London metropolitan area

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 (The London Travel to Work Area in 2001 (dark blue), with the administrative boundary of Greater London shown, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:London_TTWA_2001.png) The London Metropolitan area (Southeast metropolitan area, or London commuter belt) means the area located around the Greater London for which … Read More

Universities and higher education colleges in London

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 (The Senate House, the headquarters of the federal University of London) London has one of the highest concentrations of universities in the UK: there are a total of 28 universities and colleges accredited in London, with a student population significantly … Read More

The tallest buildings in London

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(Artist’s impression of the City in 2012, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_skyline_showing_planned_Bishopsgate_Tower.jpg) The list of the highest structures of London includes and classify by height the tallest skyscrapers, buildings and structures in the City of London, the capital of the UK. The building that … 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

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

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