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London
United Kingdom

Population: 8,308,369

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, and the largest city, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.
Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London has been described as a world cultural capital.
It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.
London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.


London City by Tony Crowe, on Flickr​
 

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Hoxton N1

- Borough: Hackney

- Location: NE London

- Distance from centre: 4.3km


Hoxton is a district in the East End of London, England in the London Borough of Hackney, immediately north of the financial district of the City of London.
The area of Hoxton is bordered by Regent's Canal on the north side, Wharf Road and City Road to the west, Old Street to the south, and Kingsland Road to the east.


Typical Hoxton square by fabbio, on Flickr


Gainsborough Studios N1 by Jamie Barras, on Flickr


IMG_7113.jpg by tompagenet, on Flickr
 

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South Bank SE1

- Borough: Lambeth

- Location: Central London

- Distance from centre: 1km

The South Bank is an area of Central London, England located immediately adjacent to the south bank of the River Thames.
It forms a long and narrow section of riverside development within the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark:


Sitting on the Southbank by Stew Dean, on Flickr


afternoon on the south bank by trvbaker, on Flickr


UnderCroft BMX by tomgsonline, on Flickr
 

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Covent Garden WC2

- Borough: Westminster

- Location: Central London

- Distance from centre: 2km

The South Bank is an area of Central London, England located immediately adjacent to the south bank of the River Thames.
It forms a long and narrow section of riverside development within the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark:


A fine audience by Kym Ellis, on Flickr


DSC_9655 by Ian Tindale, on Flickr


Count the Flags! by Peter G Trimming, on Flickr
 

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Mayfair W1

- Borough: Westminster

- Location: Central London

- Distance from centre: 2km

Mayfair is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park, in the City of Westminster.
The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations headquarters, embassies and also hedge funds and real estate businesses:


AFS-110352 by Alex Segre, on Flickr


AFS-110350 by Alex Segre, on Flickr


AFS-110021 by Alex Segre, on Flickr
 

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Canary Wharf E14

- Borough: Tower Hamlets

- Location: East London

- Distance from centre: 8.9km

Canary Wharf is a major business district located in Tower Hamlets, London, England.
It is one of London's two main financial centres – along with the traditional City of London – and contains many of the UK's tallest buildings, including the second-tallest, One Canada Square:


Hazy Canary Wharf by JcMaco, on Flickr


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Blackwall Station DLR - London by SE9 London, on Flickr
 

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These pictures look outstanding.

One gets to see the different aspects of the City so vividly.
 

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Brentford TW8

- Borough: Hounslow

- Location: West London

- Distance from centre: 13km

Brentford is a town in west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow.
It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent, 8 miles (13 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. It was historically part of the ancient parishes of Ealing and Hanwell in the county of Middlesex.


Brentford lock by Nootashey, on Flickr


Start of the Grand Union Canal at Brentford Docks by PaChambers, on Flickr
 

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Peckham SE15

- Borough: Southwark

- Location: South London

- Distance from centre: 5.6km


Peckham is a district in Southeast London, England, located in the London Borough of Southwark.
The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London:


secretsundaze @ Bussey Building 26-06-11 by Antony Price, on Flickr


Peckham Library by A.Salisz, on Flickr
 

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Bayswater W2

- Borough: Westminster

- Location: Central London

- Distance from centre: 4.8km


Bayswater is an area of Central London in the City of Westminster.
It is a built-up district located 3 miles (4.8 km) west-north-west of Charing Cross, bordering the north of Hyde Park and having a population density of 17,500 per square kilometre:


Bayswater by gazkins, on Flickr


Morning by Greg Marshall, on Flickr
 
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