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Quick London facts
- London's annual Nottinghill Carnival is the second largest carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro.
- London was the first city to reach a population of more than a million people, in 1811. It remained the largest city in the world until it was overtaken by Tokyo in 1957.
Wherever you're based in London, it's easy to take advantage of all it has to offer. The Strand, with its theatres, shops and the Savoy Hotel, Whitehall, Downing Street, the Mall and Trafalgar Square are all within reach, as is the shoppers' paradise of Covent Garden with its exclusive boutiques, hip clothes and jewellery market. For eating and drinking, the choice is mouth-watering - and if you're after some peace and quiet, St James' Park is an oasis of calm amid London's frenetic centre. Charing Cross station has Underground links throughout the capital - it's an hour to Heathrow - and direct rail links to many towns in the southeast. From Theatreland to Chinatown and Soho, there are countless places and attractions to visit, all makingLondon a remarkable city in which to live and work.