So much to see and do
You’ll never be short of things to see and do when you visit London. From tours of Buckingham Palace to seeing the famous works at the National Gallery, London has something special for everyone. Time it right and you could take part in royal celebrations, or visit famous landmarks such as Tower Bridge, London eye and Monument. Enjoy a day out shopping on Oxford Street, or simply relax in one of the many beautiful parks in the City – London remains a major meeting point for the curious.
A world-in-one city
With no less than 230 languages spoken and six airports directly connecting the city to nearly 400 international destinations, London offers a wealth of different cultures and communities. It makes it one of the world’s leading international financial and business centres. Offering a diverse array of unique and exciting places to visit; a rich heritage that stretches back thousands of years and a proud sporting history, London is a visitor destination constantly boasting major attractions in all fields.
International sport platform
The Olympic Games has been staged in London three times: in 1908, 1948 and again in 2012. With a huge sporting history and renowned world-class stadiums, infrastructures, expertise and logistics, London provides a platform from which to deliver a genuine sporting legacy. This platform encourages excellence, from national and international competition to local clubs and school leagues, maintaining an image of great success as a host city for major sporting events. Homing and hosting international media ready to communicate via every medium to the rest of the world provides another unique characteristic as the “Sports City”.
The City of London continuously attracts new business to the capital and the whole of the UK, making it – next to NYC – the financial capital of the world. More than 500 banks and insurance institutions have their headquarters in the City, as well as a number of the world’s largest law firms, establishing London as a leader in trading, foreign exchange and global insurance on the international markets.
Olympic events: Summer Olympic Games 1908 – 1948 – 2012