It would take a lifetime to see everything London has to offer. As Europe’s largest city, London is host to more than 25 millions guests a year, yet it is never too crowded to be enjoyable. From the arts to sports; from fashion to film to finance, London offers a multitude of options. The City Center is just 1 mile square, but fans out into many picturesque villages, boroughs, and corporations. Some seven million Londoners live in the greater London area, which covers more than 609 square miles. Nearly 40 ethnic groups with populations of 10,000 or more call London home. Numerous guided and self-guided tours emanate from London to the surrounding countryside, serving destinations such as Greenwich Observatory, Stratford-on-Avon and western England, Scotland, and Wales. Many visitors also plan a quick round-trip on the "Chunnel", the undersea rail service connecting England with France.
Within the city, popular destinations include the Tower of London, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Parliament building. The ongoing celebration of London’s dazzling history combines with 21st Century hospitality to engage and entertain visitors from around the world.