london
Country : United Kingdom
Currency : Pound sterling (GBP)
Language : English
Population
City: 8 477 600 (2014)
Metro: 12 496 800 (2014)
Time
Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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
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.
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.
Royal Albert Hall, London
London's historical entertainment hall was built in 1871 in honor of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband and consort. The red brick building was renovated in 2004.
Trafalgar Square, London
The largest square in London is named after the Battle of Trafalgar where the English fleet defeated the French. The column at the center of the square honors Admiral Nelson who was fatally wounded during the battle.

Random London Tours & Activities
Camden Pub Crawl, London
  • Duration: 7 hours
From USD
$19.73
Blenheim Palace, London
  • Duration: 1 day
From USD
$295.92
London Airport Private Arrival Transfer, London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$16.87



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