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Paternoster Square, London

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Paternoster Square is an urban development, owned by the Mitsubishi Estate Co., next to St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. The area, which takes its name from Paternoster Row, once centre of the London publishing trade, was devastated by aerial bombardment in The Blitz during the Second World War. It is now the location of the London Stock Exchange which relocated there from Threadneedle Street in 2004. It is also the location of investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Nomura Securities Co., and of fund manager Fidelity Investments. The square itself, i.e. the plaza, is privately owned public space.


The Square is near the top of a modest rise known as Ludgate Hill, the highest part of the City of London. It is characterised by its pedestrianisation and colonnades.
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  • The atmosphere was chilled and lovely, nice to watch the people going about their business. Loads to see and do around the area.  more »
  • We only visited the square to see the statue and also the restaurant where the UK television show First Dates is filmed. Had it not been for the show, I never would have visited it.  more »
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  • Clean and well maintained space in the centre of London. Occasionally embellished with special events, big screen in the summer, pop up markets on certain days of the week. Good selection of shops around for food and other things. Ultimately though, it's just a square.
  • Central location with reasonable services nearby a beautiful appearance and a typically relaxed occupancy. Well maintained. Never too busy but always serene Well worth a visit if you want a decent coffee at Paul's and a good view of the house. Quietest Sundays, despite the obvious.

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