London, the largest city and capital of United Kingdom which is also amongst the oldest of the world’s great cities with having the history spanning of nearly two millennia (2000 years). London is located on Thames river in the South-eastern England.

By far it is Britain’s largest metropolis and centre of the transportation, culture and economy.

Today, “London” usually refers to the area known as Greater London which is also the London region of England. Greater London covers an area of 607 square miles or 1,572 km² which makes it one of the world’s largest cities by area. Londoners generally refer to the City of London simply as “The City” or the “Square Mile”.

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London – A Major Tourist Destination

Counting iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye amongst its many attractions, along with famous institutions such as the British Museum and the National Gallery are the major tourist destinations for the travellers.

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London is an international transport hub, with five international airports and a large port. It serves as the largest aviation hub in the world, and its principal airport, Heathrow, carries more international passengers than any other.

History of London

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The history of London, the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, extends over 2000 years. In that time, it has become one of the world’s most significant financial and cultural capital cities. It has withstood plague, devastating firecivil waraerial bombardmentterrorist attacks, and riots.

The City of London is the historic core of the Greater London metropolis, and is today its primary financial district, though it represents only a small part of the wider metropolis.