London the global powerhouse

London is a global powerhouse that just keeps on growing. A vibrant and dynamic city with an endless list of places to visit and things to do it has long been considered a leading global city in arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, R&D, tourism, and transportation.

Widely recognised as the as the world’s leading financial centre, 100% of the world’s leading financial institutions are represented in London. It is also the world's leading investment destination, with a GDP estimated to be worth a staggering $761 billion and hosting more international retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals than any other city in the world.

75% of the top 500 global companies are based in the city and 99% of global business occurs in time zones that overlap with London’s working day. Home to almost 9 million people, London also has an incredibly diverse range of people and cultures, with more than 300 languages being spoken in the region.

London at a glance.

  • World financial centre

  • Population of 8.8 million 

  • Largest capital in the EU

Tourism

With approximately 18 million visitors per year, the UK capital is also the world's most-visited city, as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.

World Heritage

London contains four World Heritage Sites: The Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. 

Culture

London’s long cultural history also means that it is home to huge numbers of museums, galleries, libraries, sporting venues, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library, and West End theatres.

Green City

Interestingly however, for a city as commercially focused as London 40% of London is actually green space - an area 3 times the size of Manhattan - meaning that there is always plenty of opportunities to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the globe’s most influential city.

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