CELEBRATE THE CITY four days in the Square Mile 21-24 JUNE

WHO knew there could be so much to explore and enjoy in one Square Mile? This week - as the Spitalfields Festival comes to a close and the 50th anniversary of the City of London Festival begins - City buildings throw open their doors to give you the chance to encounter breath-taking interiors and unrivalled riches. Make a date and bring the family for must-see entertainment, street sports, exhibitions, livery demonstrations, walks, talks, poetry, music and more in one fantastic celebration that is everything City.

In the articles that follow, Matt Trueman explores a few of the highlights during the four days of festivities - read on and get a taste of what's on offer... or, for full programme details, check out www.visitthecity.co.uk/culture2012 or pick up a brochure from the City's churches, libraries or the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral. Most events and activities are FREE!