London

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Famous for its arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, research and development, tourism, and transport the world over, London is one holiday destination that will not disappoint.

Standing besides the banks of the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, with its history going back as far as the Romans.

London is a world cultural capital with four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site combining the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich where the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian.

Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. With 43 universities in the capital, London has the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. It is also home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres. 


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