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English Audio Request

booksworm
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please natural speed with pauses when mentioning new buildings or landmarks, I'm going to show slides.

London
London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together.

They are:
the City of London (or 'the City') the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi). It was the original Roman settlement (Londinium), it is the oldest part of London.

the City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located there, too.

Together with the 32 boroughs of inner and outer London they make up a region known as Greater London.

London: a city of extremes

London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.

London Metropolitan Area has a population of around 15,000,000 (2011)

London has the highest population density; in Britain, with 5,206/km2 (13,466/sq mi) people per square kilometre (13,466 per square mile);

London has the tallest building in Europe: the Shard;

London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the ‘Tube’;

London has the largest area of underground system;

London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries;

London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe.

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  • London intro ( recorded by kait403 ), New York

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  • London intro ( recorded by ouhannahbanana ), South-West English

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  • London intro ( recorded by peepsofmorecambe ), Average English

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    London

    Modern
    London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together, London and Westminster.

    Firstly let us look at London.

    The City of London (or 'the City') is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile, which is equivalent to 2.59 square kilometres. It was the original Roman settlement (Londinium) and it is the oldest part of London.

    The City of Westminster is where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Buckingham Palace, which is the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family is located there also.

    Together with the 32 boroughs of inner and outer London they make up a region known as Greater London.

    London: a city of extremes

    London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.

    The London Metropolitan Area has a population of around 15,000,000 (according to figures for 2011)

    London has the highest population density in Britain, with 5,206 people per square kilometre (13,466 per square mile);

    London has the tallest building in Europe: the Shard;

    London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the ‘Tube’;

    London has the largest area of an underground system;

    London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries;

    London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe.

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