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
Kensington Gardens, London
This large park in the center of London features the Kensington Palace and a bronze statue of Peter Pan. Originally a private royal park, it opened to the public in 1841.
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.
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.
Queen Victoria Memorial, London
In 1911 the Victoria Memorial was built right in front of Buckingham Palace. It honors the late Queen Victoria, who reigned more than 60 years over the expansive British Empire.

Random London Tours & Activities
River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise, London
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$40.75
Gin and Food Market Bike Tour in London, London
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$54.85



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