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London. A brief history. In the 1700s. St. Paul’s Cathedral was built as well as the Bank of Enland and the British Museum. Early in the 1800s.

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London

London

A briefhistory


In the 1700s

Inthe 1700s

  • St. Paul’sCathedralwasbuiltaswellasthe Bank of Enland and the British Museum

Earlyinthe 1800s

London wastheheart of thevast British Empire. The riverbankswerecrowdedwithfactories and thepopulationboomedtoaround 6 million. Parts of the city becamemiserableslums, festeringwithdisease.


1830 1860

1830-1860

  • In 1837, Queen Victoria movedintothe Buckingham Palace. Threeyearslater, building beganonthe House of Parlament. Then, in 1851, an exhibitionwasheldinthe Hyde Park tocelebrateBritain’sachievementsinscience and industry. The V&A and the Science Museum werebuiltfromitsprofits.


London

1863

  • The first underground train line openedin London. Aroundthesametimesteamtrainsrumbled over bridges of London, bringingthousands of newpeopleintothe city.

Earlyinthe 1900s

WestministerCathedralwasbuiltin 1993.


1940s

1940s

  • IntheSecond World Warthe city was almost fullybombed. Over 20 000 Londonersdied and millionswerelefthomeless. Atthebombsfell, the British governmentmetinthesecret underground CabinetWarRooms.


Today

Today

  • London recoveredfromthewar and gotbigger. Around 8 millionpeoplelivetherenowadays. Strikingnewofficebuildingssuchas City Hall, theLloyd’s Building and 30 St. Mary Axesitside-by-sidewithfamousplacesfromthepast.


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