About London London is capital city of England and United Kingdom. City that built by roman people at old world and first called this Londinium in 1 January 2005 7,4 million souls in area London city and millions of next soul in metropolitan area its. Resident London consist of many ethnic, culture, and religion, and converse in its nearly 300 languages, that make it city most cosmopolitan and dynamic in the world. Resident usual LondonLondon City mentions he/she Londoner.
SPORT London has hosted the Summer Olympicstwice, in 1908 and 1948. In July 2005 Londonwas chosen to host the Olympic and ParalympicGames in 2012, which will make it the first cityin the world to host the Summer Olympics threetimes. London was also the host of the BritishEmpire Games in 1934.London will host the2017 World Championships in Athletics.Londons most popular sport is football and ithas fourteen League football clubs, includingfive in the Premier League:Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Queens ParkRangers and Tottenham Hotspur.
London also has four rugby union teams in the Aviva Premiership (London Irish, Saracens, Wasps and Harlequins), although only the Harlequins play in London (all the other three now play outside Greater London, although Saracens still play within the M25). The other two professional rugby union teams in the city are second division clubs London Welsh and London Scottish, that play home matches in the city. The city has other very traditional rugby union clubs, famously Richmond F.C., Rosslyn Park F.C., Westcombe Park R.F.C. and Blackheath F.C.. There are currently three professional rugby leagueclubs in London – London Broncos who play in theEuropean Super League at The Stoop and theChampionship One side the London Skolars (based in WoodGreen, London Borough of Haringey) Hemel Stags based inHemel Hempstead, north of London will play in theChampionship One from 2013.
From 1924, the original Wembley Stadium was thehome of the English national football team, and servedas the venue for the FA Cup final as well as rugbyleagues Challenge Cup final. The new WembleyStadium serves exactly the same purposes and has acapacity of 90,000.Twickenham Stadium in south-westLondon is the national rugby union stadium, and has acapacity of 84,000 now that the new south stand hasbeen completed. Cricket in London is served by two Test cricketgrounds Lords (home of Middlesex C.C.C.) in St JohnsWood and the Oval (home of Surrey C.C.C.) in Kennington. Lords has hosted four finals of the Cricket WorldCup. One of Londons best-known annual sportscompetitions is the Wimbledon TennisChampionships, held at the All England Club in thesouth-western suburb of Wimbledon.Other key eventsare the annual mass-participation London Marathonwhich sees some 35,000 runners attempt a 26.2 miles(42.2 km) course around the city, and the Oxford andCambridge Boat Race on the River Thames betweenPutney and Mortlake.
Famous Places In London London Eye or called also Millennium Wheel is a biggest perception wheel in the world of as high as 135 metres or 443 foot/feets. Rotary London Eye above Thames River, London, Great Britain and start operate on final 1999. Big Ben is name that refer at a clocktower that located in Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Great Britain, and is second largest clocktower in the world. Bridge Tower is bridge that spread out above Thames River in London, Great Britain. This Bridge joins two bridge designs that is lift and hang. London Tower is historic monument that located in downtown London, by the side of north main Thames River. The function of the tower are fortress, empire palace, and prison.
London Underground is network of theeldest one of subway in the world of andtoo may most busiest with 3 million usersevery day. Nevertheless, latter start seenservice degradation like density and cartdelay because underinvestment.Beside that, London is also has the otherland transportations such as car and bus.
London are served by around 6 airports with 3 units in boundary London city and 3 outside. Biggest is Heathrow that become main airport and an important flight hub. Because its position in boundary London city, its extension project always gets resistance. Although like that, Bus Station 5 that are being built will be opened at 2008. London international Airport other is Gatwick and Stansted that every year serve each 30 million and 20 million passengers. Three other airports are Biggin Hill, London City Airport and Luton London Airport.River Thames can be passed by ship that go out to sea tillaround London Bridge and by small ships till exitboundary London city. At the beginning, watertransportation is one of main transportation in Londonnevertheless now water traffic is only weared as tourplace. London also have canal network, entered KanalRegents connective Thames to Grand Union Canal.
Culture of London The Royal Opera House at Covent Gardenis home to the Royal Opera and Royal Balletcompanies. The other main opera company is theEnglish National Opera. In the summer opera isperformed in a temporary pavilion by OperaHolland Park, and there are occasionalperformances by visiting opera companies andsmall freelance professional opera companies. Themajor venues for contemporary danceproductions include the Sadlers Wells Theatreand the Barbican Centre. Art The British National collection of Western Art to 1900 is held at The National Gallery. Other major collections of pre-1900 art are The Wallace Collection; the Courtauld Gallery at the Courtauld Institute of Art; and Dulwich Picture Gallery. The national collection of post-1900 art is at Tate Modern and the national collection of British Art is at Tate Britain. The National Portrait Gallery has a major collection dedicated to prominent British people from all periods. The Royal Academys temporary exhibitions are also important.