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London is a leading global city, being the largest financial centre alongside New York. UK’s capital is one of the most populous cities in the EU estimated between 12 – 14 million in the city alone. London’s global position influences politics, finance, education, entertainment, media, fashion, arts and culture. The city is a constant tourist attraction that has 2,000 years of changing history. This unique ability to re-invent itself while retaining its eternal character is what makes the UK capital such an intriguing place to go on an event.

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Home to the English monarchy, London’s famous Kings and Queens have never failed to keep the world’s interest and eyes centred on the UK for which dozens of landmark sites throughout the city are known for. For instance, one can hardly leave London without seeing the masterfully built Westminster Abbey where so many of those famous personalities were crowned rulers and now share the same resting place. Trafalgar Square, another popular spot for tourists to enjoy the statue of Eros in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. Other notable sites, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, Hampton Court, Tower of London, Lloyds building, Guildhall, St. Paul’s, The River Thames, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and so many more.

The past never leaves London – it informs and enlivens the present. Traditional architecture and awe-inspiring landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament face innovative building design and 21st-century attractions, such as The Merlin Entertainments London Eye.

The city is a vibrant and multicultural destination. There are more than 40,000 shops, including Europe’s largest retail complex Westfield London, 49 Michelin-starred restaurants, more than 6,000 restaurants, bars and cafés offering cuisines from around 70 major countries, 300 museums and galleries, 150 theatres, 147 parks, and more than 10,000 bars and clubs.

For more information about London please visit http://www.visitlondon.com/.