The City is now only a tiny part of the , though it remains a notable part of.
Main article: On the night of 31 January, the devastated the island taking the lives of 58 islanders, and led to the temporary evacuation of the 13,000 residents.
In 1654 they moved to Covent Garden, then the artists' quarter of London, but returned to Petersham in the summer of 1656.
It is a signposted cycle route which runs from Southwark Bridge to , via the Barbican and Moorgate.
By contrast, opponents of the retention of the business vote argue that it is a cause of institutional inertia.
The public nature of the Thames and its bridges and its role as a transport vessel through London has sculpted a new artistic vision for these architectural monuments in keeping with modern living.