London is the largest and most populous region in the United Kingdom with an urban population estimated to be between 9-11 million. Located in the south of England, on the River Thames, London has been occupied by settlers for two millenia, with its history going back to the Roman Empire who named it Londinium.
The city is globally renown for its tourism and was the world’s most visted city by international arrivals in 2011 according to research conducted by MasterCard. With four World Heritage Sites as awarded by UNESCO (The Tower of London, Kew Gardens, the area of Westminster and Greenwich) in addition to an abundance of must-see-sites such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Tower Bridge.
One of London’s enduring strengths is it’s cultural diversity, with more than 300 languages been spoken within its boundaries and this is reflected in depth of fashion, entertainment and arts experiences offered within the city. From an economic perspective the old smoke is one of the world’s leading financial centres with the 2013 global financial centre index putting London slightly ahead of New York, at positions 1 and 2 respectively.
|Arsenal F.C||The Emirates||60,361|
|Barnet||The Hive Stadium||5,176|
|Brentford F.C||Griffin Park||12,763|
|Charlton Athletic||The Valley||27,111|
|Chelsea F.C.||Stamford Bridge||41,873|
|Crystal Palace||Selhurst Park||26,309|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||Victoria Road||6,078|
|Leyton Orient||Brisbane Road||9,271|
|Tottenham Hotspur||White Hart Lane||36,230|
|West Ham United||Upton Park||35,016|