At the heart of The City of London is Bank and Monument, an area that houses some of the UK's oldest institutions and is generally considered Europe's financial, legal and corporate capital.

The appeal

  • In the middle of The City of London
  • Plenty of talent in the area
  • Financial, legal and corporate hub
  • Great transport links around London
  • Mainland rail links to the south and south east

About Bank & Monument

Named after The Bank of England, that established its headquarters on Threadneedle Street in 1734, Bank is the epicentre of London and Europe's financial district. Just down the road from the bank is The Monument, a 61m tower built in 1677 to mark The Great Fire of London that became the areas namesake. These two infamous parts of London are characterised by their beautiful period buildings which house, to this day, some of the UK's oldest institutions.

Recent developments such as those on Throgmorton and Old Broad Street have brought some modern architecture to the area along with additional retail and office space. As a result there's been a lot of serviced office providers who have moved in offering premium spaces on flexible terms.

The demand for these offices is however extremely high and the prices are too. It shouldn't come as a surprise though. With the mainland train station of Cannon Street less than 5 minutes away, connecting the south and south-east of England to The City; Central, Waterloo & City, Northern and DLR lines all serviced from Bank; and some 300,000 people passing through the network of tunnels that join Monument and Bank every single day, the appeal is obvious.

Much like the other areas in The City though, green spaces are hard to come by and the atmosphere flattens out quickly a few hours after work and on the weekends. That being said if after work drinks and dinner spots are what you're looking for then you won't be short of options.


Designed to provide after work options, most of the bars and restaurants in and around Bank & Monument offer the perfect spot for entertaining clients, partners and teammates. Places fill up at lunch and spill out onto the streets in the evening but on the weekends and later on in the evening the area tends to thin-out.

So if it's a coffee shop, a juicer, a cocktail bar, a fine dining experience or even a gym that you want from the amenities around your office, then Bank & Monument certainly deliver.

Surprisingly perhaps, there is also a good selection of shops specifically in fashion and beauty, again appealing to the city workers. The exchange is the largest shopping area offering high end stores like Louis Vuitton and Hermes and a few other smaller boutique shops.

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