The original "City of London" was a Roman settlement that was established in the 1st century. It was located in an area that was one square mile and today that historical district is known as the "Square Mile" or officially "City of London". The "City of London" is a major international financial sector for Britain with 225 banks, the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange located within its boundaries. Today the "Greater London" area includes 32 London Boroughs plus the City of London. Another area of Central London is the district of Westminster which is the seat of the government and where you will find Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, Downing Street, Whitehall and the Westminster Abbey. Central London also includes the districts of Covent Garden, Soho, Chelsea, Bloomsbury, South Bank and Notting Hill. London is considered the largest city in Europe with a population of 12 and 14 million people in the greater metropolitan area. Through the center of London runs the River Thames, the longest river in England.
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