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
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.
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.
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.
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.




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