London is also one of the major international transport hubs having five important international airports and a major port and being home to the biggest focus city for the airline companies of the world. The Heathrow Airport with its numerous terminals happens to be serving the maximum number of international passengers in the world.
London is one of the primary tourist destinations in UK having many royal parks, four famous historic sites and innumerable sites like the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Eye, the National Gallery and the British Museum. With the Thames River running across the city, London is also famous for its popular shopping hubs, vibrant nightlife and other interesting venues. Administration of Greater London is in the hands of the Greater London Authority, the Greater London Urban Area being spread across almost the same amount of area as Greater London and has more population than that of Greater London. Ahead of this lies the expansive London commuter belt. The small historic City of London, popularly called “Square Mile” or “The City”, is located at the heart of London. The City of Westminster and the City of London possess UK’s City status.