Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu
Revision 1.1 London is the most important political, financial, cultural and artistic center of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important cities of the world. In London there are many institutions and corporate headquarters of global importance; many important buildings: palaces, museums, theaters, concert halls, airports, railway stations, numerous embassies and consulates. London is a huge engine of the world economy. City is the largest financial center of London, home to banks, securities companies, insurance companies, law and accounting. A second financial district is developing, Canary Wharf. More than half of the top 100 British companies have their headquarters in central London and more than 70% in the metropolitan area of London. 31% of the world monetary transactions take place in London. Here are selling and buying more dollars than in New York, and more euros than in all other European cities. Tourism is one of the most important industries of the United Kingdom; over 350,000 people worked in tourism in 2003 only in London. With a number of universities, colleges and schools, London has a population of about 378,000 students, making it an important center of research and development.