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The All England Club is a place in London where the oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon, is held each year. It's definitely worth visiting because it's probably the most prestigious tennis event on the planet. was a tragic moment in the history of London, which occurred in 1666. It destroyed more than 13 000 houses, almost a hundred churches and even St. Paul's Cathedral. the current London-born 89 year-old British monarch, mother of Charles, Prince of Wales. Her coronation was in 1953 and soon, in September this year, she will have been the head of United Kingdom for the longest period in the history of the UK. There are many special events and people in the his tory of London. Lets look back at history... one of the most populous cities in Europe. the political, financial and cultural centre of the United Kingdom. The capital city of the United Kingdom is London, one of the most populous cities in Europe, with a population of about 8,5 million residents. London is... It's also the official residence of the British Queen, Elizabeth II. London is located in the south-east of England and stands on the River Thames. London is led by the Mayor of London, who is elected by the voters across London every 4 years. Also the 25-seat London Assembly is formed on the results of these elections. is probably the most famous nickname given to London. It refers to the massive air pollution represented by many great clouds of smog in the sky. Financial & business centre London is the political centre of the UK because the UK's most important political bodies and authorities are located there. London is home to plenty of international corporations and banks as well as to many wealthy people. In recent years, many rich Arabs and Indians moved there and invested a lot of money in local companies, sport clubs and luxury properties. Cultural centre The 2012 Summer Olympics were held in London, which became the first city that hosted Olympic Games three times. London is full of various cultural and entertainment venues, such as museu ms, concert halls, galleries, theatres and sporting venues, as well as significant events, such as concerts, sports even ts, plays, shows and exhibitions. W hile w e are in London, w e can visit many outstanding places and events. Buckingham Palace in London, situated next to the famous Hyde Park, is the official residence and workplace of the British Queen. The Blitz was a period of the Second World War, roughly from 1940 to 1941. During this period, London suffered mass-bombing by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). Civilian areas were also bombed and about 20 000 Londoners were killed. London London is an international transportation hub - it has the busiest airport system in the world which comprises of 6 international airports, including the third busiest airport in the world, Heathrow. W ho are its leaders? In 2011, this particular airport system handled more than 130 000 000 passengers. Heathrow Airport itself is the busiest airport in Europe for passenger traffic. In 2014, it handled 73,4 million passengers which is almost 7 times more than Václav Havel Airport in Prague. The British Queen, currently Elizabeth II., has her official residence in Buckingham Palace. Both houses of the British Parliament meet in Westminster Palace close to the River Thames. 10 Downing Street, London, has for many years been the most famous address and residence to the British Prime Minister, the head of the British Government. London has many nicknames. The current Mayor of London is Sadiq Khan from the Labour Party. The next London elections will be held in 2020. W here is it situated? The City of London Kensington & Chelsea P robably the most famous currently living Londoner is... The Hyde Park is one of the largest and probably the best known park in London. It's famous for Speakers' Corner, a place where anyone can make a speech. It's located near Buckingham Palace. Charlie Chaplin was a London-born comic actor, who became famous in Hollywood movies in the silent film era during the 1910s and 1920s. He is considered to be one of the most influential figures in movie industry of all time. was one of the greatest writers and playwrights ever, author of famous plays like "Hamlet", "Romeo a