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London – by EEI Travel

London is a multicultural destination with a history stretching far into the past. Thanks to EEI Travel, the supplier sponsor of this week’s column, you can use this 60-Second Geography article in your own travel agency’s newsletters and websites.

60-Second Geography


Located on the Thames River in southeast England, London has suffered many trials over the centuries: it has been burned, sacked, invaded from the ground and bombed from the air, yet it endures. It is those very events that contribute to London’s character and intrigue today. The city may seem overwhelming at first. However the Tube (train) is easy to use to get around the city. You’ll find endless nightlife opportunities, art galleries, historic sites, music, culinary and fashion scenes. There is so much to see and do in London that you’ll need to plan your trip wisely.
  • You can spend days visiting the historic sites of London. The Tower of London was built in 1066 and draws large crowds during the summer. St. Paul’s Cathedral is a gorgeous old church, designed by Christopher Wren, that offers tours. You can also visit Westminster Abby (where royalty are crowned), and Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guards.
  • London covers 609 square miles/1,579 square km and is a port on the Thames River. The river access played an important role in the development of London. Many canals throughout the city were used for traffic during the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • London is one of three command centers for world economics, and in 2005 was the sixth largest economy in the world. London’s service industry, business, science and tourism contribute to its success.
  • London has many beautiful parks that are great get-aways from the busy city. Hyde Park Corner, Green Park and St. James’ Park are all connected by a 7mi/11km path called The Princess Diana Memorial Walk. The journey passes by Kensington Palace, Horse Guards, and Buckingham Palace.
  • London began to develop in the 11th century, when Edward the Confessor commissioned Westminster Abbey. In 1066, William the Conqueror seized the English throne and built the Tower of London as his fortress.
  • London has accommodations for every type of traveler. You will find short-term, long-term, luxury and cheap places to stay including: serviced apartments, bed and breakfasts, hotels, hostels and camp sites.
  • London has a moderate climate. Summer is warm and winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing. It rains throughout the year, but is usually not more than a drizzle.
  • The bubonic plague known as “Black Death” hit London in the 1300s and killed around half of the population. However, the population made a comeback and tripled in the 16th century.
  • Pubs are abundant in London. Even if you don’t drink, you should stop by a pub during your visit just for the experience. You’ll find plenty of beer, pie, music and roaring fireplaces set amongst old architecture and culture.
  • London has a rich heritage of village life. Each village has its own unique character and offers charming shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. Some you might want to get to know are Wimbledon, Chiswick and Bloomsbury.
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