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London Facts

London can be referred to as a major metropolis, a global city, a financial leader and a city with a rich and long heritage and history. London is an important city which influences global economy and it is also a favored tourist destination for millions of travelers from across the world coming to this enchanting city every year

London can charm you with its spellbinding attractions as varied as the Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge and London Eye, the numerous catacombs of the creepy London Dungeon or the wax images of stars in the Madame Tussauds Museum.
Facts About London
Currency
British Pound (GBP)
Population
7.6 million in mid-2008
Population Density
4,800 people per sq. km.
Sex Ratio
Ratio of Men / Women is 1.02:1
GDP per capita (2004)
44,401
Average Rainfall
85.74%
Sex Ratio
964 females per 1000 males
Per Capita Income (1998-99)
Rs. 28,305
Average Rainfall
29 inches per year)
Temperature
Summers are warm with a July high of 22.8 C (73.0 F) and low of 14.0 C (57.2 F).

The highest recorded temperature was 38 C (100 F) on 10 August 2003.

Winters in London are chilly, but rarely below freezing with daytime highs around 5 C (41 F) 8 C (46 F). The lowest ever recorded temperature was -21.1 C (-6 F) in January 1795.
Climate
Temperate marine climate
Language
English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic
Religion
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jewish, Buddhism, Pagans/Wicans
Important Festivals
Guy Fawkes Night, New Year's Day Parade, Regent Streets Festival and City of London Festival.
Major Tourist Attractions
British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, London Eye, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, The Tower of London, Tate Britain, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Dickens House, Madame Tussauds Exhibition Centre and Vinopolis, City of Wine
Best Time to Visit
June through to September


Accessibility


The transport system in London is user-friendly. In London one can use the London Underground (commonly known as the tube); London Buses; River Services; Docklands Light Railway; Croydon Tramlink and National Rail to travel seamlessly from one part of London to another and from London to other parts of England.


Tower of London Facts


Tower of London is the common name for Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. It is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London and attracts thousands of tourists every year. The Crown Jewels of the British monarchs, including jewels, plate, and symbols of royalty such as the crown, sceptre, and sword are stored in the Tower of London and can be viewed by visiting tourists. Know More

London Bridge Facts


London Bridge over the River Thames connects the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The name London Bridge is often mistaken used while referring to Tower Bridge which is the next bridge downstream. Know More

London Eye Facts


London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. A giant Ferris wheel standing 135 meters (443 ft) tall on the banks of the River Thames in Central London, it attracts more than 3.5 million people annually.Know More



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