London

Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of , and of the wider , it is also the largest city in Western .
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Popular Destinations

is a district of central London. Photo: Peter Suranyi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the main airport for London, the largest airport in the , and the second busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic. Photo: JamesZ Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

The , also known as the City, or the Square Mile, is the area of London that originally lay within the ancient city walls. Photo: jikatu, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a district of central London, at the heart of the United Kingdom's royal and political life. Photo: Pablo BM, CC BY 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Art gallery
The is an art museum in in the , in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Ferris wheel
The , or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the of the in London. Photo: Swgreed, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
is an art gallery located in London. It houses the United Kingdom's national collection of international modern and contemporary art, and forms part of the Tate group together with , and . Photo: Christine Matthews, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Several bridges named have spanned the between the and , in . Photo: Oxyman, CC BY 2.5.

Destinations

is a famous maritime district of south east London - 5.5 miles from central London. Photo: Sebjarod, Public domain.

is generally defined as any part of Greater London that is south of the river Thames. Photo: Wjh31, Public domain.

is London's second-busiest airport by passenger numbers, and serves the south-east of the . Photo: Phillip Capper, CC BY 2.0.

The is on a sharp 90° bend of the Thames in central London and one of the city's cultural centres. Photo: Bloodholds, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a district of inner London. The boundaries of the are not well defined, but for the purposes of this page it covers from the edge of to the River Lea in the East, and Shoreditch in the North. Photo: Mark Towning, CC BY 2.0.

The outer western suburbs of Greater London form a diverse area that ranges from the… Photo: brett jordan, CC BY 2.0.

is a district of north inner London. The key sights are a wealth of under-stated historical attractions, and the magnificent open spaces of Heath. Photo: Khamtran, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is London's third airport. It's to the north-east of London, halfway to Cambridge, so about 30 miles or 50 km from each city. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The London Borough of is a London borough in . Photo: Laurencefwhite, CC BY 2.5.

Hammersmith & Fulham is a borough in west London, and boasts 3 Premiership football teams within its boundaries. Photo: Chmee2, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the northern part of London, , north of the . Photo: Villy Fink Isaksen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a district in London, on the eastern fringes of the , between St Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. Photo: Hamster28, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a district and town of southwest London, England, 7.0 miles southwest of the centre of London at ; it is the main commercial centre of the London Borough of Merton. Photo: Jonotennis, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Holborn is a district in , which covers the south-eastern part of the and a part, of the Ward of Farringdon Without in the . Photo: Matthew Black, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a district in south-west London. Photo: Diliff, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notting Hill is a district of West London, England, in the . Photo: Garry Knight, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a borough of inner south-west London. Within the London Borough of are the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Palace, St. Photo: brodiepunk, CC BY 2.0.

Mayfair and Marylebone are districts of central London. Photo: Aniacra, CC BY-SA 4.0.

This article is about three neighbourhoods of central London: , St Pancras and Fitzrovia. Photo: Diliff, CC BY 2.5.

are two boroughs of inner south east London. Photo: Loz Pycock, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a district of central London, part of the West End, famous for jazz, its gay village, sex shops and alternative lifestyles. Photo: garryknight, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an inner northern district of London. Its heart lies in Town, a neighbourhood known for its market and the colourful nightlife. Photo: Colin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The area around , often called the West End, is the entertainment heart of London. Photo: Aurelien Guichard, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a district of northwest central London, around the vast Paddington Station of Paddington Bear fame. Photo: Natesh Ramasamy, CC BY 2.0.

is a popularly and informally defined part of London, capital of the . Photo: Roel Hemkes, CC BY 2.0.

is a district in , England, and part of the . Photo: DAVID HOLT, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Town is a district of , within the 4.2 miles southwest of . Photo: PAUL FARMER, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an outer district of London, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Quarter
is a district in , part of the wider . Photo: Pablo BM, CC BY 2.0.

Suburb
is an affluent area in London, , situated south-west of the . Photo: Danny Robinson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Suburb
is a district of , England, within the . Photo: David Kemp, CC BY-SA 2.0.

