London

About London

London, city, capital of the UK. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities -its history spanning nearly two millennia- and one of the most cosmopolitan.
By far Britain's largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center.  London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core and financial center -an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km) and colloquially known as the Square Mile- retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The adjacent city of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty-one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.
The evacuation and bombing during World War II were a turning point in London’s history because they brought the long era of expansive suburbanization to a sudden end. After the war, the government decided that the metropolis had grown too much for its own economic and social good and that its growth was a strategic risk. A Green Belt was imposed, and subsequent growth was diverted beyond it. Finally, London’s administrative boundaries were redrawn to incorporate almost the entire physical metropolis, resulting in present-day Greater London.

Study in London

-London has one of the highest concentrations of elite universities, with about 40 institutions packed into the capital city.          
-The strong network of university facilities, the broad career opportunities, the thriving social life, and the melting pot of cultures.
-A wide choice in selecting your field of study and institution.
-Shorter duration of courses in the UK helps reduce tuition and accommodation costs.
-The English language support to help you develop excellent language skills, which has crucial importance in the global digital arena and increases one's chances of employment
-Promoting close student-teacher interaction with a provision of combining different subjects into a single course.

Advantages of the London

-Excellent public transport system. The combination of London Underground trains (known locally as "the tube") and the buses will get you anywhere for a reasonable price. If you don't mind paying more, you can get a cab.
-Lots of culture, whether it's museums, art galleries, theaters, and much of it is free.
-Lots of companies are London-based so there are plenty of job opportunities, if you have the qualifications.
-The music scene is pretty awesome too, whether you like to see big acts on world tours, or more alternative or breaking bands in intimate surroundings.
-Travel to other parts of the UK is pretty straightforward too. If you don't want to drive there are multiple train stations. There are three major airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted) in the London area too.
-As well as being cosmopolitan and welcoming, overall London is also generally a friendly and polite city.
-London has lots of big leafy parks to stroll through, if you tire of the concrete and brick. Hyde Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park and Richmond Park are all easy to get to by tube.
-Living in London means being able to access the UK's free health system. London has the largest emergency ambulance system in the world, which should reassure you.
-Lots of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, and nightclubs to enjoy, if you are feeling social.
-London is relatively safe, with plenty of CCTV cameras and a professional police force.
-London is a great place to start a business, ranking repeatedly as one of the top ten cities. Tax and legalities are generally favorable and there is plenty of scope for finding the right area.
-Historical landmarks are everywhere. It's difficult to go anywhere in central London without passing multiple historical and famous buildings.
-Despite being expensive generally, there are some great markets where you can buy affordable fruit, vegetables, clothes, and other things. Notable markets include Camden, Portobello Road and Borough Market.
-London is home for Britain's royal family.
-If you are an English speaker, then you will have very few problems communicating with the locals

Disadvantages of the London

-The city is very expensive, particularly if you want to buy a house, or rent somewhere to live.   
-The closer you are to the center, the more expensive it gets.
-Traveling at peak times really is a drag. The trains and buses can be overcrowded. It can also be expensive traveling at rush hour.
-The infamous British weather can get you down after a while. A day or two of damp, dark weather is bearable but when it goes on for two weeks, you can begin to feel depressed.
-Driving in central London is hard work and should be avoided. It's also expensive since congestion charges were introduced.
 

Interesting

-The Beatles performed their final concert on the roof of Apple Corps at 3 Saville Row in the West End of the city. The venue is now an Abercrombie & Fitch store.
-It is the first city to host the Olympics three times (1908, 1948 and 2012).
-London is the world's most visited city. In 2014, it attracted 16 million international visitors.
-The river Thames flows through London.
-"Big Ben" is not actually the name of the famous clock tower, but the bell inside it.
-London Bridge is often confused with Tower Bridge. London Bridge has no towers, but Tower Bridge does.
-In the 14th century, a third of London's population were killed by the Black Death.

Climate of the London

Modern London has the equable climate of South East England, with mild winters and temperate summers. The average daytime air temperature is 52 °F (11 °C), with 42 °F (5.5 °C) in January and 65 °F (18 °C) in July.

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