Whether you live and work in the capital or you’re planning a city break, London is home to a rich history and fantastic attractions.
The city of London was founded by the Romans and was called Londinium. Their rule extended from 43 AD to the fifth century AD, when the Empire fell. In 1665, the city was still held inside the ancient walls although large-scale urban planning had already started. The population’s poor living conditions were responsible for the Great Plague, killing 70,000 people, and the following year, a huge fire burnt down most of the city. The reconstruction of London, based on the area we now call "The City", took over 10 years to finish. From 1750, the population increased from 700,000 to over 4,500,000 in 1901 (6,600,000 if we include the suburban areas). At the end of the nineteenth century, London had become a major international trade and finance capital. Despite having one of the highest population density in the world the city is constantly developing and improving. The Shard skyscraper was finished in 2009. The city hosted the Olympics in 2012 which meant the whole of Stratford was redeveloped to provide the venues and any visitor to the City of London will see new skyscrapers popping up on almost every single visit.
London has some of the world’s top sights to see. Visitors can see such amazing attractions such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. There also large green spaces such as Hyde Park and Regents Park for those who need a calm break from the fast paced city. The West End is London’s most vibrant area on an evening. There are 39 theatres in the area around Leicester Square and Covent Garden so visitors can see a wide variety of different plays as well as eating and drinking at some of London’d most popular restaurants and bars. London also has the UK’s leading museums ranging from Natural History Museum and the National Gallery to the London Transport Museum and Tate Britain.
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