24 Facts About England London

1. In 2017, England London hosted the World Championships in Athletics for the first time.

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2. England London has hosted the Summer Olympics three times: in 1908, 1948, and 2012.

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3. The largest parks in the central area of England London are three of the eight Royal Parks, namely Hyde Park and its neighbour Kensington Gardens in the west, and Regent's Park to the north.

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4. England London has numerous venues for rock and pop concerts, including the world's busiest arena the O2 arena and Wembley Arena, as well as many mid-sized venues, such as Brixton Academy, the Hammersmith Apollo and the Shepherd's Bush Empire.

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5. England London is one of the major classical and popular music capitals of the world and hosts major music corporations, such as Universal Music Group International and Warner Music Group, as well as countless bands, musicians and industry professionals.

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6. England London has frequent river boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers.

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7. England London has a modern tram network, known as Tramlink, centred on Croydon in South London.

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8. England London is the centre of the National Rail network, with 70 per cent of rail journeys starting or ending in London.

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9. England London has over 480 overseas banks, more than any other city in the world.

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10. England London took over as a major financial centre shortly after 1795 when the Dutch Republic collapsed before the Napoleonic armies.

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11. England London has some of the highest real estate prices in the world.

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12. England London is home to sizeable Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Jewish communities.

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13. In terms of population, England London is the 19th largest city and the 18th largest metropolitan region.

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14. The City of England London is the main financial district, and Canary Wharf has recently developed into a new financial and commercial hub in the Docklands to the east.

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15. England London has a temperate oceanic climate receiving less precipitation than Rome, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Naples, Sydney and New York City.

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16. The Thames is a tidal river, and England London is vulnerable to flooding.

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17. The area of Greater England London has incorporated areas that are part of the historic counties of Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire.

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18. England London is the seat of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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19. In 2008, England London named alongside New York City and Hong Kong as Nylonkong, being hailed as the world's three most influential global cities.

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20. On 6 July 2005 England London was awarded the 2012 Summer Olympics, making London the first city to stage the Olympic Games three times.

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21. England London became the principal North Sea port, with migrants arriving from England and abroad.

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22. England London was the focus of the Peasants' Revolt in 1381.

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23. At its height in the 2nd century, Roman England London had a population of around 60,000.

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24. In 2012, England London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.

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