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London

Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea. London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core and financial centre − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The adjacent City of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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A group of young Londoners have created a new version of Mary Shelley’s famous novel.
Credit: BBC News - Published 10 hours ago

A hothouse containing overseas foods is set up in London to highlight the impact of climate change.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Two teenage boys were found with knife injuries following a fight in Wandsworth, south London.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Nathan Smith left the UK the day after the fatal stabbing of a Deliveroo driver in north London.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

The prime minister and London's mayor have clashed over TfL's finances. What is the bigger picture?
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Allan Isichei was fatally stabbed while walking home from a pub in west London.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

June Harvey was killed when a 65ft crane crashed down on to her house in east London in July.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Eighteen people are arrested as police disperse crowds protesting against coronavirus restrictions.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Britain's WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will fight in December against an opponent who will be named "very, very soon".
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will fight in London on 5 December against an opponent who will be named "very, very soon".
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene in east London on Friday night.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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