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If you’re visiting London, you must fit in some time in the City of London.  Full of bankers and stock brokers during the week, it is far more peaceful at the weekend.  Packed with churches and Roman ruins, plus St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England and the Old Bailey, it will surely keep you busy.

For us shopaholics there’s an excellent new shopping mall right next to St Paul’s.  It is a six storey building, made largely of glass, built by architect Jean Nouvel and only opened in 2010.

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Shops include All Saints, Guess, Hobbs, Hugo Boss, Mango, Next, Oliver Bonas, Reiss, Touch (Mango accessories).  For a full and current list click here.

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Although there was initially much controversy at the design, I consider this and the new Paternoster Square a massive improvement over what was there before.  One New Change is bright and airy, with views to and reflections of St Pauls.

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There’s a public roof terrace with marvellous views and a restaurant to boot.  There are other restaurants too.

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My personal favourite is Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. It’s hard to beat the prawn cocktail with apple and pink peppercorns, and the burgers are mighty fine.

Posted as part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Change.

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