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London - One of the Greatest Cities in the World


by Ellanel Gohou

London is a metropolitan city.

It is popular for a number of reasons.

It is the capital of England.

As England is a major power in the West, London assumes importance.

It is also a major tourist center.

Most of the tourists congregate in central London. West End is in Central London. In West End you will find a number of theaters, shopping malls, watering holes and dining places etc.

The Westminster Abbey is close from here.

cathedral london westminster abbey

It abounds in Royal Palaces, the Royal Borough and the famous Hyde Park where different cultural events unfold and political parties meet. The Globe Theatre is another important place.

The Piccadilly Circus ranks among the busiest places in the world. There is no circus going on, but there is quite a bit of history to know. There is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (although it is also known as Angel of Christian Charity). As a roundabout, or circle, it used to be called a circus. Originally called Piccadilly Hall, it belonged to a tailor whose specialty was a type of collar called a piccadill.

piccadilly circus things to do

The London Tower Bridge is a famous attraction in London trip. It has two leaves or bascules. The bascules rise by 80 degrees to let river traffic to pass through.

East End is another popular suburb. East End houses immigrants from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean Islands and other European countries.

The population in East End is mostly working class. All these diverse cultures make London truly metropolitan.

There are five airports in London.

Of these Heathrow is the main international airport. It is one of the busiest airports in the world. Traveling from London to Paris has become easy after the opening of the Channel-Tunnel for traffic.

The double-decker is the trade mark of London and it lends charm to the downtown London. London has one of the busiest suburban, underground train network known as the 'Tube'. It also qualifies as the finest underground train network

As far as football is concerned, this country of soccer lovers has eleven professional football clubs in London city.  Wembley stadium has played host to a number of international soccer tournaments. The Wembley stadium has a capacity of 90,000 seats.

wembley stadium seating capacity

The ground at Lords is regarded as the Mecca of Cricket. Wimbledon is a famous tennis tournament and it is hosted by All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Clubs.

It is one of the most popular tennis events in the world. Marks and Spencer's is one of the most famous retail shops and its head quarters are located in London. Saville-Row is the most famous street in the world where they stitch suits.

It is in London. It is from Fleet Street that most of the broadsheets operate from. It is the capital of journalism in the UK. Among the most famous performers, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are housed in city of London.

There are about 30 theatres in London and most of them are situated in the West End area.

Popular theaters include the National Theatre and the Globe Theatre.

The Royal Shakespeare Company gives its performances in London regularly.

Among the museums, the British Museum has antiques.

Then the Victoria and Albert Museum are there.

Madame Tussaud's is very popular for its wax models of world famous celebrities.

Christie's is a world famous auction house located in the city of London.

The National Theatre and the Globe Theatre are very famous.

The Royal Shakespeare Company performs regularly in London.

The British Museum is famous for the antiques. The Victorian and Albert Museums are very famous with tourists. museum things to do in london, british royal museum inside

Madame Tussaud's is a very famous museum that has wax models of celebrities from all over the world.  Christie's is a famous auction house. As a city London trip is a wonderful experience.

No wonder, it continues to attract tourists and settlers from all over the world.

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