Welcome to London


Welcome to London “The Global City”







London is one of the most exciting capitals in the world. It is vibrant with a great history, heritage and culture. Its buildings date back over 900 years with ceremonies and art treasures centuries old. It has architectural marvels and rich ceremonies such as the London Carnival, Changing the Guard and Trooping the Colour. Historic places include the Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, the Tower of London. the Tate and the National Gallery. Modern attractions include the virtual reality of Sega world and the Commonwealth Experience to the new Aquarium and the BBC Visitor Centre. London is a city that constantly looks to the future. There is far more to London than you know.


All the great landmarks are reachable by tube or bus. To help you make the most of London, underground maps and free central bus maps are available. A close-up view of London’s many festivities is a great way to get a feel for the city. Whether it is trooping the Colour for the Queen’s birthday, watching the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, lapping up the Oxford-Cambridge Boat race, lining the streets for the Lord Mayor’s parade, the London Marathon or entering into the Caribbean spirit of the Notting Hill Carnival, … they are all free.

London is considered to be one of the world’s most important global cities and has been termed the world’s most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, innovative, sustainable, most investment-friendly, and most popular for work city in the world. It is also the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic. London is said to be as much about innovation as tradition; it’s a place that’s impossible to finish discovering, where the promise of something new is always in the air.

Despite being a city that runs on rules and etiquette, London’s sprawling parks, street art, festivals and food markets make it the perfect place to roam free –  from renowned museums to public art, many of London’s best activities are offered without charge.


Universities in London

London’s universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe and is home of world-class institutions such as Imperial College London in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the London School of Economics in economics, finance, and business.

Queen Mary’s University London
Royal Holloway University
Royal Holloway University
University College of London
University College of London
Kings College London
Imperial College of London
City University of London
Brunel University London


London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken amongst the its estimated mid-2018 municipal population of 8,908,081, making it the most populous of any city in the European Union. This figure represents 13.4% of the UK population.  It is where old meets new, physically and culturally. London culture is as diverse as its population. Head to the East End, home of Cockney rhyming slang, Sunday markets and an ever-expanding crop of quirky bars and pubs; enjoy theatre, comedy, jazz and more in Soho, the buzzing centre of London’s gay scene; stay central for the top restaurants, or galleries and museums if you’re searching for more traditionally cultural days out in London; and venture south of the River Thames for nightlife hotspots such as Brixton and Peckham.








The following are said to be true of London:

  1. There are over 300 languages spoken in London, more than any other city in the world.
  2. Three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are in London and 857 art galleries in total.
  3. There are more than 17,000 music performances a year across London’s 300+ venues including 
  4. The O2 arena in London is the world’s most popular music venue
  5. 84% of Londoners think that the city’s cultural scene is important in ensuring a high quality of life.
  6. London has over 170 museums with 11 national museums including the British Museum
  7. Over 250 festivals take place in London every year including the largest free festival the Mayor’s Thames Festival, and Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival which attracts near one million people.
  8. London dominates the UK visual arts sector, which accounts for 30% of the global art market.
  9. London has played a major role in countless films including Harry Potter
  10. London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace and Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
  11. London presents more live comedy than any other city in the world. From hosting new talent in the backrooms of pubs to the likes of Chris Rock and Steve Coogan in major arenas.
  12. London dominates the UK visual arts sector, which accounts for 30% of the global art market.
  13. London Fashion Week generates over £100m of orders and over 32,000 hours of digital content watched in the UK from more than 100 countries.