London, In A Nutshell
England and the United Kingdom nestles London, the largest metropolitan in the area and the nation's capital. London has a very rich history. It was founded by the Romans and called it Londinium and for two thousand years, it has not failed in being an ideal settlement for people. Since the seventeenth century, London has been used to refer not only to London's core, the City of London, but also to its neighboring developing metropolitan districts. The London region, and the greater London administrative area politically, is governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
London is one the leading urban communities in the world alongside New York and Tokyo. London is a worldwide leader in arts, good player in commerce, a center for internationally acclaimed education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism (ecological, historical, medical) and transport.
London is a proud location of four world heritage sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and GMT).
London's climate is characterized by a temperate marine climate. Being blessed with such climate, the city rarely experiences extremely high or low temperatures, like most British Isles. In summer, the temperature in London ranges from 25 °C to above 30 °C. In London undergrounds, the temperature can reach as high as above 40 °C. It rarely experiences serious heat waves. In winter, the temperature range usually varies from 6 °C – 8 °C.
As mentioned earlier, London hosts four world heritage sites, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Tourism is one of London's primary sources of revenue amounting to 15 billion pounds annually and employs approximately 350,000 workers. The most visited tourist destinations in London are:
- British Museum
- National Gallery
- Tate Modern
- Natural History Museum
- London Eye
- Science Museum
- Tower of London
- National Maritime Museum
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Madame Tussauds
London has the busiest air traffic in the world. London Heathrow Airport, in Hillingdon, West London, is the busiest airport in the world for international traffic, and is the major hub of the nation's flag carrier, British Airways. London is the landing destination of some of the busiest air carriers in the world.
Buses and trams in London runs 24 hours a day. Within a day, 8,000 buses operate in 700 routes and over 6 million passengers commute everyday. The red double-decker buses in London are internationally recognized and are mainstays in London's busy streets.
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