London is one of the most important political, financial and cultural centres in the world, making a significant impact on education, entertainment, media and the arts across the globe.
The city is the hub of business for many domestic and international companies. The headquarters of more than half of the UK’s top 100 companies and over 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies are based in the capital.
London is without doubt a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors, with annual expenditure by tourists of around £15 billion. With just some of London’s attractions listed below, it is easy to see why.