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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.

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City name: London

Country: England

Population: 7,825,200 [approx]

Language Spoken: English

Currency: British Pound [GBP]



City of


City of



= Greater London


London 2012: Olympic balancing act

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

  • The underlying purpose of the London Games is to revitalize a dying and derelict area of the British capital.
  • London’s Olympic supporters correctly point out that the Games have provided the catalyst to invest in an area suffering from crowded, often substandard housing and high unemployment.
  • The Lower Lea Valley, where the main stadium, aquatics centre, velodrome and athletes’ village have been built, has been transformed

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

  • A cottage industry has grown up over the past 30 years around analyzing the economic and other impacts of hosting an Olympic Games.
  • London has spent more than $16 billion since 2005 to improve Underground and rail capacity and build new lines out to the Olympic site.
  • Last month, a countrywide poll found 51 per cent of respondents said the Games would not be worth it.

Equestrian- A rider or performer on horseback.

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.

Big Ben

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'.


Canary Wharf Tower

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