Whether you want to mingle with London's high flyers, or seek hip and arty hangouts, there's plenty to do and see in the area around Liverpool Street Station.
If fine dining is your kind of thing, check out Sushi Samba. It's located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower skyscraper and offers an unforgettable dining experience. Rake's Café Bar and the 1901 Wine Lounge are popular drinking holes for the workers in the area clocking off for the day.
This world-renowned cultural hub boasts a cinema, art galleries, theatres, cafes and restaurants, a stunning conservatory and more. The building itself is a magnificent example of the controversial Brutalist style of architecture, which purposefully rejects most modern ideals in building design.
Learn all about the city from prehistory to today, as you take a look at how the Romans and Anglo-Saxons helped the town to flourish, and what really happened in the Great Fire. As with many local museums, entry is totally free.
Head a little further afield, hopping on the bus or Tube for a quick ride to the East End or other great local neighbourhoods.
Whitechapel and Shoreditch are well-known hubs for London's trendiest citizens. Discover unique clothing at Old Spitalfields and Brick Lane markets, or catch a film at independent cinemas like Genesis, Rich Mix and the Electric. This is also the number one place in town for an authentic Indian curry.
In the middle of the Square Mile, you'll see more of the skyscrapers that are increasingly making their mark on London. It's full of history too, with the Roman London Wall, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London very close by. Be sure to visit St Paul's Cathedral and the Guildhall, the historic home of city government since 1411.
The Southbank centre is a thrilling arts venue, with a packed calendar of events. Explore the characterful Southbank riverside promenade, with its restaurants, theatres and street performances, before wandering across the bridge to Westminster to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.