About london
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just under 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre, was founded by the Romans as Londinium and retains its medieval boundaries. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London, has for centuries hosted the national government and parliament. Since the 19th century, the name "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which since 1965 has largely comprised Greater London, which is governed by 33 local authorities and the Greater London Authority.

London

Big Ben, London
Big Ben, London
high rise building under white clouds during daytime
high rise building under white clouds during daytime
people walking on bridge near building
people walking on bridge near building
double-decker bus on the road
double-decker bus on the road
London's Eye
London's Eye
photo of red telephone booth
photo of red telephone booth
people on bridge near Queen Elizabeth tower under gray skies
people on bridge near Queen Elizabeth tower under gray skies
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
aerial photography of city
aerial photography of city
people near Big Ben in London
people near Big Ben in London
aerial view photography of the city
aerial view photography of the city
white and red train beside building at daytime
white and red train beside building at daytime
aerial photography of city buildings
aerial photography of city buildings
brown tower clock under cloudy sy
brown tower clock under cloudy sy
bridge over body of water near buildings
bridge over body of water near buildings
A view of St. Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge in London
A view of St. Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge in London
landscape photography of Big Ben under white sky
landscape photography of Big Ben under white sky