Information about London

London is the capital and biggest city of the United Kingdom. The area of London is approximately 607 square miles. It is the largest metropolitan area with a population of 7,172,000 as per the latest census (2001). The main language spoken in London is English (British English) and also more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.

London is a major tourist destination and an international transport hub. Thames is the biggest river in London. In Western Europe, London is the most populous city and the residents of London are referred to as Londoners. London also has a strong governmental function as it is the home of the UK's parliament.

Following are some top sights and attractions in London

  • The London Eye :St Paul's, the Palace of Westminster and Windsor Castle are the tourist attractions places where you can view up to 25 miles in all directions.
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  • Big Ben :It is a London's Clock Tower attached to the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament. It has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England.
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  • King's Cross Station :It is one among the London's major railway stations opened on 1852 and is located in the north-eastern part of the city.
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  • Tower of London :It is the major attraction on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It has a played a prominent role in English history.
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  • Wembley Stadium :It is a football stadium located in London, England. It is opened in 2007 and is the second largest stadium in Europe.
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  • The National Gallery :It is an art gallery on Trafalgar Square in London, United Kingdom established in 1824.
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