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
Madame Tussauds, London
Madame Tussaud's display of wax figures has been fascinating visitors since the first exhibit was held in 1835. The museum is still one of the city's most popular attractions.
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
The majestic St. Paul's Cathedral was constructed between 1675 and 1711 by Christopher Wren who designed world's second largest dome; it was only eclipsed by the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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.
Westminster Abbey, London
Construction of the Westminster Abbey started in 1050 and spanned 8 centuries. The abbey serves as a burial ground for many famous monarchs, scientists and artists.

Random London Tours & Activities
Christmas Lights Tour of London, London
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
From USD
$15.80
London Old City Bike Tour, London
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$55.30



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