London City- the most visited popular place in the world. Visit London to see its unparallel world famous attractions and know its rich history
London City is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. According to respected Mastercard Global Cities Index report, London has been crowned the most popular tourist destination in the world ahead of Bangkok and Paris.
London hosts almost 19 million international visitors in 2014. Global top five are London, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore, and Dubai.
In 2013, London greeted over 16 million visitors (The Office for National Statistics,ONS) showing significant increase in International Tourists. Tourists from around the globe flocked to the city in ever increasing numbers to attend world class exhibitions, visit amazing Museums, royal palaces, dine at Michelin starred restaurants, and watch world class sporting events.
Ann Cairns, President of International Markets, Mastercard said: “The recognition of this year’s top international destinations reinforces the continued importance of cities as business, cultural and economic hubs. For London in particular, being recognised once again for its place as the top destination will further boost this city’s ability to continue to be a global leader.. ”
10 out of London’s huge attractions and things to see
The Ex. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “With nearly nineteen million visitors this year London is the world’s favourite place to visit. Our city perfectly combines history, heritage, arts and culture, not to mention vast amounts of green space and major events that are the envy of the planet.”
London has huge attractions and things to see a few like London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Nelson’s Column, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, ZSL London Zoo, London Dungeon, St Paul’s Cathedral, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the National Gallery etc etc. And importantly most of Museums & Landmarks are completely free. Visit to see the best attractions in London city. London enjoys the very best Public Transport System in this world. The total hotel bedrooms in London are more than 123,000.
London City- history of about 2000 years
London History is very old. It started its journey more than 2000 years before. It becomes the number One Tourist City of the world. Know its rich history and consider it as your next tourist destination.
The following youtube video will tell the evolution of London city. The London Evolution Animation (LEA) shows the historical development of London from Roman times to today. Georeferenced road network data brought together for the first time. The animation also visualizes (as enlarging yellow points) the position and number of statutorily protected buildings and structures built during each period.
Evolution of London city- London history
The LEA (London Evolution Animation) was developed by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL), as a partnership project between Dr Kiril Stanilov -The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (University of Cambridge), Museum of London Archaeology (with the Mapping London and Locating London’s Past projects). Data taken from the National Heritage List for England, courtesy of English Heritage. It was initiated and directed by Polly Hudson (PHD). Animation by Flora Roumpani (CASA). More information UCL-Bartlett, English Heritage etc.
Greater London covers 600 square miles, however up until the 17th century the capital was largely crammed into a single square mile, marked by the skyscrapers of the financial City today.
Amazing old London footage, plus today’s shots of the same location
More to know about London? Here are selective websites for you
01. City of London: City Timeline
Established soon after the Romans invaded Britain in AD43, the City – or ‘Square Mile’ as it has become known – is situated at the very heart of London and is the place from which modern-day London grew. From the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, to the trial of Lady Jane Grey at Guildhall in 1553 and from the Jack the Ripper murder in 1888 to the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965, the City of London has a long and eventful history.
For more please click-City of London: City Timeline
02. History of England: London 2000 Years Ago to London Today
Looking back at the History of England’s capital from before the Romans arrived right up to the present day.
More to Click please-History of England: London 2000 Years Ago to London Today
03. Museum of London: Discover the history of London and its people
Visit a resourceful complete website Museum of London: Discover the history of London and its people. and know London using various media like Video, MP4, PDF etc. Physical entrance is free. Don’t forget to visit this museum.