History and Culture Lifestyle of LondonBy Egyking
London, the capital of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland), has a recorded history that goes back over 2,000 years. During this time, it has grown to become one of the most significant financial and cultural capitals of the world. It has experienced plague, devastating fire, civil war, aerial bombardment and terrorist attacks.
See City of London for details on the historic core of London. London is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings consider printing them all. Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and energy.
The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of nearly 8 million people although the figure of over 14 million for the city's total metropolitan area more accurately reflects London's size and importance.
London is one of the great "world cities," and remains a global capital of culture, fashion, finance, politics and trade.
Culture lifestyle of london
The Culture of London concerns the arts, music, museums, festivals and other entertainment in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. The city is particularly renowned for its theater quarter, and its West End theater district has given the name to "West End theatre", the strand of mainstream professional theater staged in the large theatres in London.
London is also home to notable cultural attractions such as the British Museum, the Tate Galleries, the National Gallery, the Notting Hill Carnival and The O2. A variety of landmarks and objects are cultural icons associated with London, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the tube map.
Many other British cultural icons are strongly associated with London in the minds of visiting tourists, including the red telephone box, the routemaster bus, the black taxi and the Union Flag. The city is home to more than 300 nationalities, and the diversity of cultures have shaped the city's culture over time.
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