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
Piccadilly Circus, London
Piccadilly Circus is one of London's busiest squares. Always buzzing with activity, the popular plaza is best known for its billboard advertisements and the Eros statue.
Westminster Abbey, London
Construction of the Westminster Abbey started in 1050 and spanned 8 centuries. The abbey serves as a burial ground for many famous monarchs, scientists and artists.
Big Ben, London
The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, known as the Big Ben, is one of London's most famous landmarks. At the time the tower was built in 1858 its clock was the largest in the world.
Kew Gardens, London
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are one of the world's most important botanical gardens with about 50,000 plant species and many historically significant buildings such as the Palm House and Temperate House.

Random London Tours & Activities
London Eye: Skip the Line Tickets, London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 30 minutes
From USD
$52.03
Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip , London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 day
From USD
$59.32
The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River, London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$101.33



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