london
Country : United Kingdom
Currency : Pound sterling (GBP)
Language : English
Population
City: 7 668 300 (2008)
Metro: 12 317 800 (2008)
Time
Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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London
closeLondon, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, was founded 2000 years ago by the Romans as Londinium. The city has been Western Europe's largest city for centuries: as early as in 1700 more than 575,000 people lived in London.
Today London is not only the largest city but also one of the most visited thanks to its numerous famous attractions such as the Tower Bridge and the Big Ben.
Random London Highlights
Kensington Gardens, London
This large park in the center of London features the Kensington Palace and a bronze statue of Peter Pan. Originally a private royal park, it opened to the public in 1841.
Millennium Bridge, London
The Millennium Bridge was built in 2000 across the river Thames. the pedestrian bridge connects the St. Paul's Cathedral with the Tate Modern Gallery on London's South Bank.
British Museum, London
London's largest museum features one of the world's most impressive archeological collections. Its Parthenon Galleries and the impressive Egyptian collections are some of the highlights.
Houses of Parliament, London
The Houses of Parliament, the seat of the two parliamentary houses of the United Kingdom, was built in 1870. The enormous building is best known for its iconic clock Tower, the Big Ben.

Random London Tours & Activities
Harry Potter Walking Tour of London including River Thames Boat Ride, London
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$27.27
London Eye: Skip the Line Tickets, London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 30 minutes
From USD
$54.62



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