The Cordwainer Ward

The Ward of Cordwainer is at the heart of the City of London. It is home to two of the great churches of the City, St Mary-le-Bow and St Mary Aldermary, a number of historic streets including Watling Street, Bow Lane and Cheapside, major financial institutions, and a wide range of small businesses, shops, restaurants and cafes. In recent years the Ward has been substantially redeveloped and the street scene enhanced.

The Ward is one of 25 in the City of London. Its Alderman, Sir Roger Gifford is a former Lord Mayor of the City.  Its three Common Councilmen, Sir Michael Snyder, George Gillon and Mark Boleat, all play significant roles in the City of London Corporation.  Sir Michael is a former Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, Mark is the current Chairman and George has held the offices of Chief Commoner and Sheriff.

The Ward of Cordwainer Club plays an important role in the life of the Ward. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Ward, and its events are both enjoyable and useful.

This website provides key information on the Ward, local government and the Ward Club, and gives links to other sources of information.



An aerial view of the Ward – The Bloomberg development is the construction site on the right


Map of Cordwainer ward

Map of the Ward