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.
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South Kensington-Chelsea is a district of central London. It is one most densely populate places in London and most affluent areas in the world.
The East End is a district of central London, stretching out from the edge of The City to the River Lea.
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.
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.
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.
London/Southwark-Lewisham are two boroughs of inner south London. Southwark was one of the earliest extensions of settlement …
Holborn-Clerkenwell is a district in central London. Holborn and Clerkenwell is in many ways a buffer zone between London's West End and the City of London financial district.
Mayfair and Marylebone are districts of central London. Mayfair and Marylebone together cover a large area of western central …
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.
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.
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.
The area around Leicester Square, often called West End, is the entertainment heart of London.
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.
Hammersmith and Fullham is a borough in west London, and boasts 3 Premiership football teams within its boundaries.
Islington is a district of north London covering much of the London Borough of Islington.
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.
Greenwich is the famous, maritime district of south London. Greenwich is a district of great historic importance and Maritime Greenwich is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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 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.
Paddington-Maida Vale is a district of northwest central London, located around the vast Paddington Station of Paddington Bear fame.
Hornchurch is an outer district of East London, England. It is located about fifteen miles from the centre of the city, in the London Borough of Havering.
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 is London's third airport, located approximately 30 miles north-east of the city in the county of Essex.