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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
Covent Garden, London
This old square used to be the home of the largest fruit-and vegetable market in England, but it is now a very popular shopping, eating and entertainment area.
Regent's Park, London
Originally a hunting ground for King Henry VIII, Regent's Park is now one of London's largest and most popular parks thanks to its lake, beautiful gardens and its London Zoo.
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.
The City of London, London
The City, the historic center of London, is now London's financial center. In this area several interesting skyscrapers can be found, as well as the St. Paul's Cathedral and other historic buildings.

Random London Tours & Activities
Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe London, London
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London, London
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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