying a visit to this iconic piece of British history if you find yourself strolling around the financial district.
London’s Roman Amphitheatre
Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE
Did you know that the City of London was under Roman rule for around a fifth of its history? Paying a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre will give you the chance to explore the hidden history of the Roman influence over this part of London. Browse the captivating remains, which offer an insight into what the bloody theatre of Roman London was like. You’ll also have the chance to join on a guided tour with trained architects and discover some genuine Roman antiques. Our suites in Shoreditch are the perfect place to recuperate after a day exploring.
Gresham St, London EC2V 7HH
Visit this Grade I listed building and immerse yourself in even more of London’s colourful history. This historic site has acted as a hub of city life since the Middle Ages. Built between 1411 and 1440, Guild Hall was constructed to reflect the power and prestigious status of London and all its leaders. While the M Montcalm Tech City isn’t quite as historical, we can still guarantee you an exciting stay in the city.
This buzzing financial area is crammed full of skyscrapers, so expect to spend the majority of your time looking up as you make your way around this thriving part of London. During the warmer seasons Canada Square Park hosts summer concerts, while the Museum of London Docklands is the perfect place to visit with kids thanks to the model-ships and hands on displays that feature here.