London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, and also its most populous, with 8 million people calling London home. London has many sights to see, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, just to name a few.
London was first settled by the Romans in AD 47, when they gave it the Latin name of ‘Londinium’. For many years, the city was still confined within the original Roman walls before extensive building during the Tudor period enabled London to grow in size and prosper.
Over the next hundreds of years, London grew further, encompassing what used to be villages into what are now many of the city’s boroughs, such as Kensington, Richmond and Kentish Town. From the 1700s, different architectural styles began to become prominent in London. The most famous of these include Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian styles of architecture.
After the Second World War, London underwent a massive rebuilding process, resulting in many 60’s era listed buildings. The 02 Arena was constructed in time for the Millennium celebrations, and the former dockyards of east London underwent a huge development, becoming new flats and attractions for many Londoners.
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