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
Hyde Park, London
One of the most famous parks in the world, Hyde Park is a large green lung in the center of London. It first opened to the public in 1627. The park has lots of open space, a large lake and plenty of monuments.
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.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
One of London's most interesting museums has a large collection of over 4 million pieces. Founded in 1852, the museum's diverse exhibits focus mostly on decorative arts and design.
Globe Theatre, London
The Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original 16th century theatre building which was known for its association with Shakespeare and burnt down in 1613.




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