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The article is devoted to the capital of the United Kingdom. The description is based on a comparison of information about London in the past and modern London. It helps you to see the history of the capital of the United Kingdom in dynamics, assess the scale of changes and understand the reason for these changes. Modern London plays a significant role in the political, economic and cultural life of the country. Geographically the city, which is now a metropolis, is located on the River Thames in the south-eastern part of the island of Great Britain. All the famous parts of the city – the City, the West End, the East End, Westminster are quite old and historically significant and interesting. The authors trace the history of the city since its foundation, separately considering the informative names of London streets, its historical parts – the Town, many boroughs, the Tower and Hamlet.

capital of Great Britain, megapolis, City, West End, East End, Westminster, historical parts

1. Lindsey German, John Rees. A People’s History of London. - Verso Books, 2012. - P. 13. - 310 p. - ISBN 9781844678556.

2. Richardson, John. The annals of London: a year by year record of a thousand years of history. - University of California Press, 2000. - P. 6-7. - 408 p. - ISBN 0-520-22795-6.

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