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english essay the london


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london is the capital of england and the united kingdom the largest metropolitan area in the united kingdom and the largest urban zone in the european union by most measures london has been a major settlement for two millennia its history going back to its founding by the romans who called it londinium london s ancient core the city of london largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries since at least the 17th century the name london has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core the bulk of this conurbation forms the london region and the greater london administrative area governed by the elected mayor of london and the london assembly.


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london is a leading global city with strengths in the arts commerce education entertainment fashion finance healthcare media professional services research and development tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.it is the world s largest financial centre alongside new york has the largest city gdp in europe and is home to the headquarters of more than 100 of europe s 500 largest companies.it has the most international visitors of any city in the world london heathrow is theworld s airport by number of international passengers.london s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in europe.in 2012 london will become the first city to host the summer olympic games three times.


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london has a diverse range of peoples cultures and religions and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.in july 2007 it had an official population of 7,556,900 within the boundaries of greater london,making it the most populous municipality in the european union.the greater london urban area is the second largest in the eu with a population of 8,278,251,while london s metropolitan area is the largest in the eu with an estimated total population of between 12 million and 14 million.


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london contains four world heritage sites the tower of london kew gardens the site comprising the palace of westminster westminster abbey and st margaret s church and the historic settlement of greenwich in which the royal observatory marks the greenwich meridian 0° longitude and gmt other famous landmarks include buckingham palace the london eye piccadilly circus 30 st mary axe the gherkin st paul s cathedral tower bridge and trafalgar square london is home to numerous museums galleries libraries sporting events and other cultural institutions including the british museum national gallery british library wimbledon and 40 theatres london s chinatown is the largest in europe the london underground network is the oldest underground railway network in the worldand the most extensive after the shanghai metro.


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london eye the merlin entertainments the london eye better known only as a london eye eye of london or even as the millennium eye millennium wheel is a ferris wheel built in 1999 and opened to the public in march 2000 it was the highest in the world until the construction ofthe star of nanchang opened in may 2006 and then the singapore flyer 30 meters higher than the london eye the london eye has become the most popular paid attraction in the uk with 3.5 million visitors a year the london eye rises to 135 meters at the western end of jubilee gardens on the south bank of the thames between westminster bridge and hungerford bridge.


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london bridge london bridge is a bridge on the river thames in london connecting the city of london to the london suburb of southwark it is located between cannon street railway bridge and tower bridge also forms the western boundary of the pool of london london basin the london bridge the original now called old london bridge was one of the most famous bridges in the world he was the only bridge over the river thames downstream of kingston until the opening of putney bridge in 1729.


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london tube the london underground also known as the tube or the underground is a rapid transit system serving a large part of greater london and some parts of buckinghamshire essex and hertfords hire in england the london underground is the oldest underground railway in the world with the first section being opened in 1863 on which is now the circle hammersmith city and metropolitan lines in 1890 it became the first to operate electric trains the whole network is commonly referred to by londoners and in official publicity as the tube,although the term originally applied only to the deep-level bored lines along which run slightly lower narrower trains on standard-gauge track to distinguish them from the subsurface cut and cover lines that were built first.


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