Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and energy. The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of nearly 8 million people with over 14 million for the city’s total metropolitan.
London will host the 2012 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee decided in 2005 that London will serve as the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, the Summer Olympic Games of 2012. This will make London the first city to hold the Olympic Games three times, having hosted the games previously in 1908 and 1948. The vast majority of events will be held in a regenerated area in East London.
By air – London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Luton, London City or London Gatwick. Trains, metro and bus stations are included in the mappa map.
Visit Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, The London Eye, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, The Shard, a futuristic skyscraper due to be topped-out in 2012, that already dominates the London skyline and will become the tallest building in the EU. here are plenty of museums: British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Spend a day in the parks: Hyde Park and adjoining Kensington Gardens make up a huge open space in central London and are very popular for picnics, Regent’s Park, St James’s Park, Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. There’s live music, theatres, Wimbledon and wonderful markets (Old Spitalfields, Portobello, Camden and Brick Lane).