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
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.
Shard, London
The Shard is London's tallest skyscraper and the newest icon in the city's skyline. At the top of the tower is a public viewing platform which offers a 360 degree view over London.
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.
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.




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