Skyline of UKs capital, seen from Bermondsey banks of the Thames with the Tower Bridge, London, UK.
Satellite view is showing London, largest urban area in the UK, the capital of England and of theUnited Kingdom. Great Britains largest city since the 1st century is located in the south-eastern part on the island of Great Britain at Thames river.
London city is one of the worlds leading business and financial centers, it is an Alpha world city because of its worldwide influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts.
Located around London are six major international airports, it was, until recently, the largest aviation hub in the world.
Greater London has a population of about 8.6 million inhabitants, more than 13.6 million live in its urban zone (2013). Spokenlanguageis predominantly British English.
In the UKs EU referendum on 23rd June 2016, London voted 62% to remain.
Central London seen from a hot air balloon, with River Thames, the Gherkin, the fir cone building in the back (30 St Mary Axe), the Shard, a glass pyramid in Southwark, and London Bridge station, a central London railway terminus.
Image:Daniel ChapmaThe city is home to some world-famous buildings and places like theTower Bridge, thePalace of Westminster, seat of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, theBuckingham Palace, the official London residence of the British monarch since 1952,Downing Street, official residences of two of the most senior British cabinet ministers, andTrafalgar Squarewith Nelsons Column, the tourist attraction in central London.
The city is also UKs center of arts and culture represented for instance by theBritish Museum, the museum of human history and culture, theNational Gallery, the art museum on Trafalgar Square,Tate Modern, Britains national gallery of international modern art; and theBritish Library, the national library of the United Kingdom.
The annotated map below shows Londons most famous attractions.
London is inLonely Planets list of Best in Travel: Top 10 cities for 2012. The city is described as: London is going for the knock-out blow in 2012. The Olympics are riding into town and a whole swath of the capital is being transformed in the process. Londons east will be thrust into the spotlight but the rest of the capital will be rolling out the red carpet too. SeeingTower Bridgelift its bascules to let a tall ship pass beneath is all stately grace, as opposed to your first rush-hour trip on the tube, getting up close and personal with strangers of every colour, creed and nationality. Mind the gap! Whoever you cheer for, you wont be alone in this most international of cities.
In 2012 London was host to theXXX Olympiad, the Summer Olympic Games 2012 (The 2016 Summer Olympics will be inRio de JaneiroBrazil).
The Map shows a city map of London with expressways, main roads and streets.
Zoom out to see the location of all of Londons six airports.
Local Time United Kingdom:Monday-February-19 00:35Standard time zone: NoUTC/GMToffset
Daylight saving time (BST) in use from end of March until end of October, time zone offset:UTC/GMT+1 hour
London Heathrow AirportIATA code: LHR), andLondon City AirportIATA code: LCY) in Central London.
London Stansted AirportIATA code: STN) about 48 km (30 mi) northeast
London Gatwick AirportIATA code: LGW) south of London
London Luton AirportIATA code: LTN) about 57 km (35 mi) north of Central London
London Southend AirportIATA code: SEN) London Southend Airport, about 67 km (42 mi) east of London in Southend-on-Sea.
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