The City of London is the heart of the capital. The oldest part of London, its ancient relics include a Roman temple and the London Stone a landmark since at least 1100 AD. It is the only city mentioned in the Magna Cartasigned 800 years ago and on display in the City todayand its ancient liberties and traditions are utterly unique. World-famous landmarks such as St Pauls, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, and the Royal Exchange stand beside some of the most cutting-edge architecture in the world, including the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater. With 100 stunning illustrations and 200 eventsfrom the Great Fire of London to Sir Winston Churchills funeral and the day an elephant arrived at the Towerit offers a delightful, richly illustrated tour through 2,000 years of extraordinary history.