Ten fun facts about London

Fact 1
A discovery in 2010 indicates that settlements in the London area took place as early as 4500 B.C.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
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.

Fact 4
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.

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The capital city of England and the United Kingdom.