London

Latitude
51.5073° or 51° 30' 26.4" north
Longitude
-0.1276° or 0° 7' 39.5" west
Open Location Code
9C3XGV4C+WW
Population
8,910,000
IATA airport code
LON
United Nations Location Code
GB LON
Elevation
82 feet (25 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 107775
Geo­Names ID
2643743
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: London
  • Abkhazian: Лондан
  • Abkhazian: Лондон
  • Achinese: London
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Лондон
  • Afar: London
  • Afrikaans: Londen
  • Akan: London
  • Albanian: Londra
  • Albanian: Londër
  • Amharic: ለንደን
  • Arabic: London
  • Arabic: لندن
  • Aragonese: Londres
  • Aramaic: ܠܘܢܕܘܢ
  • Armenian: Լոնդոն
  • Armenian: Լոնտոն
  • Asturian; Bable: Londres
  • Avaric: London
  • Avaric: Лондон
  • Awadhi: लण्डन
  • Aymara: London
  • Azerbaijani: London
  • Balinese: London
  • Bambara: London
  • Bashkir: Лондон
  • Basque: London
  • Basque: Londres
  • Bavarian: London
  • Belarusian: Ландыніум
  • Belarusian: Лондан
  • Belarusian: Люндэнбург
  • Belarusian: Лёндан
  • Bengali: লন্ডন
  • Bhojpuri: लंदन
  • Bihari : लंदन
  • Bislama: London
  • Bosnian: London
  • Brahui: Landan
  • Breton: Londrez
  • Bulgarian: Лондон
  • Burmese: လန်ဒန်မြို့
  • Catalan: Londres
  • Cebuano: London
  • Central Bicolano: Londres
  • Central Dusun: London
  • Central Kurdish: لەندەن
  • Chavacano: London
  • Chechen: Лондон
  • Cherokee: ᎫᎴ ᏗᏍᎪᏂᎯᏱ
  • Cherokee: ᎶᏂᏙᏂ
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: London
  • Chinese: Lúndūn
  • Chinese: Lûn-tun
  • Chinese: 伦敦
  • Chinese: 倫敦/伦敦
  • Chinese: 倫敦
  • Church Slavic: Лондонъ
  • Chuvash: Лондон
  • Cornish: Loundres
  • Corsican: Londra
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: London
  • Croatian: London
  • Czech: Londýn
  • Danish: London
  • Dimli: Londra
  • Dutch: Londen, Engeland
  • Dutch: Londen, VK
  • Dutch: Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • Dutch: Londen
  • Eastern Mari: Лондон
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: لندن
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Lòndra
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Lunden
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): ᛚᚢᚾᛞᛖᚾᛖ
  • English: London, England
  • English: London, UK
  • English: London, United Kingdom
  • English: London U.K.
  • English: London UK
  • English: Modern Babylon
  • Erzya: Лондон ош
  • Esperanto: Londono
  • Estonian: London
  • Ewe: London
  • Extremaduran: Londri
  • Faroese: London
  • Fijian: Lodoni
  • Fijian Hindustani: London
  • Finnish: Lontoo
  • Franco-Provençal: Londres
  • Franco-Provençal: Londro
  • French: London
  • French: Londres
  • Frisian: Londen
  • Friulian: Londre
  • Fulah: London
  • Gaelic (Scots): Lunnainn
  • Gagauz: London
  • Gallegan: Londres
  • Gan Chinese: 倫敦
  • Georgian: ლონდონი
  • German: London
  • Goanese Konkani: London
  • Goanese Konkani: ಲಂಡನ್
  • Gothic: 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌽
  • Greek: Λονδίνο
  • Guarani: Londye
  • Guarani: Lóndyre
  • Guianese Creole French: Lonn
  • Gujarati: લંડન
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Lonn
  • Hakka Chinese: Lùn-tûn
  • Hausa: Landan
  • Hausa: Lùn-tûn
  • Hausa: Lākana
  • Hawaiian: Lākana
  • Hebrew: לונדון
  • Hindi: लंदन,इंग्लॅण्ड
  • Hindi: लंदन,यूनाइटेड किंगडम
  • Hindi: लंदन
  • Hungarian: London
  • Icelandic: London
  • Icelandic: Lundúnir
  • Ido: London
  • Igbo: London
  • Iloko: Londres
  • Inari Sami: Lontoo
  • Indonesian: London
  • Ingush: Лондон
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): London
  • Interlingue: London
  • Irish: Doirelondain
  • Irish: Londain
  • Italian: Londra
  • Jamaican Creole English: Landan
  • Japanese: ロンドン
  • Javanese: London
  • Kabardian: Лондон
  • Kabiyé: Lɔndrɩ
  • Kabyle: London
  • Kalaallisut: London
  • Kannada: ಲಂಡನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: London
  • Karachay-Balkar: Лондон
  • Kashubian: Londin
  • Kashubian: London
  • Kazakh: Англия астанасы
  • Kazakh: Лондон, БП
  • Kazakh: Лондон, Біріккен Патшалық
