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
O2 Arena, London
This huge dome was built as part of London's millennium celebrations. After the millennium exhibition was held here in 2000, it was converted into a multifunctional complex.
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
The majestic St. Paul's Cathedral was constructed between 1675 and 1711 by Christopher Wren who designed world's second largest dome; it was only eclipsed by the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Buckingham Palace, London
One of London's most popular tourist attractions, Buckingham Palace is the most famous of all the palaces in London. The palace is still used as the official residence of the Queen.
National Gallery, London
The National Gallery is one of London's most important museums, with a collection of paintings spanning the period from the 13th to the 19th century. It is housed at Trafalgar Square, in an impressive neo-classical building.

Random London Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London, London
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$48.14
Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Tickets, London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 day pass
From USD
$28.08
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in London, London
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
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