London Travel Information

London pertains to more of an international transport hub and a popular tourist destination rather than anything else. Some of the main highlights include landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.

The British Museum and the National Gallery are also relatively important and main attractions to look out for. The capital city of the United Kingdom and of England, London is quite the most populated city located in the European Union.

An arrangement of important and considerable importance for virtually two millennia, London is now a universal leader in economics, and its contribution in political principles, edification, amusement, trend, style, media and the arts. All these factors significantly have a say to its standing as a foremost global city. London has an estimated population of 8.5 million and a city area population that varies from 12 to close to 14 million.

The people dwelling here are a multi-ethnic, drawing from various ethnicities of people, cultures and religions, speaking different languages. London, the majestic resonance of its very name indicates history and might. These Londoners feel that this city stimulates and coerces, motivates and irritates in equivalent measure. It is more like a grubby Monopoly board studded with astral sights.

It's a sophisticated mix of Third and First Worlds, chauffeurs and beggars, the persistently traditional and the proudly avant-garde. However, somehow between 'er Majesty and Boy George, Bow Bells and Big Ben, the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympics it all sticks together as one whole piece. This city has am underground rail system which is the world's oldest (1863), most widespread (253mi, 407km), and most traveled (785 million journeys a year).

It is also the most undependable, with breakdowns, on average, every sixteen minutes. The three museums located in London namely Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, all face each other in South Kensington. Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher who died in 1832, left his estate to the University College of London on the condition that his body be mummified, dressed in his clothes and used to be seated in his favorite chair so he could preside over debates. It's still there.

A flock of starlings alighted on the minute hand of Big Ben in 1945 and set the time back five minutes. The London Football Association was formed in 1863 to prop up the game that lay emphasis only on the kicking of the ball. The last inmate ever held in the Tower of London was Nazi leader Rudolf.

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