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Though densely populated, London retains large swathes of green parkland and open space, even within the city centre.Greater London is all of the area surrounded by the M25 orbital motorway, and consists of 32 London Boroughs and the City of London that, together with the office of the Mayor of London, form the basis for London's local government.Holborn-Clerkenwell (Hatton Garden, Inns of Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Somerset House)Buffer zone between the West End and the City of London financial district, and the home of English Common Law.Leicester Square (National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square)A West End district that is the centre of London's Theatreland, features UK and world cinema premieres and is also home to the city's Chinatown.Once the stalking ground of Jack the Ripper, now home to hipstery bars, art galleries and parks, and an extremely diverse population.Greenwich (Air Line cable car, Maritime Greenwich, Prime Meridian, Royal Observatory, The O2 Arena)On the pretty southern banks of the Thames is an area with strong links to Britain's seafaring heritage and breathtaking views across to Canary Wharf.Soho (Carnaby Street, Soho Square)Dense concentration of highly fashionable restaurants, cafés, clubs and jazz bars, as well as London's gay village all mixed in with a cluster of sex shops and seedier adult entertainment venues.
South (Chessington World of Adventures, Chislehurst Caves, Down House)Containing many commuter suburbs formerly belonging to the counties Kent and Surrey with housing in varying styles, as well as the buzzing urban centres of Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Croydon and Bromley.
Relax in one of two beautiful Royal parks, Green Park and St James's Park Camden (British Library, Camden Town Markets, Jewish Museum, King's Cross and St Pancras International stations)A diverse area of north London that includes eclectic Camden Town, a hub of alternative fashion and youth-oriented markets.
East End (Brick Lane, Columbia Road, Docklands, Museum of Childhood, Petticoat Lane)A traditional working class heartland of inner London to the east of The City, made famous by countless movies and TV shows.
Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million, but the estimate of between 12 and 14 million people in the greater metropolitan area better reflects its size and importance.
Considered one of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.