The largest metropolis in Europe with a population of over 13 million, London is also called the “Capital of the World” due to its ethnically diverse population, cultural richness, historical structure, and being one of the few centers of fashion, cinema, theater and many branches of art. Public transport in London is provided by buses and the extensive underground network. The London Underground is the “oldest subway in the world”.
The British Museum, where more than 7 million historical artifacts are exhibited, is one of the must-see museums in London, which hosts millions of visitors every year. Other important museums are; It is listed as the National Gallery, National History Museum, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Imperial War Museum. Another popular museum is Madame Tussauds. The museum, which contains wax statues of the world’s famous politicians, statesmen, artists and athletes, welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye are also touristic places to see. The most famous parks and gardens in London with large green areas in the city; Hyde Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park, St. James’s Park, Kensington Gardens and Kew Gardens.
London is also of great importance for those interested in sports. The city where the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament is held is also the homeland of many famous football clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea. Tens of thousands of athletes from all over the world participate in the London Marathon, which is held every year. London, where the first Olympic Games were held in 1908, is proud to have hosted the Olympics in 1948 and 2012.