Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of Great Britain is the world’s most visited city and the most populous city of all of the UK. As the largest city in the European Union, London is a world cultural capital, leading in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, tourism and more. London has been a major settlement for two millennia with the largest city airport system and over 300 spoken languages. The city still retains its original 2.9 km² medieval boundaries and has the oldest underground railway network in the world. London is home to numerous museums, galleries and libraries and contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens, including the Palace of Westminister and Westminister Abbey; St. Margaret’s Church; and Greenwich, which defines the prime meridian of 0°. London is a historically elegant city full of history, landmarks, monuments, telephone booths and double-decker buses.


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