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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
Gherkin, London
The Gherkin, officially known by its street address 30 St. Mary Axe, is a 41 story skyscraper built in 2004 in the financial center of London. The building received several awards for its unique design.
British Museum, London
London's largest museum features one of the world's most impressive archeological collections. Its Parthenon Galleries and the impressive Egyptian collections are some of the highlights.
Canary Wharf, London
Canary Wharf is a modern high-rise business district located in the Docklands, one the site of the world's busiest port. Today it features some of London's tallest buildings.
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
Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London, London
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 16 hours
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