The metropolis of London is the capital of the United Kingdom and the largest city in England. Present-day London, Old London, and the surrounding cities. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.
The tourist attractions include the London Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, The British Museum, Big Ben and Parliament, National Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square. The Shard, The Two Tates: Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Covent Garden. The best Universities in London according to International Rankings are Imperial College London, University College London, King's College London, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London, Nottingham Trent University University of York.