London - United Kingdom
is one of the world's foremost global
cities and the largest
financial centre alongside New York City. This georgeous city is the
capital of the United Kingdom and it is the most populous municipality
in the European Union (official population of 7,556,900 within the
boundaries of Greater London, July 2007).
London has been an influential city for
two millennia. London history goes back to its founding by the Romans
and the city's core, the ancient City of London, still retains its
limited medieval boundaries. This
wonderful city is too diverse to be characterised by
any particular architectural style,
having accumulated its buildings over a long period of time and drawn
on a wide range of influences. London contains four World Heritage
the Tower of London; the historic settlement of Greenwich; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and the site
comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St.
Tourism is one of London's prime industries
and employs the equivalent of 350,000 full-time workers in London in
while annual expenditure by tourists is around £15 billion.
study carried out by Euromonitor in October 2007 places London at
first place out of 150 of the world's most popular cities, attracting
15.6 million international tourists in 2006. (10.35 million) and
3rd place This puts London far ahead of 2nd place BangkokParis (just
9.7 million). London attracts 27 million overnight-stay visitors
Port of London is the second-largest in the United Kingdom, handling 53
million tonnes of cargo each year.
major capitals so
dominate the cultural and commercial life of their nation as does
London - home of the old traditions and modern trandsetter at the same
time. London is one of the
most exiting cities in the world and provides something for everyone.
Renowned for its history and tradition, London will impress you with
its famous museums, theatres, sightseeing, restaurants and shopping.
Visitors to the U.K. who pass through this
fascinating capital will find
of their travel needs unmet at the quality Britain's Visitor Centre,
located on 1
Street, near Piccadilly.
There are separate info desks for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland;
a great travel bookshop; facilities for making hotel, travel and
bookings; and a currency exchange. The center, whose staff speak a
of nine languages, is open from 9a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday,
from 10a.m. to 4p.m. on weekends.
| RELATED LINKS
Tourist Board -The
official site for London tourism
Of London -
It provides a range of services for the benefit of London and the
- The official website
Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority.
- The official guide to courses in London. That's all the part-time and
full-time courses run by government funded colleges, universities and
education centres in all the London boroughs. Whether you want an
to local history or a postgraduate degree in economics, you'll find it
This site helps you find info about London.
British Monarchy Official Web Site
First - London First was set up in the early '90s as a vehicle
to mobilise business leaders to improve and promote London. London
aims to engage business leaders in decision-making about London's
Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
Is London - Very informative web site for Associated Newspapers
Limited, the management company of four major newspapers - Daily Mail,
The Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard and the Metro - and ANM, digital
Greater London Bus Map - If you need details of buses in London
including Night buses, with a complete list of routes, The Greater
Bus Map provides all this.
Prepared - This
web site tells you about how London is checking that all its plans and
procedures can stand up to any type of threat. London's
key organisations have been working closely together to make sure all
contingency plans are robust, up-to-date and fit well together across
Unofficial Guide to London - The Unofficial Guides are a
great travel guide series and their Guide
to London is the series at its best. The writer has really captured the
flavor of London and has the unique perspective of being an American
who lives in London and knows it well but who also knows what it's like
to be a visitor. Includes some great out-of-the-way recommendations and
is particularly strong on museums and on traveling with children.
Go Girl London: A Travel Guide Just For The Girls - This guide
covers the most celebrated landmarks as well as the more intimate
sites. The Tower, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey and
Kensington Palace are just a few of the many highlights. You'll follow
the historic trails of the Tudor dynasty and discover fascinating facts
about the lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Bloody Mary and Queen
Elizabeth I. We loved Princess Diana and include many sights that were
meaningful in her life, as well as her memorials. You can follow the
clues of the Da Vinci Code and race through the
streets like Sophie and Langdon. Insider tips focus on eateries;
shopping, the theatre, safety and traveling around London.
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