Caroline Dunmore is a born-and-bred Londoner with a special interest in London’s cultural heritage. Caroline believes that London is the most fascinating city in the world. You probably agree. But what you may not know is that, as a consequence of its unique history, London actually comprises two cities: the City of London and the City of Westminster.
The City of London, also known as the Square Mile, is the business and financial centre of London. Its history goes back two thousand years to the time of the Romans, and remains of its medieval past can still be seen alongside ultra-modern architecture. World-famous landmarks of the City of London include St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England and the Gherkin.
The City of Westminster, just to the west of the City of London and covering an area about eight times as large, is the royal, political and cultural heart of London. Westminster Abbey was founded a thousand years ago and royal coronations have taken place there ever since. Other world-famous landmarks of the City of Westminster include Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.
Caroline is a qualified City of London Guide and City of Westminster Guide, and she is course director on the Westminster Tour Guiding course at the University of Westminster. Go to the Teaching page to find out about the Westminster course, and go to the Guiding page to find out about Caroline’s guiding portfolio.