Country : United Kingdom
Currency : Pound sterling (GBP)
Language : English
City: 8 477 600 (2014)
Metro: 12 496 800 (2014)
Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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
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.
Marble Arch, London
This arch was built in 1827 by famed architect John Nash as the triumphal entrance gate to the newly expanded Buckingham Palace. The arch moved to its current position in 1851.
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.
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
Oxford Rail Tour from London, London
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 5 hours
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