Photo album: London

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London, south-east of Britain, is the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. Long time the capital of the British Empire, it is always the political center and the seat of the Commonwealth. Founded 2000 years ago almost by … Read More

Notable attractions in London

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Tip: instead of buying a Visitor Travelcard difficult to monetize, you can enjoy the many offers “2 for 1” or “2 for the price of one.” Often they are associated with buying a train ticket. Even if you do not … Read More

How to get around London

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London is vast. The public transport system is expensive and somewhat run down (one of the oldest subway systems in the world), but the service provided is generally good. Accurate maps are available on the Transport for London website. Good … Read More

How to get in London

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  (London Eye, https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/File:London_Eye.JPG) Get in By plane Air France, easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways have regular flights to London. Air links with Europe are countless. France is particularly well endowed, with direct flights from major cities, but also from … Read More

London media

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 (Reuters headquarters in Canary Wharf, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reuters-Building-30SC.JPG) London is one of the first 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, … Read More

Sport in London

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 (Wembley Stadium, the most expensive stadium in the world, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wembley_Stadium_closeup.jpg) In the twentieth century, London has hosted numerous occasions of global sports events, such as the Summer Olympics three times, in 1908, 1948 and 2012, making it the first city … Read More

Culture of London

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Entertainment  (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 … Read More

Education in London

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 (Main entrance of Royal Holloway, a college of the University of London) Welcoming number of universities and other higher education institutions, London has about 378,000 students and is a major center for research and development. Most primary and secondary schools … Read More

Economy of London

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 (Bishopsgate in the City of London) By GDP, London is in 2005 the sixth city in the world and second in Europe after Paris. Greater London makes about 20% of UK GDP, and the London metropolitan area about a third. … Read More

London’s demography

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London has always been a major population center. At the time, city, urban area and most populous urban area in the United Kingdom, it was also the most populous in Europe and the world before experiencing a slight decline. Population … Read More

Short history of London

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London in Roman times The regions around London (now within the boundaries of Greater London) seem to have been inhabited by Britons islanders since prehistoric times, but no archaeological evidence has been unearthed in north of London bridge, where the … Read More

Definition and limits of London

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(Location of Greater London, England, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EnglandLondon.png) The common name London may appoint several different geographical or administrative units, which can sometimes lead to confusion. The most common use refers to the Greater London, one of the nine regional subdivisions of … Read More

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