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The , also known as the City, or the Square Mile, is the area of that originally lay within the ancient city walls.

is a famous maritime district of south east - 5.5 miles from central London.

is the main airport for , the largest airport in the , and the second busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic.


is a district of central . It is also one of the most populous districts of London.

is generally defined as any part of Greater that is south of the river Thames.

The is on a sharp 90° bend of the Thames in central and one the city's cultural centres.

The is a district of inner , stretching out from the edge of to the River Lea.

is a district of north inner . The key sights are a wealth of under-stated historical attractions, and the magnificent open spaces of Heath.

is a borough of inner south-west . Within the London Borough of are the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Palace, St.

are two boroughs of inner south east .

This article is about three neighbourhoods of central : , St Pancras and Fitzrovia.

is 's second-busiest airport by passenger numbers, and serves the south-east of the .

is an inner northern district of . Its heart lies in Town, a neighbourhood known for its market and the colourful nightlife.

is a district of central , part of the West End, famous for jazz, its gay village, sex shops and alternative lifestyles.

Mayfair and Marylebone are districts of central .

The area around , often called the West End, is the entertainment heart of .

is a district of central . This is one of the main shopping and entertainment districts of the English capital and is hugely popular with visitors, who swarm to its shops, bars and restaurants, especially at weekends.

refers to the outer western suburbs of Greater , a diverse area that ranges from …

is a district in south-west . This is perhaps the area of outer London with the most to offer visitors.

is the outer northern district of .

Hammersmith & Fulham is a borough in west , and boasts 3 Premiership football teams within its boundaries.

is a district of north covering much of the London Borough of .

is a district of southwest . consists largely of modest housing built …

is a district of northwest central , around the vast Paddington Station of Paddington Bear fame.

is 's third airport. It's to the north-east of London, half way to Cambridge, so about 30 miles or 50 km from each city.

is a district in south-west . is a well-known and affluent suburb in the southwest of , and is part of the London Borough of Merton.

is a district of . staged some of the events during the 2012 London Summer …

is an outer district of , .


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 8,790,000
  • IATA airport code: LON
  • United Nations Location Code: GB LON
  • Latitude: 51.5085° or 51° 30' 30.7" north
  • Longitude: -0.1257° or 0° 7' 32.7" west
  • Elevation: 82 feet (25 meters)
  • GeoNames ID: 2643743

Other Names for London

  • Abkhazian: Лондан
  • Afrikaans: Londen
  • Albanian: Londra
  • Amharic: ለንደን
  • Arabic: لندن
  • Aragonese: Londres
  • Armenian: Լոնդոն
  • Arpitan: Londro
  • Asturian: Londres
  • Bashkir: Лондон
  • Basque: Londres
  • Belarusian: Лондан
  • Belarusian: Лёндан
  • Bengali: লন্ডন
  • Bihari : लंदन
  • Breton: Londrez
  • Bulgarian: Лондон
  • Burmese: လန်ဒန်မြို့
  • Catalan: Londres
  • Central Bikol: Londres
  • Central Kurdish: لەندەن
  • Chechen: Лондон
  • Cherokee: ᎫᎴ ᏗᏍᎪᏂᎯᏱ
  • Chinese: 伦敦
  • Chinese: 倫敦
  • Church Slavic: Лондонъ
  • Chuvash: Лондон
  • Cornish: Loundres
  • Corsican: Londra
  • Czech: Londýn
  • Dimli (individual language): Londra
  • Dutch: Londen
  • Eastern Mari: Лондон
  • Egyptian Arabic: لندن
  • Erzya: Лондон ош
  • Esperanto: Londono
  • Extremaduran: Londri
  • Fijian: Lodoni
  • Finnish: Lontoo
  • French: Londres
  • Galician: Londres
  • Gan Chinese: 倫敦
  • Georgian: ლონდონი
  • German: London
  • Greek: Λονδίνο
  • Guarani: Londye
  • Gujarati: લંડન
  • Haitian: Lonn
  • Hakka Chinese: Lùn-tûn
  • Hawaiian: Lākana
  • Hebrew: לונדון
  • Hindi: लंदन
  • Icelandic: Lundúnir
  • Iloko: Londres
  • Irish: Londain
  • Italian: Londra
  • Japanese: ロンドン
  • Kabardian: Лондон
  • Kannada: ಲಂಡನ್
  • Karachay-Balkar: Лондон
  • Kashubian: Londin
  • Kazakh: Лондон
  • Kirghiz: Лондон
  • Komi-Permyak: Лондон
  • Komi: Лондон
  • Korean: 런던
  • Ladino: Londra
  • Lak: Лондон
  • Lao: ລອນດອນ
  • Latin: Londinium
  • Latvian: Londona
  • Lezghian: Лондон
  • Ligurian: Londra
  • Limburgan: Londe
  • Lingala: Londoni
  • Literary Chinese: 倫敦
  • Lithuanian: Londonas
  • Lojban: london
  • Lombard: Lundra
  • Macedonian: Лондон
  • Maithili: लण्डन
  • Malayalam: ലണ്ടൻ
  • Maltese: Londra
  • Manx: Lunnin
  • Maori: Rānana
  • Marathi: लंडन
  • Mazanderani: لندن
  • Min Dong Chinese: Lùng-dŭng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lûn-tun
  • Mingrelian: ლონდონი
  • Mirandese: Londres
  • Mongolian: Лондон
  • Nahuatl languages: Londres
  • Narom: Londres
  • Neapolitan: Londra
  • Nepali (macrolanguage): लण्डन
  • Newari: लन्दन
  • Northern Luri: لأندأن
  • Occitan (post 1500): Londres
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܠܘܢܕܘܢ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Lunden
  • Oriya (macrolanguage): ଲଣ୍ଡନ
  • Oromo: Landan
  • Ossetian: Лондон
  • Panjabi: ਲੰਡਨ
  • Persian: لندن
  • Picard: Londe
  • Piemontese: Londra
  • Polish: Londyn
  • Pontic: Λονδίνο
  • Portuguese: Londres
  • Pushto: لندن
  • Romanian: Londra
  • Romansh: Londra
  • Russia Buriat: Лондон
  • Russian: Лондон
  • Rusyn: Лондон
  • Samogitian: Londons
  • Sanskrit: लन्डन्
  • Sardinian: Londra
  • Scots: Lunnon
  • Scottish Gaelic: Lunnainn
  • Serbian: Лондон
  • Sicilian: Londra
  • Silesian: Lůndůn
  • Sinhala: ලන්ඩන්
  • Slovak: Londýn
  • South Azerbaijani: لندن
  • Spanish: Londres
  • Tagalog: Londres
  • Tajik: Лондон
  • Tamil: இலண்டன்
  • Tatar: Лондон
  • Telugu: లండన్
  • Tetum: Londres
  • Thai: ลอนดอน
  • Tibetan: ལོན་ཊོན།
  • Tok Pisin: Landen
  • Turkish: Londra
  • Udmurt: Лондон
  • Uighur: لوندون
  • Ukrainian: Лондон
  • Urdu: لندن
  • Venetian: Łondra
  • Vietnamese: Luân Đôn
  • Vlaams: Londn
  • Welsh: Llundain
  • Western Frisian: Londen
  • 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
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