Infectious Diseases 2018 Meeting & Hospitality
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
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 has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. The city's metropolitan area is the most populous in the EU with 13,879,757 inhabitants.
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Palace of Westminster Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palaces, st Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums galleries, libraries, sporting events, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library, and West End theatres.