Destination London

Mighty London, home of the olympic games and Paralympics in 2012, its majestic architecture, dignified traditions and glorious monuments. London has often been heralded as the coolest and ultra stylish city in the world.

The city of London has indeed a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and has more than 300 languages that are spoken within its boundaries. London is also a leading global city, with its strengths within the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, transport which all contribute to its prominence. It is also one of the world's leading financial centres.

Walking around is the best way to get a grip on London’s geography. But if you’re pressed for time the underground railway system (the tube) will be your travelling habit.

Interesting London Facts

  • London is the biggest city in Britain and also in Europe
  • About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London
  • London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'
  • The population of London taken on August 2012 - was approximately 8,174,100
  • Around 85% of the UK’s fashion designers are based in London
  • There were 14,350 film “shooting days” in London in 2007, making it the third most filmed city in the world
  • The Tate Modern is the world’s most popular modern art gallery
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