London Sw7 - Knightsbridge

In the central region of SW7 you will find the suburb of South Kensington.

A Settlement has existed since well before Roman times on the site where London stands today. The Roman city of Londinium was established just after the Roman conquest of Britannia in the year 43. Between 190 and 225 the London Wall was built around the landward side of the city by the Romans. Roman rule ended in the year 410. London then experienced a gradual revival under the Anglo-Saxons, as well as the Norsemen, and emerged as a great medieval trading city, and eventually replaced Winchester as the royal capital of England in the early 1000Άs. This paramount status for London was confirmed when William the Conqueror, a Norman, built the Tower of London after the conquest in 1066 and was crowned King of England in Westminster.

London went from strength to strength and with the rise of England to first European then global prominence and the city became a great centre of culture, government and industry. With the rise of Britain to supreme maritime power in the 18th and 19th centuries and the possessor of the largest global empire, London became an imperial capital and drew people and influences from around the world to become, for many years, the largest city in the world. Londons long association with the theatre, for example, can be traced back to the English renaissance.

Some of the most prominent tourist attractions established by the Royal Family over the years are: the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Tower of London, Kew Palace and Westminster Abbey.

These days London is a vibrant, metropolitan city. London has something to offer everyone - majestic stately houses, tranquil green parks and a zoo, engrossing museums and art galleries and bustling shopping centres with all the major stores, specialist shops and markets. Other places to see includes: the Tower of London, the London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral, Madame Tussauds wax museum, Big Ben, Stonehenge, the White Cliffs of Dover and London Dungeon to name but a few.

London has something for everyone and hoppa can take you there from London Gatwick Airport!

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