London

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The centre of London (City of London) is home to business, culture and history.




"London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.London is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities and has been called the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, innovative, sustainable, most investment-friendly, and most-popular-for-work city. London exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. London ranks 26th out of 300 major cities for economic performance. It is one of the largest financial centres and has either the fifth or the sixth largest metropolitan area GDP. It is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic. It is the leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and London is home to highly ranked institutions such as Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, the London School of Economics in social sciences, and the comprehensive University College London and King's College London. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2018 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,908,081, the third most populous of any city in Europe and accounts for 13.4% of the UK population. London's urban area is the third most populous in Europe, after Moscow and Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The London commuter belt is the most populous in Europe with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016. Prior to Brexit, London had been the largest city in the EU.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world." Wikipedia









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London

We enjoyed our visit to London, it is a great place to visit on a sunny day, even in winter. We walked around St Catherine's docks and Gretna Green.

St Katherine Docks

The marina is well presented in a lovely setting but has limited security

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London City Airport
1 . London City Airport

London City Airport is the UK's leading business airport serving over 40 destinations across the UK, Europe and the USA, with connections to the rest of the world through the major European hubs

Heathrow Airport
2 . Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is found to west of London and has 5 terminals serving domestic and international flights.

Gatwick Airport
3 . Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick operates the world’s most efficient single runway and is the second largest airport in the UK. Uniquely home to a mix of airline operators from scheduled to low-cost and charter ai...





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St Katherine Docks
1 . St Katherine Docks

St. Katharine Docks offers great facilities in an iconic setting. As the only central London marina, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of sailing up the Thames and mooring right next to the ...

Limehouse Marina
2 . Limehouse Marina

Just up river from Canary Wharf behind a lock and home to long boats, motor boats and yachts.

South Dock Marina
3 . South Dock Marina

The marina provides both leisure and residential berths on an annual basis. It also provides a small number of visitor berths on a dedicated visitor pontoon. Occasionally, if a long term berth hold...

Chelsea Harbour Marina
4 . Chelsea Harbour Marina

Across the river from Battersea park in Fulham / Chelsea this small marina may have some space for visitors.

Gallions Point Marina
5 . Gallions Point Marina

At the western end of City Airport behind a lock

Chatham Maritime Marina
6 . Chatham Maritime Marina

The first of three large basins is accessed via the lock from the river Medway. Inside a series of finger pontoons provide mooring and access to a commercial environment.

Port Werburgh Marina
7 . Port Werburgh Marina

Port Werburgh Marina is a traditional marina with modern facilities. There is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with few rules and good security. The Marina is part of Port Werburgh on the norther...

Gillingham Marina
8 . Gillingham Marina

Situated on the south bank of the River Medway, only eight miles from Sheerness, the Marina lies below the Chatham Historic Dockyard in Gillingham Reach. Five miles downstream of Rochester Bridge, ...

Lady Bee Marina
9 . Lady Bee Marina

Lady Bee Marina is situated just inside the Port’s main shipping canal. Being berthed inside the canal gives shelter from bad weather and ensures the comfort of deep water and security. There app...

Brighton Marina
10 . Brighton Marina

A vibrant, cosmopolitan cocktail of boating enthusiasts, bars, restaurants, entertainment and chic shops best sums up this marina. Perfect for yachts and motorboats alike, family friendly and fun, ...

Newhaven Marina
11 . Newhaven Marina

Situated a quarter of a mile in from the harbour entrance on the western bank of the River Ouse, Newhaven Marina offers good shelter at all times and is accessible in all weathers and all tides. ...

The Shipyard
12 . The Shipyard

The Shipyard Littlehampton provides deep water pontoon moorings only a few hundred yards from the harbour entrance on the river Arun.

Littlehampton Marina
13 . Littlehampton Marina

At Littlehampton Marina, we have a range of mooring options available, Versadocks for Personal Water Craft (PWC) and boat parks for powered craft who prefer dry, on shore storage. Unlike some other...

Harbour of Rye
14 . Harbour of Rye

Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy ya...

Soverign Harbour Marina
15 . Soverign Harbour Marina

The large Sovereign Harbour is made up of five harbours: the drying Outer Harbour, the Inner Harbour, the South Harbour, the West Harbour and the North Harbour. Perfect for yachting and motor boat ...

Chichester Marina
16 . Chichester Marina

A first-class marina set in the beauty of a natural harbour and picturesque countryside makes Chichester a wonderful destination marina and a worthy recipient of the Yacht Harbour Association’s F...

Birdham Pool Marina
17 . Birdham Pool Marina

A sheltered locked marina of 275 berths in an area of outstanding natural beauty six miles from the entrance to Chichester Harbour. Quaint and beautiful yet with modern facilities, a fully equip...

Emsworth Marina
18 . Emsworth Marina

We have 225 fully serviced pontoon berths arranged on five pontoons, A, B, C, D and Dock together with a visitor pontoon for five or six boats. All the pontoon walkways and fingers have been renewe...

Northney Marina
19 . Northney Marina

Northney Marina is situated on the north shore of Hayling Island within Chichester Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in Europe. The facilities at this 228-berth marina include a relax...

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Gravesend
1 . Gravesend
(England )

Gravesend is near the mouth of the River Thames on the southern bank, east of London.

Datchet
2 . Datchet
(England )

Village in Berkshire near Windsor and Slough.

Sendmarsh
3 . Sendmarsh
(England )

Send Marsh is a small village close to Ripley in Surrey.

Rochester
4 . Rochester
(England )

Rochester is an old historic town in the south east of England set back from the sea but accessed by the Rover Medway.

Sheerness
5 . Sheerness
(Isle of Sheppey )

Sheerness is on the northern tip of the Isle of Sheppey and at the mouth of the River Medway leading to Rochester.

Brighton
6 . Brighton
(England )

Brighton is an English seaside resort town. About an hour south of London by train, it's a popular day-trip destination. Its broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era build...

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7 . Shoreham-by-Sea
(England )

A town to the west of Brighton on the River Adur.

Worthing
8 . Worthing
(Hayling Island )

A large town on the south coast of England to the west of Brighton.

Newhaven
9 . Newhaven
(England )

A town set back from the coast but connected by the Rover Ouse.

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10 . Bexhill-on-Sea
(England )

A large town (with Bexhill-on-Sea) to the east of Eastbourne.

Littlehampton
11 . Littlehampton
(England )

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Herne Bay
12 . Herne Bay
(England )

Herne Bay is west of Margate and east of 'The Swale' and the Isle of Sheppey.

Hastings
13 . Hastings
(England )

An old historic town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy beach and a pier.

Eastbourne
14 . Eastbourne
(England )

An historic large south east facing town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy coastline.

Winchelsea Beach
15 . Winchelsea Beach
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A small town on the south coast of England with a long sandy beach.

Bognor Regis
16 . Bognor Regis
(England )

A large tourist town on the southern coast of England east of Portsmouth and West of Worthing.

Aldwick
17 . Aldwick
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A large coastal town adjoining Pagham to the west and Bognor Regis to the east.

Bosham
18 . Bosham
(England )

A small town at the end of the Bosham Channel connected to the English Channel by Chichester Harbour.

St Mary's Bay
19 . St Mary's Bay
(England )

A small town on the southern coast of England north of Littlestone-on-Sea.

Littlestone
20 . Littlestone
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An east facing coastal town on the southern coast of England.

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