Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union.
Heathrow Airport is in the west of London, one of the world's busiest airports; the busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, the largest airport in the United Kingdom and home of the national carrier, British Airways.
Westminster is a district of central London. Westminster is a city in its own right, the twin to the ancient City of London further east and historically they jointly formed the focus of what is today regarded as London.
Bloomsbury is a district of central London. This is a vibrant historic district made most famous by a group of turn-of-the-century writers that included Virgina Woolf and EM Forster, economist John Maynard Keynes and the artist Roger Fry.
Covent Garden is a district of central London. This is one of the main shopping and entertainment districts of the English capital and is hugely popular with visitors, who swarm to its shops, bars and restaurants, especially at weekends.
Wandsworth is a district of southwest London. Wandsworth consists largely of modest housing built as suburban retreats in the 19th century, interspersed with a patchwork of green "commons", a relic of the borough's history as small villages.
Notting Hill-North Kensington is a district in west London. This destination covers the northern part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, from Kensington High Street in the south to the Grand Union Canal and Wormwood Scrubs in the north.
Hackney is a district of London. Hackney staged some of the events during the 2012 London Summer Olympics such as hockey in the Lea Valley Arena as well as hosting the world's media with many of the big events happening in the nearby Olympic Stadium and VeloPark.