London, the capital city of England is known for its iconic landmarks and history, from the clock tower ‘Big Ben’ and Westminster Abbey to the imposing Houses of Parliament. London is a 21st-century city with a historic past going back to Roman times, with a diverse and cultural present.
London is the most densely populated city and the biggest in western Europe, with the world largest financial centre and home to many big names in finance from banks and stock exchanges, to investment and insurance companies. The Bank of England, the second oldest bank in the world, is also located in London.
London has a huge transport network available, with 5 main airports, trains, Eurotunnel and the London Underground, known as the oldest underground railway in the world.
The UK City hosts many sporting events from the 2012 Olympic Games to regular sporting events at Wembley and Emirates Stadium, Twickenham Rugby Stadium and the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament every year at the Old England Tennis Club.
An increasing number of technology companies are based in London, and the East of London is well known as ‘Tech City’ and ‘Silicon Roundabout’ and has a number of high-tech companies located in areas such as Shoreditch, St Luke’s and Hackney Wick.