Sunday, 10 March 2013

Travel Information about London-Some interesting facts about London

There are a number of interesting and helpful facts about London, which may be of use to our esteemed audience. Whether you are a prospective visitor to London, a potential student, an investor or an immigrant, this information may be quite enlightening. The quick important facts about London are as follows:

·         London is the largest and most populated city in Britain and Europe
·         London occupies a territory equivalent to 620 square miles
·         Based on the 2011 Census, London has a population of 8,173,941 inhabitants
·         London is home to about 12.5% of the overall British population
·         London has the highest population density in Britain
·         London is the seat of the Central government and Parliament of Britain
·         The official royal residence of the British monarchy is in London (Buckingham Palace)
·         London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway known as the Tube
·         London is home to some 300 theatres, 500 cinema screens and 12,000 restaurants
·         London's GDP is significantly larger than that of several European countries; including 
      Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland
·         London's One Hyde Park houses the most expensive apartment in the UK at £135.4m - which also makes it the world’s fourth most expensive home, with its own SAS guard, bullet-proof glass, panic rooms and a secret tunnel to a nearby hotel  
·         The Shard at London Bridge, topping-out at 310m, is the tallest residential building in the EU
·         London is home to 43 universities - the largest concentration of higher education in Europe
·         The hottest recorded temperature in London was in August 2003 at Kew Gardens, at 38.1   
      degrees Celsius
·         London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, 
      Westminster Palace, Kew's Royal Botanical Gardens
·         For a few centuries, the Thames was an open cesspool and was famously declared 'biologically 
      dead' in 1957. These days, it is transformed due to better infrastructure and conservation; and 
      it’s now teeming with life
·         3.5 million passenger journeys are made every day on London's 'Tube' and there were more 
      than 1 billion total journeys in 2010.
·         The City of London is the oldest local authority in England and has governed the 'square mile' 
      for about 700 years.
·         London is the greenest city of its size in the world. Green space covers almost 40 per cent of 
      Greater London - some 173 square km.
·         The average monthly rent in private accommodation in London is £1202 - a 12 per cent 
       increase over one year.
·         32.4 per cent of household waste is recycled or reused in London - this represents a 10 per 
       cent increase over 5 years
·         London has the largest emergency ambulance service in the world, with 5,000 staff across 70 
      stations that respond to 2,800 incidents every day
·         More billionaires live in London than any other city in the world
·         London is Europe's largest city and the sixth richest in the world
·         2012 is the third time London has hosted the Olympics (previous occasions being 1908 & 
      1948) - more times than any other city in the World.
·         There were 14,350 film “shooting days” in London in 2007, making it the third most filmed 
      city in the world

Are you considering visiting London and the U.K.? Then contact the London official visitor agency-Visit London and Partners at: 08701 566 366     

You can also contact the City of London Information Centre: Opposite St Paul's Cathedral:
City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ
Telephone: 020 7606 3030

They can offer you credible, pursuable and realistic information and advice on the following fronts: Cheap flights to London, hotels in London, cheap hotels in London, boutique hotels in London, bed and breakfast in London, guest houses in London, holiday apartments in London, timeshare accommodation in London, youth hostels in London, transportation in London, bus tours in London, river tours in London, coach tours of the U.K., entertainment in London, tourist attractions in London etc.

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