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London (in English and officially London, ˈlʌndən) is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Located on the banks of the River Thames, London is an important human settlement since it was founded by the Romans with the name of Londinium almost two millennia ago. The ancient core of the city, the City of London, basically retains its medieval perimeter of a square mile. Since the 19th century the name "London" also refers to the entire metropolis developed around this nucleus. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the mayor and the London assembly.
London is a global city, one of the nerve centers in the field of arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism or transport. It is the main financial center of the world and one of the metropolitan areas with the highest GDP. London is also a world cultural capital, the most visited city considering the number of international visits and has the largest airport system in the world according to passenger traffic. Likewise, the 43 universities of The city is the largest concentration of higher education centers in all of Europe. In 2012, London became the only city to host the celebration of three Summer Olympics.
In this multiracial city there are people from a large number of cultures who speak more than three hundred different languages. The Greater London Authority estimates that in 2015 the city has 8.63 million inhabitants, a figure that It makes it the most populous municipality in the European Union and accounts for 12.5% of the total population of the United Kingdom. The urban area of Greater London, with 10,470,000 inhabitants, is the second largest in Europe, but its metropolitan area, with an estimated population of between 12 and 14 million, is the largest in the continent. From 1831 to 1925 London, as the capital of the British Empire, was the most populous city in the world.
London has four enclaves declared World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, the site formed by the Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Church of St. Margaret and Greenwich (where the Royal Observatory is located it marks the Greenwich meridian and the average time.) Other famous places in the city are Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge or Trafalgar Square. London also has numerous museums, art galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions such as the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, the British Library and the forty theaters of the West End. The Underground London, which turned 150 in 2013, is the oldest in the world.
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Whitehall Palace (in English: Whitehall Palace) was the principal residence of the English kings in London from 1530 to 1698.
The palace was growing organically around the former residence of Cardinal Wolsey until it became the largest palace in Europe, with more than 1500 rooms. Whitehall was not, however, a single building but rather a heterogeneous and chaotic complex of different buildings from different times.
In 1698, the palace suffered a dreadful fire that destroyed most of the complex, especially the old Tudor buildings with wooden roofs. The Banqueting House, a party pavilion designed by Iñigo Jones and whose ceiling was decorated by Rubens, was saved from the fire.
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The British Council is a public cultural institute whose mission is to spread knowledge of the English language and its culture through training and other educational activities. In addition, this public entity plays a relevant role in improving the external relations of the United Kingdom. Its headquarters are in Manchester and London.
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Downing Street is a street in central London, which houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the United Kingdom Treasury. Located near Whitehall, just minutes from the House of Parliament,
Downing Street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing, a soldier and diplomat who served during the term of Oliver Cromwell and Charles II of England. Downing Street is used as a synonym for the United Kingdom Government.
For more than three hundred years, he has maintained the status of official residence for the First Lord of the Treasury, an office that is now homologated with that of the Prime Minister, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Treasury.
The official residence of the Prime Minister is No. 10 Downing Street; that of the Chancellor, number 11. The Head of the government bench has an official residence at number 12. The current one, however, is number 9. The houses on the south side of the street were demolished in the 19th century. to build new government offices, now occupied by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Trafalgar Square ("Trafalgar Square" or "Trafalgar Square", in Spanish) is a square in central London (United Kingdom), built to commemorate the battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805), in which the British Navy He defeated the French and Spanish navies against the end of Trafalgar, Los Caños de Meca, a town in the municipality of Vejer de la Frontera (now belonging to Barbate after its segregation in 1940), Cádiz, Spain. The original name was William IV Square, but George Ledwell Taylor suggested changing the name.
In the northern part of the square the royal stables were located since the time of Eduardo I, while to the south was the original Charing Cross. Charing Cross is currently considered to be the heart of London and from it all distances are measured.
In 1820, King George IV commissioned John Nash to urbanize the area. The current architecture of the square is due to Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.
