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London Travel Guide

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. London obtains a varied array of people, cultures and religions, and over 300 languages are used in its boundaries. In July 2007 London had an official populace of 7,556,900 in the limits of Greater London, turning it into the most heavily populated city in the European Union. The Greater London Municipal Area, the next largest in the European Union, contains a populace of 8,278,251.

London has a moderate marine climate, similar to much of the British Isles, so the city hardly ever sees very high or low temperatures. Summers are warm with a July high of 73 degrees F and low of 56.5 degrees F. But temperatures can exceed 77 degrees F on many days, and in nearly each year they surpass 86 degrees F on some days. The top temperature ever recorded was 100 degrees F on 10 August 2003 for the period of the 2003 European heat wave. Winters in London are chilly, but rarely below freezing with daytime highs around 41-46 degrees Fahrenheit, while spring has mild days and cool evenings. Autumn is usually mild but often unsettled as colder air from the north and warmer air from the south meet.

Carnival de Cuba is one the largest free festivals celebrating Cuban Culture in the United Kingdom and Europe, held in London's Southwark Park including live salsa bands, dance, food, drink, and kid's events. The event is normally held around June. The event regularly has attendances in excess of 50,000 people and attracts top Salsa bands, and Cuban reggaeton stars such as Papo Record, Kid Afrika as well as Osvaldo Chacon y su Timba.

London is a city full of popular attractions that tourists can enjoy. This city is the political center of United Kingdom. When you think of London, you think of the Buckingham Palace. The Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen of England and the Royal Family. Located in Westminster, the palace is the place for hosting state occasions and royal hospitality.

Another famous London spot is St. Paul's Cathedral also located in the City of London. This Anglican cathedral seats the Bishop of London and it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren during the 17th century. A lot of important services were held at this cathedral including the funerals of the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill, the 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

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