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London. Pop. 7,512,400. Currency UK Pound. Language English Time Zone GMT + 0 hours. Airports – Heathrow LHR, Gatwick LGW, Stansted STN, Luton LTN, London City LCY. Best Time to go – a year round destination. London is the capital and largest city in England and the United Kingdom. London is one of the world's leading business, financial, and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as a major global city, with a similar status to New York City, Paris, and Tokyo. London's largest industry remains finance. Over 300,000 people are employed in financial services in London and the city has over 480 overseas banks, more than any other city in the world. The city is also home to the UK Government, which is headquartered at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Most of the key government departments are located close to Westminster, particularly near Whitehall, including the Prime Minister's city residence at number 10 Downing Street. London boasts three World Heritage Sites; these are Palace of Westminster, the Tower of London, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. There dozens of other attractions including: Buckingham Palace (the official London residence of the Queen); Trafalgar Square (home of Nelson's Column and the lions); London Eye (one of the world's largest observation wheels); Tower Bridge; St Paul's Cathedral; British Museum; National Portrait Gallery; St James Park; Hyde Park; Natural History Museum; Barbican Arts Centre; Royal Albert Hall; Royal Opera House; Sadler's Wells Theatre; The West End; Piccadilly Circus; Madame Tussauds Wax Museum; Hampstead Heath; Marble Arch; O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome); Canary Wharf; and Battersea Power Station. London is also one of the great shopping cities and many tourists will be attracted to: Oxford Street; Regent Street; Bond Street; Covent Garden; Soho; Camden Town; Chelsea; and Knightsbridge. The city is also a major sporting centre. It has hosted the Summer Olympics twice, in 1908 and 1948, and will host the Games in 2012, which will make it the first city in the world to host the Summer Olympics three times. London also has 13 football clubs – the main ones are Arsenal, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea. The city is also home to the national venues Wembley Stadium (Football), Twickenham Stadium (Rugby), and Wimbledon (Tennis).

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London Vaccination Clinic
London Vaccination Clinic provide all essential travel vaccinations to help keep you healthy and safe, no matter where in the world you are going. The expert team are also fully up to date with the latest travel warnings, allowing them to offer the best possible medical advice and vaccinations for your exact circumstances. With five clinics across London, you can book an appointment at a time best suited for you, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Best London Coach Hire
For transport services in and around London, get in touch with Best London Coach Hire today. The professional and friendly team can help you choose the best vehicle for your event, from minibuses to 70 seater coaches and other options. Whether you’re looking for transport services for sporting events, corporate functions, weddings or other events, get in touch with Best London Coach Hire today for a free quote.

London Hotel Reservations
London Hotels Reservation including - Dorchester Hotel, Ritz Hotel, Sanderson Hotel, Claridge’s Hotel, Connaught Hotel, Berkley Hotel, Halkin Hotel, Hampshire Hotel and Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

The famous Tower Bridge over the River Thames right in the heart of London close to Westminster.

Dorchester Hotel London

The Dorchester, is a 5 star hotel with 250 rooms. The Dorchester London is located in the heart of historical Mayfair in the very center of London's West End and within walking distance of a string of top-end shopping boutiques. Whether you are window hopping or out on a splurge, there's something for all in London's trendiest retail districts. Nearby attractions include Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and the National Museum. The City and Canary Wharf financial districts are just 20 to 30 minutes away.

Dorchester Hotel - Park Lane London

London - wikipedia

An important settlement for around two millennia, London is today one of the world's leading business, financial and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the major global cities. London is the most populous city within city limits in the European Union with an official population of 7.7 million (as of 2007) and has a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million people.

The Royal Collection

Shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens over more than 500 years, the Royal Collection includes paintings, drawings and watercolours, furniture, ceramics, clocks, silver, sculpture, jewellery, books, manuscripts, prints and maps, arms and armour, fans, and textiles.

Science Museum - London

London museum and library of science. Exhibitions cover all areas of science and technology. Includes online exhibits and a learning area.

The Scout Association

The Scout Association in the UK. Information about beavers, cubs, scouts, explorer and network scouts. Information for parents.

SOAS - School of Oriental and African Studies

Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world's leading centre for the study of a highly diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Tate Gallery - London

Tate is a family of four art galleries, and holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, including international modern and contemporary art.

Tower of London

Visit the Tower of London's official website to find out about this historic venue, its history, what's happening there now and how you can visit it.

Transport for London

Information on all forms of public transport in London, routes, maps, journey planner and online tickets sales. Includes guide to what to see and do.

UCL - University College London

UCL (University College London) is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with over 8,000 staff and over 25,000 students.

The University of London

The University of London was founded in 1836 and is the largest University in the United Kingdom.It consists of 19 self governing Colleges and 10 other smaller specialist research Institutes.

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

As the world's leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

Virgin London Marathon

History of the event, charity details, merchandise, past results, news articles, registration and tourism information.

ZSL london Zoo

ZSL London Zoo. Buy tickets, view visitor information, find out what’s on and meet the animals at one of the oldest and best loved zoos in England.

Banqueting House

Official Banqueting House website where you can find out everything that's happening at this beautiful palace and learn about its history

Barbican Centre - London

The Barbican Centre is one of the world's leading arts centres, founded and run by the City of London Corporation. It encompasses dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts and creative learning who work together in creating the model of tomorrow's international arts and learning centre.

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