4 star urban cool hotel
18-21 Charterhouse Square, Farringdon, EC1M 6AHShow on map
This distinctive 4-Star hotel is in the fashionable area of Smithfield just north of the City of London. It is very close to Charterhouse Square – a pleasant historic green space – and also a short... Read More »
15 West Smithfield, St Pauls, EC1A 9HYShow on map
These serviced apartments, convenient for doing business in the City of London, are close to several stations. Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink and St Paul’s stations are all 0.3 miles away.... Read More »
7-21 Goswell Road, Barbican, EC1M 7AHShow on map
Citadines Barbican's conveniently located and inexpensive serviced studios and apartments provide easy access to the City of London and its environs. A few minutes' walk from Barbican Underground Station,... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
12 Peters Lane, , Clerkenwell, EC1M 6DSShow on map
Close to the City of London and a short tube ride from the West End, this eclectic hotel is 0.1 miles from Farringdon Station - a mainline railway station served by First Capital Connect trains from Brighton... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
52 Chiswell Street, Barbican, EC1Y 4SDShow on map
Montcalm City Hotel London is 0.3 miles from the Barbican Centre – Europe’s largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra as well as housing theatres, art galleries, cinemas,... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
24 Ludgate Hill, St Pauls, EC4M 7DRShow on map
"Stay at your own club in the City of London for the perfect base from which to do business" In the City of London, Club Quarters St Pauls is a superb place for corporate travellers to stay. Club Quarters are... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RJShow on map
“The Zetter offers stylish interiors close to the City”The Zetter Hotel is a 59 room, 4 star contemporary hotel which is located in Farringdon in the City of London. This lies in Zone 1 of the... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
30 Greville Street, Farringdon, EC1N 8AFShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a new 5-Star, environmentally friendly development in a part of London that is well known for design studios, creative industries and jewellers. Hatton Garden, famous for the... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
66 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RRShow on map
Blueprint Living offers a range of fabulous apartments in the centre of London's business and financial district; 66 Turnmill Street is a modern building set amongst the sleek offices and ancient monuments of... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near City of London School for Girls
Victorian London may have been highly advanced in the fields of engineering culture and exploration, but there were some areas of society where advancement was sorely lacking. This was perhaps most notable in the education of girls, who had few options aside from marriage (if you were wealthy), or low-paying employment (if you weren't quite so lucky! However, the late Victorian era marked a change in attitude and several London institutions opened as non-secular and this encouraged institutes specifically for the education of girls to open their doors. Thus, in the name of progress, the City of London School for Girls was founded in 1894, with patronage from William Ward of Brixton, who bequeathed his estate to the foundation of the school and requested that the school 'would correspond, or as near as may be' to the City of London, the school's all-male counterpart.
It's just as well that William Ward was such a supporter of women's rights, because over 100 years later, the school is still producing excellent academic results and has ranked 1st in The Sunday Times table of prep schools. It has also celebrated its 110th, 111th and 112th anniversaries under the banners of International Women in Leadership. The school is renowned for its fair but strong work ethic and its range of extra-curricular activities, with many unusual clubs and societies, which go beyond the syllabus. Activities include a barbershop quartet, drama festival, swing society, a Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament and plenty of arts activities, supported by the barbican Arts Centre, which is just a few minutes walk away. The school also has extensive sporting facilities, with an all-weather playing field, swimming pool, netball and tennis courts, a climbing wall and fully fitted gym complex. There is also a gym and dance festival held for parents annually.
The City of London School for Girls also encourages its pupils to take an interest in international affairs and has arranged many trips to exotic locales such as South Africa and Venezuela, for the World Challenge, and language exchange programmes to Spain, Germany, China and France. The school also has several notable alumni, including singer Dido Armstrong, historian Alison Weir, TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, actress Romola Garai and journalist Claire Rayner.
The City of London Girls School is housed in the Barbican area of the City of London, one of the most historic areas of the City and a fascinating mix of business, culture and sight seeing. If you are a prospective student visiting with your family, this is a great area to stay in and explore, with some excellent accommodation options. The Malmaison Hotel is the original boutique hotel with dramatic colour schemes and a tempting restaurant menu. Citadines Apart Hotel offers reasonably priced self-catering units. The Rookery Hotel offers a delightful take on fin de siecle style and The Zetter Hotel offers reasonable rates and comfort with lashings of taste.