The square is the usual place of political demonstrations and is the place on which Nelson's column stands.
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The Carlton House was a London mansion that served as a home for the ruling prince for a few decades. It was between Pall Mall and The Mall, in the St. James district of the British capital, west of Trafalgar Square.
The house was built in the early eighteenth century for Henry Boyle, baron of Carlton, going into royal domain when it was acquired by Frederick, prince of Wales in 1732. His grandson expanded the house with the help of the architect Henry Holland between 1782 and 1796. The location of the house was one of the reasons for the creation of the ceremonial route made by John Nash.
Carlton House was spacious and opulent. In many countries he would receive the name of palace, but when the ruling prince became George IV in 1820, he said that his official residence, St. James's palace and that of his father Jorge III, Buckingham House were inadequate for his needs. It was thought to expand Carlton House, but in the end it was decided to turn Buckingham House into Buckingham Palace. Carlton House was finally demolished in 1825.
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The Theater Royal, Haymarket (also known as the Haymarket Theater or the Little Theater) is a theater located in London whose origin dates back to 1720. In 1766, thanks to the sponsorship of the Duke of York, younger brother of the monarch, Jorge III, who managed a real patent, the theater was recognized as real theater.
The original building was a little further north, on the same street. It is in its current location since 1821, and was redesigned by John Nash.
The Haymarket has been the scene of some significant innovations in the theater. In 1873 the first matinee session was scheduled (representation that takes place early in the afternoon), establishing a custom that other theaters followed very soon. Six years later, its auditorium was restructured and equipped for the first time with a proscenium. Its current capacity is 888 spectators.
The building was declared a classified monument in 1970.
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BP plc, formerly British Petroleum, is an energy company, primarily dedicated to oil and natural gas based in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the largest companies in the world, the eighth according to the American magazine Forbes, and the third largest private company dedicated to oil and gas after ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell.
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The National Gallery
The National Gallery is the main art museum in London, located on the northern edge of Trafalgar Square in the city of Westminster, in the center of Greater London. Opened in 1824, it has a collection of more than 2300 paintings, mostly European, from a large historical period between 1250 and 1900. For its content it is a gallery and not a generalist museum, as it does not exhibit sculptures or other arts, which are shown in other important museums of the capital. Sculptures and decorative arts are in the Victoria and Albert Museum; the British Museum houses archeology and drawings, mainly; and post-1900 art is exhibited at Tate Modern. Some paintings by British authors are exhibited in the National Gallery, but the National Collection of British Art is mainly concentrated in the Tate Britain museum, specifically dedicated to the art of the country.
The National Gallery is an exempt charity (non-profit organization) and a public department of the Department of Culture, Media and Sports. Its collection belongs to the English people and access is free, although for some temporary exhibitions yes Payment of a ticket is required. The National Gallery is considered one of the most visited art museums in the world after the Louvre Museum in Paris, the British Museum in London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Unlike comparable museums on the European continent, such as the Parisian Louvre or the Prado in Madrid, the National Gallery was not formed by nationalizing a real art collection. The collection of English monarchs subsists today as an independent entity (Royal Collection). The National Gallery was created with a didactic purpose, to make art accessible to all social classes, and took its first steps in 1824 when the British government bought 38 paintings of the heirs of John Julius Angerstein, an insurance broker and patron of the arts. After this foundational purchase, the gallery was enriched mainly with acquisitions made by its first directors (highlights Sir Charles Lock Eastlake) and private donations, which include about two thirds of the collection. The current repertoire is small in figures compared to many European national museums, but it is encyclopedic in scope; many of the greatest achievements of Western painting "from Giotto to Cézanne" are represented with important examples. It used to be said that this museum was one of the few with national rank that has all its works exposed, given its high quality but currently it does not happen like this: the museum does have stored works, due to the constant numerical growth of the collection and an exhibition of the most comfortable paintings.
