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From the bright lights of the West End and Theatreland to the smart streets of Kensington and Chelsea and the busy bustle of the City and Canary Wharf, London is a great, sprawling melting pot of a city, a fascinating blend of history and modernity.
And 2012 has been an exciting year for the city, with the London Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee both being a storming success.
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official London home of the British monarch since 1837

Beefeater, Tower of London

The Tower Beefeaters

Britain’s Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, are the eyes and ears of the Tower of London

Fireworks on Big Ben for London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics: Picture Gallery

The best athletes in the world are set to descend on London from 27th July 2012 for this summer’s Olympic Games, with 205 countries expected to take part in 26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports.

houses of parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Step inside London’s most famous landmark and follow its 1,000-year journey from ancient palace to modern-day parliament

Portobello Road Market

Places to visit in Notting Hill

This area of west London has changed dramatically from a past synonymous with intrigue and scandal. Here are our favourite places to visit in Notting Hill and Bayswater

Victorian London Featured Image

Victorian London photo gallery

A wonderful section of images of historic London, taken towards the end of the 19th century during Queen Victorian’s reign

St Paul’s Cathedral

With its famous great dome, Sir Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, has reinvented itself time after time and now stands as a true icon of the London skyline

London’s Blue Plaques

Scattered across London in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life, connecting people and places and providing an emotional engagement with the city’s rich history.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey in pictures

Take a look at our picture gallery of one of London’s must-visit buildings below

What’s your favourite London attraction?

London boasts come fantastic attractions, but which is the best? We want you to let us know!