London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is a leading global city, with its strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.
London's buildings are too diverse to be characterised by any particular architectural style, having been built over a long period of time. In the dense areas, most of the concentration is achieved with medium- and high-rise buildings. The Monument in the City of London provides views of the surrounding area while commemorating the Great Fire of London, which originated nearby.
Places to visit:
• London Bridge and the Tower of London
• Westminster Abbey
• Buckingham Palace
• London Eye
• Trafalgar Square
• St Paul's Cathedral
London has a temperate marine climate, like much of the British Isles, so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures. Temperatures can exceed 25 °C on many days, and in almost every year they exceed 30 °C on some days. March to November is the wonderful cruise season.