London is home to 7.5 million people in an area of 1,579 square kilometers. While the majority of its population is British, the city is home to a variety of large ethnic groups, including Indians, Pakistanis, Jamaicans, Nigerians, Sri Lankans and South Africans, all of which add to the city's allure. London is also continuously ranks high as one of the most expensive cities in the world along with Moscow and Tokyo.
Greater London is enormously large and expansive, but traveling around is easy thanks to an extensive network of railway and buses. The city's transportation infrastructure is the largest in the world and has been recognized as one of the best systems in the world. The London Underground, better knows at The Tube, dates back to 1863 and runs of 253 miles of track. The only downside to The Tube is that it doesn't run 24 hours, however city buses do. In fact, buses carry more passengers every year than the Underground.
With such a modern transportation system, explore the different areas of London is easy. Central London, home to the areas of City of London, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, is home to landmarks such as Hyde Park, the West End and Leicester Square. On the north side of the River Thames is East London, which is where you can find Canary Wharf, one the city's largest business district and home to the three tallest building in the United Kingdom. While in West London, one can find Heathrow Airport; Notting Hill, a neighborhood made famous by the Julia Roberts movie of the same name; Wembley Stadium; and Shepherds Bush Empire.
However, no matter what are you explore, at any time of year there are variety of events to take part in. Big events include the London Book Fair, the London Marathon, Wimbledon or the Notting Hill Carnival.
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