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City of London Information Centre

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Address: St. Paul's Churchyard | The City, London EC4M 8BX, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7332 1456
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

The City Information Centre is located in London's historic heart, the...

The City Information Centre is located in London's historic heart, the Square Mile - opposite St Paul's Cathedral . The multi-lingual staff are on hand to help any visitors with their questions and queries 7 days a week.

It is your one-stop shop for tickets, maps, publications and expert advice on everything there is to see and do in London and beyond.

- Friendly multilingual staff

- Free maps and leaflets

- Wide range of souvenirs and books

- Oyster cards and travel information

- Bureaux de Change

- Fast track tickets to all major attractions

- The London Pass

- A wide range of Sightseeing tours (London and beyond)

- Guided and self-guided City walks

- West End Theatre and Barbican tickets

- River Cruise tickets

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City of London Information Centre

The City of London Information Centre is staffed with people who can make recommendations on what to see and do and they can tell you how to get there. They can also give you... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Sandy, United Kingdom
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The City of London Information Centre is staffed with people who can make recommendations on what to see and do and they can tell you how to get there. They can also give you free maps and brochures, which is very helpful. Armed with this useful information, visitors can plan their days in town and do things they would not... More 

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sparta, nj
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Wonderful tourist resource - you can buy tickets for shows and events here, you can exchange currency here (at a very decent rate), you can pick up maps and brochures, and you can talk to the very helpful staff - and ask questions. I was so impressed - and I wished I had found this place at the start of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I thought I knew London, having grown up in the UK, but, when my Spanish friends came to visit over the Christmas Holidays, I was very grateful to come across the Information Centre to help plan their visit to London. Taking them in, we were looked after by an assistant called Joao, who provided a whole range of ideas for... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

I took an excellent, great value walking tour-- "Dickens in the City"-- through this center near St. Paul's. 90 minute tour for only £7! They offer a variety of tours; staff is helpful & also sold me stamps (much faster than queueing at the Post Office!)

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CityInfoCentre, Manager at City of London Information Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and pleased that you enjoyed the "Dickens in the City" walk. The City Information Centre runs daily affordable walks on different themes which don't need pre-booking. We also stock a range of free self-guided printed walks to explore the City at your leisure. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We are a multilingual family. We found this center to Ben, an excellent informant, who assisted us in English, German, Spanish and Catalan, with much sympathy and professionalism. Thankyou

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were in London for 10 days, primarily to attend Wimbledon, but to sightsee for 7 days. We stopped by this place, just across the street from St. Paul's, for information on day trips from London, walking tours of the city, and theatre tickets. We met with Inma Ferrer who was most helpful in all areas. She... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

They were great and let us use their WiFi to book a hotel last minute. They even let us use their phone as a contact number because we couldn't use ours. Wonderful!

1 Thank Shelley E
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Great place for any tourist in London. Staff are really informative and helpful and have lots of useful facts and tips for any stay in London!

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

This unique modern building is opposite the South side of St Pauls, and parellel to the rather useful Cafe Rouge, across the road from it. It is always well-stocked, with a variety of leaflets mainly for events for London (check the City Church Service and Concerts list) and the Guildhall events listings; however, they also stock some information for other... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

We only had a few days to visit and were unsure of what to visit. This is a great starting point. They have maps and brochures and can explain the underground, buses, taxis, etc. There wasn't a question they couldn't answer thoroughly and helped us find the best VALUE for our money. They have connections to all sorts of tours,... More 

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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