London is an incredible city which is a fabulous host to tourists. Immersed in history, this big city is brimming with culture and art. Add to it some larger-than-life landmarks, and you have got one of the finest cities in the world. Classy and sassy at the same time, there is no other city which can beat the aura of London. Here are some interesting facts about London:
1.London was not always called London. Before settling in on the name ‘London’, it had a series of names – Londonium, Ludenwic, and Ludenburg!
2.The Romans were the first to make London their home.
3.Queen Elizabeth 2 may be the head of State, but she needs permission from the Lord Mayor to enter the city of London. Now who would have thought that?
4. In UK, drivers drive on the left side of the road. But there is one road in London where drivers can drive only on the right side. There are exceptions to every rule. We all know that.
5.In 2016, London was ranked as the 6th most expensive city to live in. So if you have a big fat saving, then you can move to London. But if not, then no Sir, London is not your place. You should be content with a London holiday instead. Don’t hate us for saying this.
6.In 2014, 16 million people visited London, making it the most-visited city. If you are also toying with the idea of a London holiday, then we chart some of the best holiday packages.

7.London tried to compete with Eiffel tower by building a structure taller than that. But the construction had to be stalled and the structure demolished because it was unsteady. This is a classic case of competition gone sour.
8.It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. You may think we have a killer sense of humour, but we are being dead serious here.
9.London is one of the richest cities, with more than 70 billionaires. We can see your jaw dropping!
10.There is a Cereal Café in London which serves more than a 100 varieties of cereals from different parts of the world. On your holiday to London, your breakfast is sorted.

11. More than 300 languages are spoken in London. So when you are in London, the chances of finding someone who speaks your change is really high up there.
12. Big Ben is one of the highlights of Europe tourism. But contrary to popular perception, (hold your breath), Big Ben is not the tower, it is the bell inside it. We bet you didn’t know it before.

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