London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom.
With an estimated 8,308,369 residents in 2012, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, the largest city in the European Union and a leading global city with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport.
London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures. More than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; the Royal Observatory of Greenwich (house of the Prime Meridian); Kew Gardens; the Tower of London. Other famous landmarks include the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, including the National Gallery, British Museum, British Library, Tate Modern, and 40 West End theaters. Also, a lot of sporting events are hosted here.