Not only is London the capital city of the U.K., it’s also the most urbanized . Standing on the River Thames and located in South England, London covers 1,579 square km (610 sq. mi). The River Thames cuts London in half, creating northern and southern halves. Because the city was built on the flood plain of the River Thames, London resulted to being a lowland, meaning the city is generally flat. Much of England’s population is concentrated in London.
One of London’s most awe-inspiring physical features is the River Thames. The Thames cuts across southern England, London being one of the cities is passes through. London is the longest river in the country, stretching 15 miles (346 km). Today it is used much more than it ever was, primarily for transportation of goods such as coal and timber. Many streams and rivers also flow into the Thames.
Another one of London’s most popular features is the Elizabeth Tower, more popularly known as the Big Ben. Located in at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in Westminster, the 16-story (315 feet) high clock tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom
The City Of London is the ancient core of London. It’s city and ceremonial county within London; a city within a city. The area is located in the heart of London and on the River Thames. Although only one square mile big, it contains many of England’s loved attractions including the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England Museum, the Barbican Centre (home of the London Symphony Orchestra).
The tram system in London was the oldest in the world, going all the way back into the early Victorian times and is remains the largest system today. There is also a night bus system that offers a 24-hour long service. The iconic black cab still remains a pretty common sight in and around London. Boats on the canals and Thames is also very common for tourists and locals.