Removals City of London
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in the City of London EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, WC1 and WC2, Central London, London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the City of London area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in City of London.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the City of London area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
About City of London
The City of London is a geographically small city within Greater London, England. It is the historic core of London around which, along with Westminster, the modern conurbation grew. The City’s boundaries have remained almost constant since the Middle Ages, and hence it is now only a tiny part of the much larger London metropolis. It is often referred to as the City or the Square Mile, as it is almost exactly one square mile (2.6 km²) in area. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the City of London area.
These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom’s financial services industry, which is principally based there. The City is not one of the 32 London boroughs.
In the mediaeval period the City was the full extent of London, and distinct from the nearby but separate settlement of Westminster, which became the City of Westminster. The term London now refers to a much larger conurbation containing both cities. The City of London is still part of London’s city centre, but most of London’s metropolitan functions apart from financial services are centred on the West End. The City is today a major business and financial centre, ranking on a par with New York City as the leading centre of global finance. The City has a resident population of under 10,000, whilst it employs 340,000 professional workers, mainly in the financial sector, making the area’s transport system extremely busy during peak times. It is known as the richest square mile in the world.
The City is governed by the City of London Corporation, which has some unusual responsibilities for a local authority, such as being the police authority for the City. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City’s boundaries. The Latin motto of the City of London is “Domine dirige nos”, which translates as “Lord, guide us”.
The City of London is England’s smallest ceremonial county by both population and area covered and is the second smallest British city in both population and size, after St David’s in Wales. The City of London has been administered separately since 886, when Alfred the Great appointed his son-in-law Earl Æthelred of Mercia as Governor of London. Alfred made sure that there was suitable accommodation for merchants from northwest Europe, which was then extended to traders from the Baltic and Italy.
The City developed its own code of law for the mercantile classes, developing such autonomy that Sir Laurence Gomme regarded the City as a separate Kingdom making its own laws. The City was composed of wards governed by Aldermen, who chaired the Wardmotes. There was a folkmoot for the whole of the city held in the shadows of St Paul’s Cathedral. In the tenth century, Athelstan permitted eight mints to be established, compared with six in his capital, Winchester, indicating the wealth of the city.
The size of the City was constrained by a defensive perimeter wall, known as London Wall, which was built by the Romans in the late 2nd century to protect their strategic port city. However, the boundaries of the City of London are no longer the old city wall as the City has expanded its jurisdiction slightly over time. During the medieval era, the City’s jurisdiction expanded westwards along Fleet Street to Temple Bar and also took in the other “City bars” such as at Holborn, Aldersgate, Bishopsgate and Aldgate. These were the important entrances to the City and their control was vital in maintaining the City’s special privileges over certain trades. The walls have disappeared, although several sections remain visible. A section near the Museum of London was revealed after the devastation of an air-raid on 29 December 1940 at the height of the Blitz. Other visible sections are at St Alphage, and there are two sections near the Tower of London.
The boundary of the City remained fixed until boundary changes in 1993, when it expanded slightly to the west, north and east, taking small parcels of land from the London Boroughs of Westminster, Camden, Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. The 1993 boundary changes were done primarily to tidy up the boundary in places where the urban landscape had changed so dramatically that the old boundary was meaningless. In the process the City lost small parcels of land, though there was an overall net gain of land. Most notably, the changes placed the (then recently developed) Broadgate estate entirely in the City.
Southwark, to the south of the City on the other side of the Thames, came within the City between 1550 and 1899 as the Ward of Bridge Without. Today it forms part of the London Borough of Southwark. The Tower of London has always been outside the City and today comes under Tower Hamlets. Read more…
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