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  • London is the capital and largest city of England.
  • London is the biggest city in western Europe, and the world’s largest financial centre.
  • For a long time, London was a small city. All its people lived inside the walls that were built by the Romans. This area is still called the City of London. There were many villages around the city. Gradually, more people came to live there. Then, step by step, the villages joined together into one huge city.
  •  London Underground is the main way commuters get into London.
  • There are five airports within the suburbs of Greater London making it easy to get to!
  • Home to many tourist spots such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. There are so many that would run out. Living there at university means you can explore them all!

Imperial College of Science Facts

  • Imperial College London, a science-based institution based in the centre of the capital.
  • A focus on four main areas: science, engineering, medicine and business.
  • The institution has its roots in the vision of Prince Albert to make London’s South Kensington a centre for education, with colleges going alongside the nearby Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum.
  • Imperial was granted its charter in 1907, merging the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the City & Guilds College.
  • The institution boasts 14 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.


South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK

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