The City offers plentiful choices for drinking and eating, from great cheap eats to the best of fine dining.

Dion Bar at St Paul’s has live music on every Wednesday, with space outside to enjoy the views of the spectacular Church.

Tower dining and drinking

City Social, located on the 24th floor of the iconic Tower 42 skyscraper, offers Michelin star fine dining surrounded by Art Deco interiors with stunning views of the London skyline.

Heron Tower, built in 2008 and measuring 202 meters/663ft, excluding the mast, is the tallest building in the City of London’s financial district. Restaurant’s in the tower include the Duck and Waffle, 40th floor, the highest 24/7 restaurant in London and Sushi Samba, 38th and 39th floors, with the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe.

Skygarden, known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’, 38 storeys, has restaurants including Fenchurch rooftop restaurant and the Darwin Brasserie, which features live music and a DJ on Wednesday-Saturday nights.

The Gherkin’s Searcys at the Gherkin has a restaurant and bar which open to the public on selected dates only (no set dates they vary each month).

The Humble Grape imports artisan wines from sustainable, family-run vineyards and is a great venue for groups looking to have grape fun!

Mattarello Restaurant is the ultimate Italian cuisine experience and pasta heaven! The pasta is made on the premises and is some of the best you’re ever likely to eat. You won’t be disappointed.

Demon Wise & Partners is a classic basement cocktail bar that serves exceptional drinks. It is seated only, so it’s wise to book ahead.

There are nine restaurants to choose from at the recently opened Ned Hotel close to Bank Station.