Capital city of the United Kingdom, London is one of the major cultural and economic hubs in Europe. Its population, one of the most cosmopolitan in the Western world, goes well beyond 8 million souls. London has a worldwide appeal and attracts talents from the whole planet, from artists in search for inspiration to bankers looking for jobs. London was founded by the Romans, but it is mainly since the nineteenth century and Queen Victoria's reign that London started having a major role on the world scene, first as capital of the British Empire up to today, as one of the world financial centers. Museums, promenades, attractions, exhibitions, pubs are all around: the city's offer is such that, as a traveler, it is piece of cake to find attractions that will suit you. Remember, life is London is very expensive, from accomodation to food and exhibitions, so keep having an eye on your budget.
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