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.
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.
Hampstead is a district of north inner London. The key sights are a wealth of under-stated historical attractions, and the magnificent open spaces of Hampstead Heath.
The South Bank is the tip of a peninsula of the Thames in central London and one the city's cultural centres.
Croydon links here. For other places with the same name, see Croydon. South London is generally defined as any part of Greater London that is south of the river Thames.
City of London
The City of London, also known as The City, or The Square Mile, is the area of London that originally lay within the ancient city walls.
Lambeth is a borough of inner south-west London. Within the London Borough of Lambeth are the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, St.
Soho is a district of central London, part of the West End, famous for jazz, its gay village, sex shops and alternative lifestyles.
Camden is an inner northern district of London. Its heart lies in Camden Town, a neighbourhood known for its market and the colourful nightlife.
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 Virginia 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.
Richmond-Kew is a district in south-west London. This is perhaps the area of outer London with the most to offer visitors.
West London is the outer western district of greater London, a diverse area that ranges from the dense but tree-lined streets of Chiswick, Acton and Ealing, through to the semi-rural western suburbs that exist between Heathrow Airport and Uxbridge.
North London is the outer northern district of London. Many outer areas of North London were once part of the county of Middlesex, which no longer exists for administrative purposes.
Wimbledon is a district in south-west London. Wimbledon is a well-known and affluent suburb in the southwest of London, England
and is part of the London Borough of Merton.
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.
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.
Notting Hill-North Kensington
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.
The Games of the XXX Olympiad, the Summer Olympic Games of 2012, will be based in London, with selected events held throughout the United Kingdom
East London is the outer eastern part of London, north of the River Thames. Many outer areas of East London was once part of the county of Essex.
London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is London's third airport, located approximately 30 miles north-east of the city in the county of Essex and nearer to Cambridge than London.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill