Travel to London England
London is the 2nd most visited city in the world.London is the capital of the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban area in the European Union by most measures. The City of London, largely retains its square-mile medieval boundaries. For at least the 19th Century the name London, the city has developed around this core means. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area controlled by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
London is a leading global city, help with strengths in art, trade, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all of its meaning. It is the world's largest financial center after New York, the largest city of the GDP in Europe and is home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies. It is the most visited city in the world.London's five international airports make its airspace of the busiest of an urban center in the world and London Heathrow is the world's busiest airport on the number of international passengers. London 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe.In 2012 in London the first city to host the Olympic Games will become three.
London has a wide spectrum of peoples, cultures and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its borders. In July 2007 it had an official population of 7.5569 million within the boundaries of Greater London and is the most populous city in the European Union. The Greater London Urban Area is the second largest in the EU, with a population of 8,278,251, while the Greater London area, the largest in the EU, with an estimated total population of 12 million and 14 million.
London has four world heritage sites: the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, the site of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church and the historic settlement of Greenwich (which operates Royal Observatory Greenwich Meridian (0 ° longitude) and GMT ). Other famous sights include Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin "), St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sports events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, British Library, Wimbledon and 40 theaters. London's Chinatown is the largest in Europe thought London Underground is the oldest underground network in the world and the most extensive on the Shanghai Metro.
Parks and Gardens in London
The largest park in the central area of London, the Royal Parks of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, his neighbors on the western edge of central London and Regent's Park on the northern edge. Regent's Park contains London Zoo, the world's oldest scientific zoo, located near the tourist attraction of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
Closer to central London are the smaller Royal Parks of Green Park and St. James's Park, Hyde Park is especially popular for sports and sometimes hosts open-air concerts. A number of large parks lie outside the inner city, including the remaining Royal Parks of Greenwich Park in south-east and Bushy Park and Richmond Park in south-west and Victoria Park, East London in the east. Primrose Hill in the north of Regent's Park is a popular place to see the city skyline.
There are a few more informal, semi-natural open space is also available, including the 320-hectare (790 acres) Hampstead Heath of North London.This contains Kenwood House, the former manor house and a popular location in the summer months where classical music concerts are held on the lake and pulls to enjoy thousands of people each weekend to the music, scenery and fireworks.
Museums and galleries in London
Many museuma and galleries and other institutions in London. Many of them are free of admission fees and most important sights as well as playing a research role. The first of these was to be built by the British Museum in Bloomsbury, in 1753. Originally with antiques, natural history and the national library, the museum is now 7 million artifacts from around the world. In 1824 the National Gallery was founded to Britain's national collection of paintings by Western house, which now takes a prominent position in Trafalgar Square. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the locale of the South Kensington was "Albertopolis" as developed by cultural and academic quarter. Three major national museums are located there: the Victoria and Albert Museum (for the Applied Arts), the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. The National Gallery of British Art is at Tate Britain, originally founded as a branch of the National Gallery in 1897. The Tate Gallery, as it was formerly called, was also a major center for modern art, and in 2000 moved the collection to Tate Modern, a new gallery in the former Bankside Power Station.