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London ‘s population has been growing exponentially but even faster, has been the growth in earnings and productivity. And nowhere is this plainer to see than The City. Despite the fact that less than 10,000 people actually live here, The City’s workforce is 300,000-strong and generates almost three-quarters of Britain ‘s entire GDP before heading back home for tea.

The stretch from Temple west to the Tower of London in ea so-called ‘square mile’ – London first started life Romans laid their founda established Londinium a four capital cities in Brita


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“Lo ula ed 100 to hig 8.3 co off There are 44 locks on the non-tidal Thames, which begins nears Cirencester and ends at Teddington Lock. The first bridge in the capital was located where the current London Bridge stands. It has been rebuilt many times since the Romans first constructed a river crossing there around 2,000 years ago.


ondon’s popation explodd by more than 0,000 last year a new post-war gh of just over 3 million, acording to latest ficial figures.�

French Impressionist Claude Monet painted the Thames three times. One of the most famous of these paintings is the Thames below Westminster. It depicts the river, Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on a spring day.


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