The Ward of Cordwainer

The Ward of Cordwainer is situated 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 is Alexander Barr and its Common Councillors are Sir Michael Snyder, Jamel Banda and Amy Horscroft. They all play significant roles in the City of London Corporation, hold senior positions in the Financial and Professional Services (‘FPS’) sector, and have long direct associations with the Ward.

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, which tend to sell out quickly, are enjoyable and informative as well as providing networking opportunities,

This website provides key information on the Ward, local government and the Ward of Cordwainer 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