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.
Kew Gardens, London
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are one of the world's most important botanical gardens with about 50,000 plant species and many historically significant buildings such as the Palm House and Temperate House.
Tower of London, London
The Tower of London was built at the end of the 11th century by William the Conqueror. The fortress houses a famous collection of jewelry including the Imperial State Crown.
London Eye, London
The London Eye is a giant observation wheel in the center of London. Since its opening in 2000 the 30-minute 'flight' has been offering visitors great panoramic views over London.

Random London Tours & Activities
Thames River jazz and Dinner Cruise, London
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$69.91
 Viator VIP: Exclusive Access to Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral , London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$95.33
English Countryside Day Trip from London Including Windsor Castle, London
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$57.20



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