The West End
The West End, London is an area of Central London containing many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment venues.
The use of the term 'West End' began in the early 19th century to describe fashionable areas to the west of Charing Cross. For strategic planning, the area is identified as one of two international centres in the London Plan.
While the City of London or the Square Mile is the main business and financial district in London, the West End is the main commercial and entertainment centre, the city.