London - The CityEngland—the birthplace of formidable authors Shakespeare and Dickens, the proving ground of legendary heroes King Arthur and Robin Hood, and the home of artistic greats John Constable and JMW Turner. Throughout the ages, England has made incredible contributions in the fields of literature, theater, art, and architecture. And England continues to offer the world so much.
A massive cosmopolitan city in southeast England, London serves as one of the world's most important cultural and business capitals. The world-famous theaters, the breathtaking art collections and museums, the River Thames meandering through the city center, the cultural melting pot of the East End, and the trendy West End with Soho and Trafalgar Square—all combine to form the London of today.
You can explore artistic treasures at the National and Tate galleries, visit the resting place of the royals at Westminster Abbey, watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, or pick through antiques, jewelry, and second-hand clothes at Portobello Market.