Claim to Fame:
Home of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The Queen, The Crown Jewels, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, The British Museum and more British Icons. A world center of theatre, art, music, literature and culture.
- 7.5 million people
- 12.5 per cent of UK population
- 11,560 people per square mile (23,410 in inner London)
On the Thames River at the head of the Thames Estuary in southeast England, about 60 miles from the English Channel.
London weather is temperate but very changeable. In winter, the temperature rarely falls below freezing, but frequent rain and early sunsets can make it feel colder. Snow is rare. June, July and August are the warmest and driest months but the temperature rarely rises into the 80s. Brief showers are frequent.
Principal Train Stations:
London is the hub of the British Rail network and has many stations. Find out where trains go from these principal stations:
London is very well served by public transportation. Buy an Oyster Card to save money.
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Best Fish and Chip Shop:
Nautilus Fish, 27-29 Fortune Green Road, Hampstead NW6 1DU. Telephone: +44 (0)207 435 2532.