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London is the capital and the most popular city in England and the United Kingdom, standing on the river Thames in the south-east of the island of Great Britain. London is one of the main global cities in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. It is the world's massive financial center and has the fifth or sixth largest metropolitan area GDP in the world. London generates approximately 22 percent of the UK’s GDP.
London is oft-times regarded as a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrival and has the world's immense city airport system measured by passenger traffic. It is the world's leading investment destination hosting international retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities are the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have organized the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.
Transport within UK:
Train: Transport for London operates three different railway networks across London. The largest is the London
Underground, a high-speed transit system operating on sub-surface lines and in deep-level “tube” lines. TfL also operates the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and an automated light rail system in the east of the city, and the Tram link system. The London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) account for 40 percent of the journeys between Inner London and Outer London, making them the most highly used systems in all of London. These
three systems expand to most points of London, creating a comprehensive and extensive system. One major area missed by these systems is South London, which is influenced by a large suburban rail network.
Air links: London is the best-served city with airports in the world with almost 150 million passengers using its airports. The airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City; and London Southend Airport. Heathrow and Gatwick serve long-haul, the European and domestic flights, Southend is used mainly for
European flights, The Stansted and Luton handle low-cost European and domestic services, whilst London City caters for business passengers to ephemeral and domestic destinations.
The closest airport to the city center is London City in Docklands area, approximately 10 km east of the City of London financial district. A branch of the Docklands Light Railway links the airport to the City under 25 minutes. Two other airports are at the edge of the city but within the boundaries of Greater London. Biggin Hill, around 23 km southeast of a center, and the London’s principal airport, Heathrow, 20–25 km from central London.
Public Transport: The Transport for London (TfL) Rail, Light Rail, and Trams. The Overground is an extensive network of trains run by Transport for London. The Tram Link runs across South London with three routes. London has an extensive and developed transport network which includes both public and private services.
Journeys made by public transport networks account for 37% of London’s journeys while private services accounted for 36% of journeys. London’s public transport system serves as the central hub for the United Kingdom in rail, air and road transport.
Cycling: On-road cycle lanes vary. Some have raised concrete kerbs that separate people cycling from other traffic, whilst others are defined by lines painted on the road surface. Cycle paths include routes through the royal parks, St. James’s Park, Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Green Park along with the path hand London’s canals and
Waterways. There is a behavioral code for considerate riding on London’s town paths.