London

Through History

Where and What is London?

London is the largest city and capital of England. It is divided into 33 districts. The city of London is just one of the 33 districts. It is sometimes referred to as "The Square Mile" because of the city's approximate size. It is located on the Thames River (Pronounced "tames") and was first settled by the Romans 3000 years ago.

Similarities

London is where the queen of England is located. The queen of England at the moment is Queen Elizabeth II. She has been the queen for 64 years, making her the longest reigning monarch ever in England. Telephone boxes have become an iconic figure in London and all of England. While the model has changed slighly they are still the same color, red.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of England for 64 Years

Phone Box

Symbolic of London

Differences

London buses have been around for a long time. They were even used in the 1800's, when it was driven by horses. The current model of double decker bus is the 2012 New Routemaster. The model on 1975 was the 1959 AEC Routemaster. One thing that changes very often and is hard to measure, is the dollar to pound exchange. (Pounds are English currency) They often change every day. In the 1970's, $2.22 would get you 1 pound. The current exchange rate is $1.44 to 1 pound.

Horse Drawn Bus

1875 "Knifeboard" Horse-Bus

English Currency

An English Pound