Thursday, January 5, 2012

House of Dream London by Sara Rafiq



Sara Rafiq is ex Pakistani who is living in London since last 10 years. She likes to visit different places of London. She tells us about London that London is the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center.

London is a leading global city being one of the world's largest financial centres and has the largest city GDP in Europe. Central London is home to the headquarters of most of the UK's top 100 listed companies (the FTSE 100) and more than 100 of Europe's 500 largest. London's influence in politics, finance, education, entertainment, media, fashion, the arts and culture in general contributes to its global position. It is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors. London hosted the 1908 and 1948 Summer Olympics and will host the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The River then flows to Waterloo Bridge, so named to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The current bridge was completed in 1942 having replaced a previous bridge completed in 1817. This bridge was the only London bridge to have been damaged by the Germans in the second world war. Just beyond Waterloo Bridge on the south bank is the National Theatre and combined with the South Bank Arts complex represents a world class arts centre in spectacular surroundings.