London is the Capital city of England, and also one of the oldest cities – the Romans called it Londinium. Although London is the largest metropolitan area in the UK and the largest urban zone in the European Union, the City itself is only one square mile in area. The rest is made up by the surrounding areas – the London region and the Greater London Administrative area.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, and many more. It is the world’s largest financial centre alongside New York, and is home to more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world.
London has a great diversity of architectural styles, and many easily recognisable landmarks.
This showcase features just eight of London’s great landmarks.