London, UK

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London is on GMT only when Daylight Saving Time is not in use

Main facts about London

  • London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom (UK).
  • It is UK's most populous city. According to the latest UK Census, in 2011, London population had gone over eight million, and the 2021 census showed a further increase to 8.8 million inhabitants.
  • That means that London has not yet reached the contingent of mega-cities, with over 10 million inhabitants.
  • Despite being such a huge urban hive, there is always a good way of finding one's way around in terms of public transport.
  • One of London's boroughs, Greenwich, is the famous home of the Prime Meridian. Read more about World Time and 0 degrees Longitude.
  • London is a fascinating world city, make time for a visit to Museum of London and scroll down for a raincheck!

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