  • Kazakh: Лондон
  • Kazakh: Лондон қаласы
  • Kazakh: лондон, Англия
  • Kazakh: Құрама Патшалығы астанасы
  • Khmer: ទីក្រុងឡុង
  • Kirghiz: Лондон
  • Komi-Permyak: Лондон
  • Komi: Лондон
  • Korean: 런던
  • Kurdish: London
  • Kölsch: London
  • Ladin: London
  • Ladino: Londra
  • Lak: Лондон
  • Lao: Londres
  • Lao: ລອນດອນ
  • Latin: Londinium
  • Latvian: Londona
  • Letzeburgesch: London
  • Lezghian: Лондон
  • Ligurian: Londra
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Londe
  • Lingala: Londoni
  • Lingala: Lóndɛlɛ
  • Lithuanian: Londonas
  • Livvi: London
  • Lojban: london
  • Lombard: Lundra
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Londen
  • Low German; Low Saxon: London
  • Macedo Romanian: Londra
  • Macedonian: Лондон
  • Maithili: लण्डन
  • Malagasy: London
  • Malagasy: Lôndôna
  • Malay (generic): London
  • Malay (generic): لندن
  • Malayalam: ലണ്ടൻ
  • Maltese: Londra
  • Manx: Lunnin
  • Maori: Rānana
  • Marathi: लंडन
  • Mazanderani: لندن
  • Min Dong Chinese: Lùng-dŭng
  • Min Nan Chinese: London
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lûn-tun
  • Minangkabau: London
  • Mingrelian: ლონდონი
  • Mirandese: Londres
  • Mongolian: Лондон
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: لندن
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: لوندون
  • Narom: Londres
  • Nauru: London
  • Neapolitan: Londra
  • Nepali: लण्डन
  • Nepali: लन्डन
  • Nepali: लन्दन
  • Newari: लण्डन
  • Newari: लन्दन
  • Northern Frisian: London/mo
  • Northern Frisian: London
  • Northern Luri: لأندأن
  • Northern Luri: لندن
  • Northern Sami: London
  • Norwegian: London
  • Norwegian Bokmål: London
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: London
  • Novial: London
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Londres
  • Oriya: ଲଣ୍ଡନ
  • Oromo: Landan
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Лондон
  • Paiwan: lizuk a lundun
  • Paiwan: lundun
  • Panjabi: ਲੰਡਨ
  • Papiamento: London
  • Pennsylvania German: London
  • Persian: لندن
  • Picard: Londe
  • Piemontese: Londra
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: London
  • Polish: Londyn
  • Pontic: Λονδίνο
  • Portuguese: Londres
  • Pushto: لندن
  • Quechua: London
  • Raeto-Romance: Londra
  • Romanian: Londra
  • Russia Buriat: Лондон
  • Russian: Лондон
  • Rusyn: Лондон
  • Samoan: Lonetona
  • Sanskrit: लन्डन्
  • Santali: ᱞᱚᱱᱰᱚᱱ
  • Sardinian: Londra
  • Saterfriesisch: London
  • Schwyzerdütsch: London
  • Scots: Lunnon
  • Serbian: London
  • Serbian: Лондон
  • Serbo-Croatian: London
  • Shona: London
  • Sicilian: Londra
  • Sindhi: لنڊن
  • Sindhi: لنڊن، انگلينڊ
  • Sinhalese: ලන්ඩනය
  • Sinhalese: ලන්ඩන්
  • Slovak: Londýn
  • Slovenian: London
  • Somali: London
  • Sorbian, Lower: London
  • Sorbian, Upper: London
  • Sotho, Southern: London
  • South Azerbaijani: لندن
  • Spanish: London
  • Spanish: Londres
  • Sranan: London
  • Sundanese: London
  • Swahili (generic): London
  • Swedish: London
  • Tagalog: Londres
  • Tajik: Лондон
  • Tamil: இலண்டன்
  • Tamil: இலந்தன்
  • Tamil: லண்டன்
  • Tamil: லன்டன்
  • Tatar: Лондон
  • Tatar: Лундын
  • Telugu: లండన్,ఇంగ్లాండ్
  • Telugu: లండన్,యునైటెడ్ కింగ్డమ్
  • Telugu: లండన్
  • Tetum: Londres
  • Thai: ลอนดอน
  • Tibetan: ལོན་ཊོན།
  • Tok Pisin: Landen
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Lonitoni
  • Tosk Albanian: London
  • Tumbuka: London
  • Turkish: Londra
  • Turkmen: London
  • Twi: London
  • Udmurt: Лондон
  • Uighur: London
  • Uighur: لوندون
  • Ukrainian: Лондон
  • Urdu: لندن
  • Urdu: لنڈن
  • Uzbek: London
  • Venetian: Łondra
  • Veps: London
  • Vietnamese: Luân Đôn
  • Vlaams: Londn
  • Vlax Romani: London
  • Volapük: London
  • Walloon: Londe
  • Waray (Philippines): London
  • Welsh: Llundain
  • Western Mari: Лондон
  • Western Panjabi: لندن
  • Wolof: Londar
  • Wu Chinese: 伦敦
  • Yakut: Лондон
  • Yiddish: לאנדאן
  • Yoruba: Lọndọnu
  • Yue Chinese: 倫敦
  • Zeeuws: Londen
  • Zulu: ILondon
  • Londons
  • Lůndůn
  • ߟߐ߲ߘߐ߲߬
  • ߟߐ߲ߘߙߎ߬
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