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Greatest City London, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Tower, London, United Kingdom (Photo by Eva Dang on Unsplash)

London, United Kingdom

Today it is one of the most important financial centers in the world and the largest city in the World from the mid 19th century up until 1925.

London is the sum of the 33 municipalities that make up Greater London, capital of England and of the United Kingdom. The course of the Thames marks the geography of London, several of whose principal places of interest are located on its banks, such as Parliament, the London Eye, the Tate Modern, and the Tower of London and its celebrated bridge.

Buckingham Palace

Official residence of the English monarch, it is located between Green Park and St James' Park and was built in 1703 as a mansion for the first Duke of Buckingham. Sixty years later, having been acquired by King George III, it became royal property, and was renovated several times in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when the principle facade was made more extravagant. Every day at 11 o'clock the famous changing of the guard takes place.

St Paul's Cathedral

In 1666, London suffered a fire that destroyed many of the city's buildings. Ten years later, the great English Renaissance architect Sir Christopher Wren designed the new cathedral, based on Saint Peter's in Rome.

Tate Britain

Founded in 1897, this museum houses the collection of British art from the 16th to the 19th century, while the modern and contemporary art was transferred to the Tate Modern in 2000.

London Eye

With a diameter of 135 m and 32 cabins, this enormous Ferris wheel, inaugurated in 1999, turns at 1 km beside the river Thames. It takes half an hour to make one complete rotation.

Big Ben

The renowned clock-tower veiled in the famous London fog.

Tower Bridge

Built in 1894, this bridge allows vehicles and pedestrians to cross the Thames, while at the same time using an electro-hydraulic system to let shipping pass unhindered.