Originally it was established as an ancient Roman settlement – Londinium.
Now London, known simply as ‘the City’, is the business and commercial heart of Great Britain.
The city’s largest industry is finance making it one of the most important financial centres worldwide.
The capital city is one of the biggest educational, cultural and touristic centres in the world.
Being home to 43 universities, it has the largest concentration of higher education on the Old Continent.
London is supposed to be the culture capital of the world with its numerous theatres and cinemas. (more than 800 in number).
Attracting more than 15.3 million visitors, tourism is an important industry for the city turning it into one the world’s most famous destinations.