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London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing 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 − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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The race from Wiltshire to London is considered to be one of the world's toughest endurance challenges.
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Extinction Rebellion protesters remain at Marble Arch after police moved them from other sites in London.
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The number of environmental campaigners arrested during eight days of direct action in London topped 1,000 on Monday, police said, adding that Waterloo Bridge,..
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The number of climate change activists arrested at London protesters has passed 1,000 as a police crackdown continues.
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Olympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott was one of hundreds arrested during climate change protests in London over the weekend.
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Olympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott was one of hundreds arrested during climate change protests in London over the weekend.
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Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the..
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Teenage activist Greta Thunberg addresses thousands of Extinction Rebellion protesters in London.
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The 16-year-old Swedish activist addresses the Extinction Rebellion protest in London.
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More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on..
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More than 700 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on..
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Officers drafted in from forces in the 'south east' and 'eastern' regions
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At London's busiest and most polluted junctions, cars have made way for pop-up kitchens and live music
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The Met Police requests 200 extra officers to deal with Extinction Rebellion in central London.
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The group aims to tackle male isolation across London through regular meet ups and trips.
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The 240 finalists for the annual prizes are on display in London.
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Investigators believe attacks may have been carried out by a delivery driver on a moped
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Choice of airport on bank holiday surprising as it is significantly quieter on Good Friday
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'If I, who am lucky enough to have worked for the BBC and worked in parliament, am getting this level of aggression, what must many other immigrants in this..
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He is in hospital with serious injuries following the shooting in Tooting, south London, on Friday night.
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Actress Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.
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Film star Emma Thompson joined climate change activists in central London on Friday to read poetry praising Earth's bounties, part of a series of protests which..
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The actress said she felt inspired to support the Extinction Rebellion movement in London.
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The actress said she felt inspired to support the Extinction Rebellion movement in London.
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A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was injured in a shooting in south-west London.
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Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that..
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'I absolutely wanted to be arrested on my 60th birthday but I didn't quite manage that,' actress says
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The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its..
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Water chiefs believe it will take at least two months to remove the blockage as heavy as a blue whale
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Milly and Toby Savill were on Santorini when the buggy they were in fell into a ravine.
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Pair left 66-year-old Leroy Junior Edwards for dead after finding just £20 in his home
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Three people deny obstructing trains during the Extinction Rebellion protest and are remanded in custody.
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First three people believed to have been charged over protests are due to appear in court
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A woman and two men are charged over the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf in London.
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The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line, could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC.
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Action comes as separate climate change protests cause widespread disruption in London
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Mohammed Anhar Ali hid in a cupboard for 10 hours before ambushing and murdering his wife.
6 days ago • BBC News
Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force..
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Two climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf's Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of a third day of action to..
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The drug has been developed by the military to treat soldiers who could bleed to death.
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Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take..
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Extinction Rebellion campaigners say they plan to target London's Tube network on Wednesday.
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London was bracing for disruption by climate-change activists to underground train services on Wednesday after protesters blocked some of London's most important..
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Climate change activists have threatened to bring London's Tube network to a standstill in the latest in a wave of demonstrations across London.
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Twenty years ago, three bombings targeted London's black, gay and Bangladeshi communities.
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Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus..
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Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus..
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Alex Traykov lured four officers to a house in Islington, north London, before unleashing "extreme violence".
1 week ago • BBC News
Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Activists camp out at capital's landmarks overnight, thwarting police efforts to move them
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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