77 Facts About London England


The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London England, has for centuries hosted the national government and parliament.

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London England has the busiest city airport system in the world and the London England Underground is the oldest rapid transit system in the world.

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London England is one of the most-visited cities in the world and is home to the most 5-star hotels of any city.

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London England has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London England; Kew Gardens; the combined Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich, where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the prime meridian and Greenwich Mean Time.

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London England has many museums, galleries, libraries and cultural venues, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library, and numerous West End theatres.

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Important sporting events held in London England include the FA Cup Final, Wimbledon Tennis Championships and the London England Marathon.

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In 2012, London England became the first city to host three Summer Olympic Games.

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London England then grew slowly until a dramatic increase in about 950.

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Winchester had been the capital of Anglo-Saxon England, but from this time London became the main forum for foreign traders and the base for defence in time of war.

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William built the Tower of London, the first of many such in England rebuilt in stone in the south-eastern corner of the city, to intimidate the inhabitants.

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Much of London England property passed from church to private ownership, which accelerated trade and business in the city.

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The ban on theatre was lifted during the Restoration in 1660, and London England's oldest operating theatre, Drury Lane, opened in 1663 in what is the West End theatre district.

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Great Fire of London England broke out in 1666 in Pudding Lane in the city and quickly swept through the wooden buildings.

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London England then overtook Amsterdam as the leading international financial centre.

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No, Sir, when a man is tired of London England, he is tired of life; for there is in London England all that life can afford.

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London England was the world's largest city from about 1831 to 1925, with a population density of 325 per hectare.

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Greater London England's population declined in the decades after the Second World War, from an estimated peak of 8.

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The principal ports for London England moved downstream to Felixstowe and Tilbury, with the London England Docklands area becoming a focus for regeneration, including the Canary Wharf development.

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

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Administration of London England is formed of two tiers: a citywide, strategic tier and a local tier.

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

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Funding cuts to police in London England are likely to have contributed to this, though other factors are involved.

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Forty per cent of Greater London England is covered by the London England post town, in which 'LONDON' forms part of postal addresses.

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The Greater London England boundary has been aligned to the M25 motorway in places.

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

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London England has had a small number of earthquakes over the years, notably those of 1750 which macroseismic information indicates had their epicentres directly under the city.

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London England's building code is being redrawn so that every new structure must be able to withstand an earthquake of at least 6.

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However, London England is vulnerable to climate change in the United Kingdom, and there is increasing concern among hydrological experts that London England households may run out of water before 2050.

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The City of London England 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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West London England includes expensive residential areas where properties can sell for tens of millions of pounds.

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East End is the area closest to the original Port of London England, known for its high immigrant population, as well as for being one of the poorest areas in London England.

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London England's buildings are too diverse to be characterised by any particular architectural style, partly because of their varying ages.

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Monument in the City of London England provides views of the surrounding area while commemorating the Great Fire of London England, which originated nearby.

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London England has 38 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, two national nature reserves and 76 local nature reserves.

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

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London England has traditionally been Christian, and has a large number of churches, particularly in the City of London England.

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London England is home to 44 Hindu temples, including the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir London England.

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Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London England is affiliated to London England's historic Sephardic Jewish community.

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Multicultural London England English is a multiethnolect becoming increasingly common in multicultural areas amongst young, working-class people from diverse backgrounds.

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

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London England is the world's most expensive office market according to world property journal report.

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London England is one of the pre-eminent financial centres of the world as the most important location for international finance.

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

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Also, London England's market-centred system grew more dominant in the 18th century.

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

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London England is a major retail centre and in 2010 had the highest non-food retail sales of any city in the world, with a total spend of around £64.

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London England is a major international air transport hub with the busiest city airspace in the world.

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South London England, particularly, has a high concentration of railways as it has fewer Underground lines.

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

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King's Cross station and Euston station, which are both in London England, are the starting points of the East Coast Main Line and the West Coast Main Line – the two main railway lines in Britain.

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London England has one of the largest wheelchair-accessible networks in the world and from the third quarter of 2007, became more accessible to hearing and visually impaired passengers as audio-visual announcements were introduced.

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

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Similar to the London England Cycle Hire Scheme bike hire scheme, the cable car was sponsored in a 10-year deal by the airline Emirates.

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London England has river boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers, which offer both commuter and tourist boat services.

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London England is notorious for its traffic congestion; in 2009, the average speed of a car in the rush hour was recorded at 10.

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London England is a major global centre of higher education teaching and research and has the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe.

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Important scientific learned societies based in London England include the Royal Society—the UK's national academy of sciences and the oldest national scientific institution in the world—founded in 1660, and the Royal Institution, founded in 1799; the basement of the latter is where Michael Faraday first demonstrated electric motion in 1821.

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The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Opera, and English National Opera are based in London England and perform at the Royal Opera House, the London England Coliseum, Sadler's Wells Theatre, and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as touring the country.

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London England is home to designers Vivienne Westwood, Galliano, Stella McCartney, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo, among others; its renowned art and fashion schools make it one of the four international centres of fashion.

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London England offers a great variety of cuisine as a result of its ethnically diverse population.

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Chinese takeaways are located throughout London England, as are Indian restaurants which provide Indian and Anglo-Indian cuisine.

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Around 1860, the first fish and chips shop in London England was opened by Joseph Malin, a Jewish immigrant, in Bow.

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London England has five 3-Michelin star restaurants, including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea.

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Many hotels in London England provide a traditional afternoon tea service, such as the Oscar Wilde Lounge at the Hotel Cafe Royal in Piccadilly, and a themed tea service is available, for example an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea served at the Egerton House Hotel, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed afternoon tea at One Aldwych in Covent Garden.

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Literary centres of London England have traditionally been hilly Hampstead and Bloomsbury.

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London England has played a significant role in the film industry.

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Major studios within or bordering London England include Pinewood, Elstree, Ealing, Shepperton, Twickenham, and Leavesden, with the James Bond and Harry Potter series among many notable films produced here.

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London England has been the setting for films including Oliver Twist, Scrooge, Peter Pan, The 101 Dalmatians, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Blowup, A Clockwork Orange, The Long Good Friday, The Great Mouse Detective, Notting Hill, Love Actually, V for Vendetta, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and The King's Speech .

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London England is a major centre for television production, with studios including Television Centre, ITV Studios, Sky Campus and Fountain Studios; the latter hosted the original talent shows, Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent, before each format was exported around the world.

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Many television shows have been set in London England, including the popular television soap opera EastEnders, broadcast by the BBC since 1985.

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London England is home to many museums, galleries, and other institutions, many of which are free of admission charges and are major tourist attractions as well as playing a research role.

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London England 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, and countless bands, musicians and industry professionals.

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London England has numerous venues for rock and pop concerts, including the world's busiest indoor venue, 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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The largest parks in the central area of London England 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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In 2017, London England hosted the World Championships in Athletics for the first time.

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Four London England-based teams are in the Women's Super League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham United.

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