Capital and largest city of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom with a total population of 9,002,488. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre, was founded by the Romans as Londinium and retains boundaries close to its medieval ones. Since the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which largely comprises Greater London, governed by the Greater London Authority. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London, has for centuries held the national government and parliament.

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The mayor of London has said Donald Trump's term as US president led to a significant rise in racial abuse directed at him.
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A blaze broke out at a property in London after a man burned timber on an open fire in his living room to heat his home.
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The Metropolitan Police are searching for six-year-old twins who have been reported missing in south London.
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Two companies behind large swathes of London's West End are in advanced talks about a £3.5bn merger that would unite world-famous tourist destinations,..
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