City name: London Country: England Population : 7,825,200 [approx] Language Spoken : English Currency : British Pound [GBP]. London. City of London. City of Westminster. +. = Greater London. London 2012: Olympic balancing act.
Population: 7,825,200 [approx]
Language Spoken: English
Currency: British Pound [GBP]
= Greater London
Olympic Park in London’s East End has employed 46,000 people, 8,500 of them local residents. More than half the local workers were previously unemployed. More than 90 per cent of demolition materials from the park site were recycled or reused.
China Olympics - extravagant... London Olympics - socially responsible : as described by Britain
11,000 new homes will be built in the Olympic Park, by the London Legacy Development Corp., to go along with a $2.2-billion business redevelopment project
Bishop- a senior member of the Christian clergy, empowered to confer holy orders.
Hub- the centre of an activity, region, or network.
Derelict - in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect.
Extravagant- Costing too much money.
Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve.
a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels
Westminster Palace also known as the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) is the place where they conduct their sittings. The Palace of Westminster contain the bell Big Ben that is struck each quarter hour. A light in the clock tower tells when the House of Commons is in session.
View from the River Thames
This is the ultimate way to get an aerial view of the city from the comfort of your glass bubble. It's like a giant slow-moving ferris wheel!
Hamleys is one of the world's largest toy shops. Its flagship store in Regent Street, London, is the world's largest toy store.
London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'.
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London
It is one of London's two main financial centres – alongside the traditional City of London