Sleep Congress 2018 Meeting & Hospitality
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major site of Business for two millennia. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, today largely makes up Greater London, governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is the world's leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and a 2014 report placed it first in the world university rankings. London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. It’s estimated mid-2017 municipal population was 8,673,913 the largest of any city in the European Union, and accounting for 12.5 per cent of the UK population. London's urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken. The Office for National Statistics estimated its mid-2014 population to be 8,538,689, the largest of any municipality in the European Union, and accounting for 12.5 percent of the UK population. It is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport all contributing to its prominence. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. It is the home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
London has a temperate oceanic climate similar to all of southern Britain. Temperature extremes for all sites in the area range from 38.1 °C (100.6 °F) at Kew during August down to −16.1 °C (3.0 °F) at Northolt during January. Summers are generally warm and sometimes hot.