Ten fun facts about London
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A discovery in 2010 indicates that settlements in the London area took place as early as 4500 B.C.
The city is home to the first and original Hard Rock Cafe as well as Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded many of their songs.
The National Portrait Gallery, founded in 1856, holds some of the world's most extensive collection of portraits with pictures of people from British history.
The city is an important place for media and home to important figures in history, including Virginia Woolf, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.Fact 5
The London Business School is considered the world's leading business school. In 2010, the "Financial Times" ranked its MBA program the best in the world.Fact 6
Since the city attracts at least 14 million visitors from all over the world, it is the most visited city in Europe.Fact 7
FDi Magazine labeled London as the 'European City of the Future' in February 2014.Fact 8
As of 2014, there are about 72 billionaires living in the city. This is the largest number in the world.Fact 9
The world's oldest scientific zoo is in Regent's Park called the London Zoo.Fact 10
From 1831 to 1925, London was the world's largest city. Since it was so overcrowded, a cholera epidemic occurred in 1848 and took 14,000 lives. Go to more capital facts ❯
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