City

City and County of the City of London is a city in England, located south-east of the River Thames. The county consists mainly of land reclaimed from the river during Victorian times, but also includes some areas north of the Thames where settlement has been continuous for millennia. It is one of 32 unitary authority districts that form part of Inner London – an area considered to be one large conurbation with a population density exceeding 10,000 people per square kilometre.

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Where is the City and County of the City of London?

The City and County of the City of London is located south-east of the River Thames, between the counties of Surrey to the west and Kent to the east.

Areas in City and County of the City of London

City and County of the City of London covers an area of 620 square kilometres, consisting mainly of reclaimed land from the River Thames Estuary.

Some of the most popular areas for prospective homebuyers in the City and County of the City of London include:

Bankside – The area around Borough Market, known for its restaurants and nightlife, Bankside has been home to the Tate Modern since 2000.

Bank – One of the more central wards in the City and County of the City of London, Bank is close to many major tourist attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, The Monument and Cannon Street station on both national rail services as well as Underground services.

Bermondsey – A cosmopolitan area with excellent shopping, theatres and restaurants, Bermondsey is close to the City and County of the City of London, as well as Tower Bridge.

Canary Wharf – Close to many major Docklands attractions such as Westferry Circus and Canary Wharf Pier, the area is home to over 100 bars, restaurants and cafes as well as many major banks, businesses and corporations.

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Fenchurch Street – A vibrant residential area that’s close to both City Airport and Fenchurch Street Station, Fenchurch Street is also home to a number of schools and colleges.

Lime – An up-and-coming neighbourhood with a lively arts and music scene, Lime is close to both Mile End Park and Victoria Park, as well as the City of London.

Southwark – Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, Southwark is home to many famous attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and London Bridge.

Universities in City and County of the City of London 

City and County of the City of London is home to several universities, including Queen Mary University which sits on the site of what was once St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, as well as King’s College London (KCL), one of Britain’s top research-led universities.

Queen Mary University – Queen Mary University is located in the East End of London and is a world-class research university with a strong reputation for its medical and science programs.

King’s College London – King’s College, which has its main campus on the Strand, was founded by King George IV and Prince Albert in 1829 as a response to overcrowding at competitor institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge.

Top Schools in City and County of the City of London 

With some excellent schools throughout its boroughs, parents looking for a place to raise their children will be pleased with the educational opportunities offered by C&CotL.

Some of the top-rated schools include:

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City of London School for Boys – Founded in 1834, this school has a long history of shaping the minds of young men. It focuses on a traditional curriculum and has a large number of extracurricular activities on offer.

City of London School for Girls – This girls-only school is one of the most prestigious in the country, with alumni including actresses Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson. The curriculum is broad and challenging, and there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities.

St Paul’s Girls’ School – St Paul’s is one of the most prestigious all-girls schools in London, with an impressive academic record and a range of sporting facilities on offer. It hosts its own theatre company for students to take part in shows both at school and around Europe, as well as an impressive range of clubs and societies.

Camden School for Girls – One of the best schools in London, Camden School for Girls is a popular choice with parents looking to move into City and County of the City of London. It has fantastic facilities including its own sports centre, theatre company, orchestra and debating society.

Latymer Upper School – Another top school in the City and County of the City of London, Latymer Upper School is a co-ed establishment that has been voted one of the best schools in England on more than one occasion. It offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, including its own off-Broadway theatre company.

Population of City and County of the City of London

As it stands today, there are over nine million residents living within this metropolitan county, making it one of the most populated regions in the UK.

 

Reviews in City

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Pretty on the surface; trouble beneath

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Review Date Oct 2023

There are some excellent local options and it’s conveniently located near the Underground. Unfortunately our block did not come with the opportunity to park on the street. The bin collections are regular.

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A lot of care went into the technology of our building, although Higgins took risks with some of the facilities and came off the loser – we had issues with urge brand new heating system within months, and after three years the whole system needed to be ripped out and re-installed. Property management has been average, sometimes being delayed to respond to urgent breakdowns. Also, our bin store could have been placed inside our security gates instead of in front, accessible to the public who force entry. Sadly, Aftersales stopped responding to our correspondence about persistent issues with the newly replaced heating system, and now residents are experiencing constructors pointing the finger at the property management, and vice versa!

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I wish I had logged correspondence with Aftersales since the very beginning.

What is the best feature of your home:

The fixings of our bathroom we’re probably our favourite feature

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Brilliant location

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Review Date Jul 2023

Excellent área, good transport and to near schools, hospital, supermarkets. Only 5 minutes St Pautl Cathedral

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The de velozmente is very modern, the building desing is nice, we have concerge service 24/7. Tha place is safety.
Excellent área, good transport and to near schools, hospital, supermarkets. Only 5 minutes St Pautl Cathedral and 15 minutes London Bridge

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Good reputación od one housing group , this complex is very near central london

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Only refurnished bsthroom and kitchen, the unita have more 10 years gave good condition but will better exhange

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Happy with the new build

Review Date Oct 2021

Very convenient if you work in the city and very well connected but can get slightly quiet on the weekends

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Brand new building with modern appliances and amenities. Well maintained and kept quite clean. Concierge service is usually on top of things – only problem is they do not accept any food deliveries even if only for a little while. Management has been fairly responsive so far.

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The concierge sits in a different building which can confuse some of the delivery people

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Not raised too many issues but the ones raised at the beginning were sorted out quite quickly

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Don’t be fooled by the appearance! Avoid!

Review Date Oct 2021

The apartment is at a very good location. However there are limited useful shops around the area.

It can be noisy sometime if your flat is facing the entrance especially if you are close to the refuse & delivery area as well as the pub nearby. Parking is very limited.

It is a safe area to live in. Good transport link.

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The facilities of the apartment are limited. Private bar, dining room and cinema are not really useful. There is no swimming pool and with very limited parking.

The quality of the apartment is bad. We had to move out temporary because the developer forgot to lay the water proofing for bathroom floor. And we were relocated to somewhere really awful. Tried to argue and at the end didn’t really provide like for like. Heating and cooling system constantly breakdown and leak. Apparently the developer didn’t lay the cooling pipe properly and cause the leak. The quality of the finishing in the apartment isn’t great as well. First impression looks expensive but eventually you will realise the quality is like China made. Some of the design of the apartment is quite stupid where it’s clear that the architect or designer didn’t think from the user aspect. Limited power sockets in the apartment.

Worst thing, our toilet was overflow due the back flow of discharge from the other unit/outside. And we were blame it was our fault but engineer and plumber have agreed that the fault must be in the communal pipe. No apology or follow up from the building management, and we have to clean it up ourself.

If you are a tenant here in the development, you will be guarantee to be treated like a second class citizen.

Don’t be fooled by their appearance. Avoid!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The hidden charges of utility bills. Beware that you will need to pay standing charge for cooling and heating even when you are not using.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

If you are a landlord with lots of money, then yes, they treat you very nicely. If you are a tenant, be prepared to like a second class citizen. Bad.

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