London is the capital of the United
Kingdom and the constituent country of England, plus is
the largest city in the European Union. London's history
goes back to its founding by the Romans. Since its
London is the world's foremost global city and the
largest financial centre alongside New York City and
Tokyo and one of the most important cultural centres.
London's influence in politics, education,
entertainment, media, fashion and the arts contributes
to its preeminent position. Central London is the
headquarters of more than half of the UK's top 100
listed companies and more than 100 of Europe's 500
largest companies. The city is a major tourist
destination for both domestic and overseas visitors.
London currently has a wide range of peoples, cultures,
and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken
within the city.It had an official population of
7,556,900 within the boundaries of Greater London making
it the most populous municipality in the European Union.
Since 2001 The public transport network,
administered by Transport for London, is the most
extensive in the world Heathrow Airport is the busiest
airport in the world by international passenger traffic
and the air space is the busiest of any city in the