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Buckingham Palace, London. Photo Cartrain
Buckingham Palace, London. Photo Cartrain
Tower Bridge in London. Photo by Sylmac
Tower Bridge in London. Photo by Sylmac
Somerset House, London. Photo Telegram Sam
Somerset House, London. Photo Telegram Sam
Commuting on Rail Network, Photo James Farmer
Commuting on Rail Network, Photo James Farmer
Windsor Castle, London. Photo Filipe Samora
Windsor Castle, London. Photo Filipe Samora
London City Hall. Photo Taken by Straymuse
London City Hall. Photo Taken by Straymuse
Big Ben in Central London. Photo Aschaeffer
Big Ben in Central London. Photo Aschaeffer
London Street Scene. Photo Taken by Ayla87
London Street Scene. Photo Taken by Ayla87

London Information

London – Capital of England and some would say the Capital of Europe, at least in the Financial Circles. Located on the River Thames with a residential population of over 8 Million People with a further 13 Million in the Metropolitan area, London is the seat of the throne of the British Monarchy. Although Queen Elizabeth II mostly resides in the residence of Windsor Castle in Berkshire, it is Buckingham Palace the official residence that is more famously known and a popular tourist attraction.

Probably one of the most visited cities on the planet, London encompasses two cities, the city of London, otherwise known as the square mile and the city of Westminster.

London houses the oldest underground rail network in the world along with the world’s busiest airport, Heathrow.

The tourist attractions in this incredible city bring hundreds of thousands of visitors every week, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Royal Albert Hall, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, with the Yeomen Guards, and of course, a walk along The Mall to Buckingham Palace where one of the most amazing sights is the changing of the guard.

For the historians, there is the National History Museum, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. For the nature lovers there are the numerous Parks and Gardens spread throughout the metropolis, from Hyde Park in Central London to Kensington Gardens in the west and Regents Park in the north.

Take a boat trip along the Thames, under the bridges past the Globe, the rebuilt Shakespearian Theatre standing on the southern shore. Ride on the Big Wheel with views from east to west over the city or visit Madame Tussauds to see the greatest collection of wax models anywhere on the planet.

The other great attractions of London are of course the shops and the night life. Visit Carnaby Street, the area noted for the youthful clothing revolution in the sixties or shop at Harrods before afternoon tea at the Ritz or the Savoy.

For more tourist information London in the UK, you may want to see the official government tourism website Visit London

London Panoramic Views over the Thames River to the City. Photo Costantin Jurcut
London Panoramic Views over the Thames River to the City. Photo Costantin Jurcut
Nightime Scenic View of Trafalgar Square. Photo Taken by and Courtesy of Krysiuc
Nightime Scenic View of Trafalgar Square. Photo Taken by and Courtesy of Krysiuc