London, being the capital and the largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It is one of the world’s important global cities. It employs a considerable impact upon arts , commerce , education, entertainment, fashion, finance, media , healthcare , research and development, professional services, transportation and tourism .It is one of the largest financial centres in the world in 2019, London also had the second highest number of ultra-net worth individuals in Europe, after Paris. And in 2020, London had the second highest number of billionaires of any city in Europe, after Moscow. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and London is home to highly ranked institutions such as Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, the London School of Economics in social sciences, and the comprehensive University College London. In 2012, London was the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.
It is a 21st-century city with its history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stands the imposing Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
London has four World Heritage sites : The Tower of London, The Westminster Abbey, St Margaret's Church; and The Royal Observatory, Greenwich which defines the Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) . Some other landmarks would include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the Shard and Tower Bridge. London also has numerous museums, libraries, galleries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, Natural History Museum , National Gallery , British Library, West End theatres and Tate Modern. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. . The city is also famous for English breakfast, Fish and Chips, Pies, Roast duck, Afternoon Tea, Gin &Tonic and a lot more.
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