London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. London is the most populous city in the European Union with a population of 7.5 million and a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. Its population is very cosmopolitan, drawing from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions speaking over 300 different languages. People born in London or who wish to associate themselves with London refer to themselves as Londoners.
London is a major tourist destination, with iconic landmarks including the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St.Paul's Cathedral among its many attractions. We visited all of those places on our trip.
London has 3,800 pubs, 233 nightclubs and 6,128 licensed restaurants that include menus from more than 50 major country cuisines. The city has over 40,000 shops and 80 individual markets. There are almost 21,000 licensed taxis in London named "Black Cabs."
|Prince Albert Memorial, Hyde Park|