LONDON is a UNESCO world heritage site, for its historical buildings: Tower of London, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret Church, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.
London is the most visited city in the world. Capital of Great Britain, London is a city of superlatives. It has the largest urban area in Europe, the highest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe, the busiest central urban air traffic in the world, the oldest metro in the world and the second longest metro network in the world (after Shanghai). Alongside New York, it is the world’s largest financial centre.
Between 1831 and 1925, London was the largest city in the world.
Countless museums, monuments, buildings, palaces, bridges and parks confer the town a special charm and elegance. The Tower of London, London Bridge, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul Cathedral, the London Eye, the British Library, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park, the Thames – these are all symbols of this great town, known all over the world.
(see Tower of London and Westminster Abbey)