Candlewick is a small ward,[1] one of the 25 ancient wards in the City of London.

Ward of Candlewick

Location within the City
Ward of Candlewick
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ317812
Sui generis
Administrative areaGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtEC4
Dialling code020
PoliceCity of London
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly

Its northern boundary runs along Lombard Street — to the north is the ward of Langbourn. Gracechurch Street forms Candlewick's eastern boundary with Bridge ward, down to the Monument to the Great Fire of London, erected to commemorate the place where the Great Fire abated. Its southern boundary curves along Arthur Street, incorporating traffic from London Bridge to its western edge along Laurence Pountney Lane, Sherbourne Lane and Abchurch Lane in Walbrook ward.

There are two churches within Candlewick, St. Mary Abchurch on Abchurch Lane and St. Clement Eastcheap on Clement's Lane,[1] while a third, St. Michael, Crooked Lane, was demolished in 1831 to make way for the new London Bridge.[2] There are several large stores and pubs and a hotel located in the ward. As with many City wards it has its own social club and newsletter.[3]

Monument tube station is located in the south-eastern corner of the ward.


Candlewick is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an alderman to the Court of Aldermen and commoners (the City equivalent of a councillor) to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation. Only electors who are Freemen of the City are eligible to stand.


  1. Historical details
  2. Huelin, G Vanished churches of the City of London: London, Guildhall Library Publishing 1996ISBN 0900422424 Demolition details p48-49
  3. Candlewick Ward newsletter Archived 12 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine December 2014

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