Hammersmith and Fulham (Chelsea FC, Fulham FC, Fulham Palace, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Westfield White City)Well-heeled Thames-side borough in west London which is a hotbed for professional football and diverse shopping experiences.
Lambeth (Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, The Old Vic, The Oval Cricket Ground)A diverse multicultural district to the south of the River Thames; includes LGBT-friendly Vauxhall, more middle class Clapham and the Caribbean flavours of Brixton.
Once the stalking ground of Jack the Ripper, now home to hipstery bars, art galleries and parks, and an extremely diverse population.
Among international tourists, London is the most-visited city in the world.
The name "London" used to refer only to the once-walled "Square Mile" of the original Roman (and later medieval) city (confusingly called the "City of London" or just "The City").
Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million, but the estimate of between 12 and 14 million people in the greater metropolitan area better reflects its size and importance.
Considered one of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.
Today, London has taken on a much larger meaning to include all of the vast central parts of the modern metropolis, with the city having absorbed numerous surrounding towns and villages over the centuries, including large portions of the surrounding "home counties", one of which - Middlesex - being completely consumed by the growing metropolis.
The term Greater London embraces Central London together with all the outlying suburbs that lie in one continuous urban sprawl within the lower Thames Valley.
Relax in one of two beautiful Royal parks, Green Park and St James's Park Camden (British Library, Camden Town Markets, Jewish Museum, King's Cross and St Pancras International stations)A diverse area of north London that includes eclectic Camden Town, a hub of alternative fashion and youth-oriented markets.
East End (Brick Lane, Columbia Road, Docklands, Museum of Childhood, Petticoat Lane)A traditional working class heartland of inner London to the east of The City, made famous by countless movies and TV shows.
Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy.
The capital and largest city of England, and of the wider United Kingdom, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union.
North (Alexandra Palace, Harrow School, RAF Museum, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Wembley Stadium)Largely made up of lush green middle-class suburbs, many of which were formerly part of the counties of Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire before being absorbed into Greater London.