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| 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
British Pound (GBP)
7.6 million in mid-2008
4,800 people per sq. km.
Ratio of Men / Women is 1.02:1
GDP per capita (2004)
964 females per 1000 males
Per Capita Income (1998-99)
29 inches per year)
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.
Temperate marine climate
English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jewish, Buddhism, Pagans/Wicans
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
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 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 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 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