London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime

London

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT). Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. The red double-decker bus is an London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime iconic symbol of London.

The first major settlement was founded by the Romans in 43 AD. In the 16th century William Shakespeare lived in. London was suffered in the Great Plague of 1665–1666, which killed up to 100,000 people. The Great Fire of London broke out in 1666 in Pudding Lane in the city and quickly swept through the wooden buildings. In 1708 Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral was completed. London was bombed by the Germans during the Second World War bombing by the German Luftwaffe killed over 30,000 Londoners.

The city is split by the River Thames into North and South. Greater London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime London covers an area of 1,500 square kilometres, an area which had a population of over 12 million in 2012.

The West End is London's main entertainment and shopping district, attracting tourists. The average price for properties in Kensington and Chelsea is £894,000 with similar average outlay in most of central London. Harrods in Knightsbridge is the world’s famous department store. The East End is one of the poorest areas in London.

Nelson's Column is a nationally recognised monument in Trafalgar Square. Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch.

The three largest parks are Hyde Park London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime, Kensington Gardens and Regent's Park. Regent's Park contains London Zoo and is located near the tourist attraction of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

The June's Trooping the Colour, a formal military pageant performed by regiments of the Commonwealth and British armies to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday.

The Royal Albert Hall hosts concerts and musical events. The city is home to the Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded many of their hits. Here musicians and groups like Elton John, Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, The Police, The Cure, Phil Collins London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime, Bananarama, The Prodigy, Amy Winehouse and Adele had their concerts.

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