<p><br> The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, at rear, watches over Paternoster Square within The City. The square takes its name from Paternoster Row, the center of the London publishing trade. In 1940 the area was devastated by the aerial bombardment of The Blitz during World War II. Paternoster Square is now home to the London Stock Exchange, which relocated here from Threadneedle Street in 2004. The square is a favorite lunchtime venue and a great place for people-watching.</p>

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The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, at rear, watches over Paternoster Square within The City. The square takes its name from Paternoster Row, the center of the London publishing trade. In 1940 the area was devastated by the aerial bombardment of The Blitz during World War II. Paternoster Square is now home to the London Stock Exchange, which relocated here from Threadneedle Street in 2004. The square is a favorite lunchtime venue and a great place for people-watching.

Photograph by Catherine Karnow

London's Financial District

See photos of London, England's financial district in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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