The current National Gallery building was designed by William Wilkins between 1832 and 1838. Only the facade in Trafalgar Square remains essentially unchanged since its origin, as the building has been expanding along its facades throughout history. Wilkins' primitive building was often criticized for its impersonal design and for its lack of space; the second problem was alleviated by the establishment of the Tate Gallery for British art in 1897. However, the museum continued to require more space and at the end of the 20th century added the Sainsbury wing, an extension on the west side of the museum designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown who is a notable example of Postmodernist architecture in England.
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Charing Cross is the name of one of the most important train stations in London, but also, although less known, the city center itself.
Its denomination is due to the old village of Charing that was one mile (1’6 kilometers) from old London. There was a road that ran from Ludgate (an entrance to the London wall) to the Palace of Westminster. In Charing there were numerous inns where the people who crossed the road stopped and spent the night and in this way the village grew.
At the moment it is the point from where the distances by road to London are measured, and formerly it served to fix the scope of the laws according to the distance that separated them from Charing Cross.
The etymology of Charing could come from "Chere-Reine", that is, "Dear Queen" or also from "cerring" which means "curve" as a 90 degree that makes the Thames.
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Hotel Cecil or Cecil Hotel can refer to several different establishments in the world. In addition to those generated by the hotel chain Cecil and others with that name, they can be listed, among the most historic:
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National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery (in Spanish: National Portrait Gallery) is one of the most famous museums in London. Not to be confused with the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, United States.
His collection consists of portraits of prominent characters in the story; The building is built just behind the National Gallery.
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The Northumberland House was a huge, now missing, Jacobin-style mansion located at the western end of the Strand in London and its construction dates back to 1605. It was demolished in 1874. It was named that way because for most of its history it was the London residence of the Percy family, whose members were counts and, later, Dukes of Northumberland, one of the richest and most prominent English aristocratic dynasties for many centuries. In his last years he had views of Trafalgar Square.
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The Banqueting House is a historic building in London, the only one that subsists from the former Whitehall Palace, which was razed by a fire in 1698. It is located at the end of Whitehall Street near Trafalgar Square. It is a building with protection of Grade I.
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10 Downing Street
The number 10 of Downing Street is the official residence and work office of the first lord of the Treasury and the prime minister of the United Kingdom. His Majesty's Government headquarters are located on Downing Street in the City of Westminster in London, England.
The center of the United Kingdom Government is the home and workplace of the prime minister, with offices for secretaries, assistants and advisers. It also contains conference rooms and dining rooms where the prime minister meets with other foreign leaders and dignitaries. The building is near the Palace of Westminster, which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and Buckingham Palace, residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
In its origins the number 10 were three houses. In 1732 King George II gave these three houses to Sir Robert Walpole as thanks to the services rendered to the nation. Walpole accepted them but on the condition that they would be a gift to the office of the first lord of the Treasury rather than a gift to himself. Walpole hired William Kent to join them in the same building, which is what is now known as 10 Downing Street.
The reorganization was not an immediate success. Despite its large size and location, there are few prime ministers who have lived there. The number 10 was closed many times to proceed to its demolition, due to its maintenance cost and the neglected and decadent state. [Citation needed] However, the number 10 survived and was linked to many of the great statesmen and events of the British history Gradually, people began to appreciate its historical value. In 1985, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said that the number 10 had become "one of the most precious jewels of national heritage."
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Pall Mall is a street in the city of Westminster, London, located in the Southwest and Battersea (SW1) postal zone and parallel to The Mall, starting from the St. James Road and crossing through from Waterloo Place to Haymarket. Pall Mall East (East Pall Mall) continues towards Trafalgar Square. The street becomes a public thoroughfare in the St. James's area, and in the section of the A4 regional road.
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Leicester Square is a pedestrian square in the West End of London. England. The square is located within an area that runs along Lisle Street to the north, Charing Cross Road to the east, Orange Street to the south and Whitcomb Street to the west. It is located within the City of Westminster, and at an identical distance (370 meters) from Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, Covent Garden to the east and Cambridge Circus to the north.