Geography of London

London lies on the River Thames , about 50 km from the North Sea . The river has London for many . Rising have flooded the city more than once. In the 1970s and 80s a large was built in the eastern part of the city to stop incoming water from the nation's capital.

London is divided into three main .

  • The City is London's financial district and the oldest part of the capital . It is very small, with a of only one square mile. only a few thousand people live here, hundreds of thousands into the City every day to work in the big office buildings of large banks and other institutions.
  • The West End London's government Westminster as well as the famous shopping streets around Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. The city's famous cinemas, theatres and bars are in the West End. Most of London's tourist attractions are here.
  • The South Bank is the area south of the Thames River. It is a cultural district with many concert halls, museums, theatres and galleries.

Bank of England in the City of London

Piccadilly Circus at night

Graffiti in the South Bank district of London
Author: Villy Fink Isaksen