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London, UK - England Tours, Travel & Vacation Guide
A major financial capital, London is now or has been a center of commerce, entertainment, music, retail and fashion trends.
The capital of and largest city in England and the United Kingdom, London is recognized around the world as the home of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, double-decker buses and the British Airways London Eye.
The population of Greater London is around 7.5 million people with a total metropolitan area of 14 million. Its culturally diverse inhabitants are said to speak over 300 different languages.
An ancient city, predating the Roman Empire, London's history, architecture and influence on global events ”both past and present” make it a magnet for visitors from around the world.
A year-round tourist destination, London is most popular in the summer months. You can easily spend several weeks here just to begin to see and understand what makes this city so interesting.
Use the blue column menu to the far right for a photo, history and attractions tour of London. Brief descriptions of some pages are featured below. A London Neighborhoods map will help you orient yourself.
One of London's most visited sites, the Tower of London has served as a royal residence, royal prison, royal execution site, museum, vault, zoo and more. London is also home to one of the world's most famous churches: St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Many historic London Bridges cross the River Thames. No discussion of London history would be complete without mentioning the many palaces, parks and monuments associated with Royal London.
The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666, has panoramic views worth climbing its 311 steps. Another way to enjoy birds-eye views is to book a flight on the British Airways London Eye.
London's Houses of Parliament and adjacent Big Ben clock tower are recognized around the world. They are adjacent to Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey.
While the City is its most historic neighborhood, London's West End is its real center. Visitors and locals congregate in Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.
London parks are beautiful, scenic and historic. Tour London's largest, Hyde Park, and adjacent Kensington Gardens. Largest and most famous is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with its many famous Victorian and more modern glasshouses.
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