London Quick Facts & Figures

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The world famous city of London attracts visitors from around the world each year; perhaps the most famous city on earth, London is the largest city in the UK and accounts for approx 13% of the UK population. London is a leading global city known for its arts, culture, tourism, commerce and is one of the world’s leading financial centres. London is a large, diverse city with locals known as Londoners and a dynamic population of people who work, study and visit London each year. The capital city is home of the UK government with the Palace of Westminster and includes an official residence of the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The size and diversity of the city means it has something for all visitors.

London Quick Facts

Population: 7.8 Million

Region: South East England

Area total: 1,570 sq km

Languages: English

Demonym: Londoner

Dialling Code: 020 (with 020 7xxx for inner London & 020 8xxx for outer London)

Airports: London City, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted.

Football Clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Local Food: traditional Pie and mash, jellied eels & a wide choice of world foods.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford, Reading.

Famous Attractions: Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Big Ben, Hyde Park, Regents Park, St Paul’s Cathedral, Madame Tussauds and Trafalgar Square.

World Heritage Sites: Maritime Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Tower of London, site of Westminster Abbey, Westminster Palace and St Margaret’s Church.

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