Reference to the area of the City. Both these terms are also used as antonyms for the UK’s financial services industry,traditionally concentrated in the City of London
Although there is evidence of scattered Brythonic settlements in the area, the first major settlement was founded by the Romans about four years after the invasion of AD 43. This lasted only until around AD 61,
In 1993, the remains of a Bronze Age bridge were found on the south foreshore, upstream of Vauxhall Bridge. This bridge either crossed the Thames or reached a now lost island in it. Two of those timbers were radiocarbon dated to between 1750 BC and 1285 BC.
London has an extensive and developed transport network which includes both private and public services. Journeys made by public transport systems account for 37% of London’s journeys while private services accounted for 36% of journeys. London’s public transport network serves as the central hub for the United Kingdom in rail, air and road transport.
London’s buildings are too diverse to be characterized by any particular architectural style, partly because of their varying ages. Many grand houses and public buildings, such as the National Gallery, are constructed from Portland stone.