Capital of England

London, England’s capital, set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.


Area: 1,572 km²


Founded: 43 AD


Local time: Monday 7:00 AM


Weather: 9°C, Wind W at 3 km/h, 93% Humidity


Getting there: 10 h 10 min flight. View flights


Population: 8.63 million (2015)


Sports team: Arsenal F.C., Chelsea F.C., West Ham United F.C., more