Do you know the capital city of England? Right. London is the capital of the United Kingdom.
Look at the map carefully. Here is London. Can you see it? It is situated in southeastern England along the Thames River. London is a well-known city with a population of about 7 millions. It is the largest city in Europe. Although it is no longer included among the world’s most populous cities, London is still one of the world’s major financial and cultural capitals.
Are you still with me? OK, thank you. Let’s continue. London’s climate is generally mild and damp although it can be erratic. London is one of the driest parts of Britain. However, the weather is generally cloudy, and sometimes it rains on half the days of the year. With the mean temperature in July of about 18° C (about 64° F), London has warmer summers than most of the island. It’s frosty during winters in London. Fog frequently develops in winter.
Now let me tell you about the city. London’s metropolitan area extends for more than 30 miles. Most of Central London is located north of the Thames. It contains the City of London, the City of Westminster, and districts in the West End. The City of London is the heart of the city. The City of Westminster is the seat of the national government.