Capital of Great Britain

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in southeastern England, 80 km upstream from its estuary with the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the first century Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 2.9 km² and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains its medieval boundaries. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. London, the fourth fastest-growing city, is 26 out of 300 major cities for economic performance. It is one of the largest financial centers and has either the fifth or sixth largest metropolitan area GDP. It is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic. It is the leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.

Birthplace of

Jeremy Bentham, in Spitalfields, on 15 Feb 1748
William Blackstone, in Cheapside, on 10 Jul 1723
William Harold Hutt, on 3 Aug 1899
Israel Kirzner, Yisroel Mayer Kirzner, on 13 Feb 1930
John Milton, in Cheapside, on 9 Dec 1608
David Ricardo, on 18 Apr 1772

Deathplace of

Peter Thomas Bauer, on 2 May 2002
Jeremy Bentham, on 6 Jun 1832
Richard Cantillon, in Mayfair, on 14 May 1734
Richard Cobden, in Suffolk Street, on 2 Apr 1865
Bernard Mandeville, on 21 Jan 1733
James Mill, on 23 Jun 1836
John Milton, on 8 Nov 1674
George Orwell, on 21 Jan 1950
Karl Popper, on 17 Sep 1994
Nassau William Senior, in Kensington, on 4 Jun 1864
Algernon Sidney, on 7 Dec 1683

Conferences and Conventions

International Anti-Aging Conference, Fourth International Anti-Aging Conference and Exposition, from 2 Sep to 4 Sep 2004


Roads, Cars, and Responsibility, by Scott McPherson, 7 Apr 2004

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "London" as of 08 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.