69 Facts About London England

1. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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2. London England markets are one of the distinctive features for which this city has lo.

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3. London England is currently the largest metropolitan area in the entire European Union.

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4. The Great Fire of London England was the last of a series of disasters that beset the city.

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5. Around this time London England began to flourish as a center for commerce and trade.

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6. London England lost one third of its population as a result of the Plague.

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7. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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8. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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9. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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10. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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11. Imperial College London England is one of the world's leading universities.

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12. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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13. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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14. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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15. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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16. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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17. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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18. London England is said to be the most attractive destination for European technology investment, securing almost double that of its closest rival Berlin.

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19. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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20. London England is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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

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22. London England does not have an official designated national anthem, as the United Kingdom as a whole has God Save the Queen.

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23. London England has a rich heritage in Grand Prix motorcycle racing, the premier championship of motorcycle road racing, and produced several World Champions across all the various class of motorcycle: Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Phil Read, Geoff Duke, and Barry Sheene.

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24. London England has produced grand slam winners: Cyril Walker, Tony Jacklin, Nick Faldo, and Justin Rose in the men's and Laura Davies, Alison Nicholas, and Karen Stupples in the women's.

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25. London England was one of the host nations of the competition in the 1991 Rugby World Cup and hosted the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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26. London England competes in the Commonwealth Games, held every four years.

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27. The most prominent opera house in London England is the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.

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28. London England contains one indigenous national minority, the Cornish people, recognised by the UK government under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in 2014.

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29. The red double-decker buses in London England have become a symbol of England.

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30. Bank of London England, founded in 1694 by Scottish banker William Paterson, is the United Kingdom's central bank.

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31. London England is closer to the European continent than any other part of mainland Britain.

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32. Greater London England has a different system for local government, with 32 London boroughs, plus the City of London covering a small area at the core governed by the City of London Corporation.

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33. London England became the largest and most populous metropolitan area in the world during the Victorian era, and trade within the British Empire—as well as the standing of the British military and navy—was prestigious.

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34. London England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south.

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35. London England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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36. London England is the only major European capital without a 24-hour emergency helipad.

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37. Central London England will be very busy in and around the viewing areas, with queuing and bag searching too.

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38. London England celebrates with a massive fireworks display, from the base of the London Eye.

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39. London England has welcomed 2019 with a dazzling firework display and the chimes of Big Ben.

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40. Tower Bridge London England is a historical and fascinating English icon and is one of the most famous bridges in the world.

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41. London England is full of pubs associated with artists, writers, and poets.

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42. London England used to be the largest and most influential city in the world.

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43. In 2012 London England became the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

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

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

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46. 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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47. London England 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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48. 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, as well as countless bands, musicians and industry professionals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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61. Greater London England is split for some purposes into Inner London and Outer London.

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

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63. In 2008, London England 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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64. On 6 July 2005 London England was awarded the 2012 Summer Olympics, making London the first city to stage the Olympic Games three times.

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

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

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

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

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69. The capital of London England was moved to London from Winchester as the Palace of Westminster developed in the 12th and 13th centuries to become the permanent location of the royal court, and thus the political capital of the nation.

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