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London, being the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, it is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. During history, London used to have different names including Londonium, Ludenwic, Ludenberg. The most accepted version is that the name for London has derived from the old Celtic word “Londinous” which means to be bold.
Evidence reveals London was for hundreds of years the epicenter of foreign trade. Under the British Empire, it established its position as a leading city in international commerce. That is why London has a lot of historical experience in foreign trade. Today it continues to be a highly active global trade player. London is a city that encompasses innovation, new technology, and science. This allows it to adapt to the ever-changing environment in international trade.
There is no city in the world that can show the same degree of impact that London has. It's blessed with top universities, innovation, and the biggest financial hub in the country. London is a world cultural capital. London became the first city to host three of the modern Summer Olympic Games in 2012. London has a diverse population and community, and over 300 languages are spoken within its borders. It is a major center of higher education teaching and research and its 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. London contains four World Heritage Sites: Kew Gardens, the Tower of London; Westminster Abbey, the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events, and other cultural institutions, including the National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Museum, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
London provides moist solace to travelers of all kinds. You'll be bombarded with a multitude of colors and captivating sights and sounds the minute you step out of London's famous airports, Heathrow or Gatwick. London is an important cultural and historical center and museums could not have missed in this area. If you get to visit this wonderful city you would definitely lose a lot from your trip if you don’t stop by one of them. The British Museum, the National Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, the British Library, and the Wallace Collection are just some of them. From its location in southeast England, it doesn't take long to get to London from all major cities in the United Kingdom.
London is the greatest city that anyone who loves green spaces will stay in. Compared to other big vast cities in the world it has the most magnificent and lavish gardens, green parks and woodlands. The British capital has a combination of small and large parks, located at every corner of this great city. London has many open and obscure green spaces where you can avoid the crowded streets and appreciate the countryside pleasures. No matter what you need to recover from a hectic city's crowd, London has all the lovely and peaceful places for everyone to relax. Walking through areas of London is like taking a walk through the countryside. It's the only city in the world where you can find pretty little green villages with an amazing history. The West-End area of London is where the best and most diverse theatres in the world can be found, offering a range of entertainment from fantastic plays, various musicals, and other famous London shows. In addition to events in theatre, there are other London shows and festivals during the year. The Chelsea Flower Show, the Queen's birthday parade, the Wimbledon tennis open, and carnivals from Notting Hill. Every year, more tourists come to the world's tea-drinking capital – not just because of its incredible structures and elegance, but also because of the outstanding cuisine and superb dining experience you get from renowned restaurants across London.
No wonder why it's known as one of the world's most popular tourist capitals.