London Assembly

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(City Hall, Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom) London Assembly is the elected body of the Greater London Authority. It controls the activities of the Mayor of London, and has the power through a two-thirds majority to amend the annual budget … Read More

London, short guide

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(https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_from_a_hot_air_balloon.jpg) Coordinates: 51°30′26″N 0°7′39″W Sovereign state: United Kingdom Country: England Region: Greater London Settled by: Romans, c.43 AD (as Londinium) Counties: City & Greater London Districts: City & 32 boroughs Government: Type: Devolved authority, Body: Greater London Authority, Elected: London Assembly (14 … Read More

Royal Parks of London

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(View of Queens House and Canary Wharf from Greenwich Park) The Royal Parks of London are green spaces in the capital of the United Kingdom, which properly belong to the British Crown. These are generally old hunting reserves of the … Read More

City of London

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Administrative area: Greater London Status: Sui generis; city and ceremonial county Administrative headquarters: Guildhall Roman settlement: c. 47 AD (Londinium) Wessex resettlement: 886 AD (Lundenburh) Subdivisions: 25 wards Government • Local authority: City of London Corporation • Lord Mayor: Fiona … Read More

Port of London

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Type: Commercial port Construction: Roman Draught: 14.5 m in Stanford-le-Hope Tonnage: 350,000 tonnes Length: 150 km Traffic: 48.7 Mt (2011) and 1.93 million TEUs (2011), 12,500 ships Activities: hydrocarbons, chemicals, tea, tobacco, oilseeds, raw materials, rare metals Area: 1600 ha … Read More

London Stock Exchange

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Type: Stock Exchange Location: London, United Kingdom Founded: 1801; 213 years ago Key people: Christopher S. Gibson-Smith (Chairman), Xavier Rolet (CEO) Currency: GBP No. of listings: 2,864 (as of December 2011) Market cap: US$3.2 trillion (Dec 2011) Volume: US$1.7 trillion (Dec 2009) Indexes: FTSE 100 Index, … Read More

Mass Media in London

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(Reuters‘s headquarters in Canary Wharf.) London is one of the leading communication centers in the world with the presence of a large number of communications companies. Most major British media and all major national television networks, including BBC News, the … Read More

Music in London

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(The Royal Albert Hall hosts many concerts.) London is one of the world capitals of classical and pop/rock music. The city is the seat of one of the four major record companies, EMI Group, and countless musicians, bands, orchestras and … Read More

Museums in London

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London has a range of the most important museums in the world. This is also the city in the world that has the largest number of galleries and art museums per capita. Museums are found in all areas: art, science, … Read More

Entertainment in London

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(The O2, one of the largest domes in the world, originally built to celebrate the new millennium, this structure is now part of a reconstruction project and hosts many major events) Within the City of Westminster, the West End includes … Read More

Services and finance in London

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(The Bank of England, central bank of the United Kingdom) Approximately 85% of the population of Greater London (3.2 million people) work in the service sector. 500,000 people work in industry and construction (in equal proportions). London has five major … Read More

Economy of London

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(Bishopsgate in the City of London) By GDP, London was in 2005 the sixth largest city in the world and the second largest in Europe after Paris. Greater London generates approximately 20% of GDP in the United Kingdom, and the … Read More

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