London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The River Thames travels through the city.
London is the biggest city in western Europe, and the world's largest financial centre.
London is about 2000 years old. London was founded by the Romans. It was called Londinium by the Romans. London was also called Lunnainn in Scottish Gaelic, Llundain in Welsh and Londain in Irish.
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 is one of the world's most important cities for business, finance, and politics. It is also important for culture: media, entertainment, fashion, and art. source.
London has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and cool winters. While the city annually has modest precipitation, there are long periods of overcast skies and frequent light mist-type precipitation, which may account for the rainy image of the city.
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In Tokyo, the Japanese capital, the climate is temperate, with fairly mild, sunny winters and hot, humid and rainy summers.
In Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, the climate is sub-oceanic, humid and rainy, influenced by the North Sea but also by the Atlantic Ocean.
Washington, D. C.
The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. Washington is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain.