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London

London i/ˈlʌndən/ is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Yakov Peters - Early Years
... Peters emigrated to England and lived in London where he was a member of the London Group of the Social Democracy of Latvia and of the British Socialist Party ... He married May Freeman, the daughter of a London banker, and together they had a daughter, Maisie Peters-Freeman (born 1914) ...
London - Twin Cities
... There are 46 other places on six continents named after London ... As well as London's twinning, the London boroughs have twinnings with parts of other cities across the world ... The Greater London Authority has twinning arrangements with Bogotá, Colombia La Paz, Bolivia Arequipa, Peru Berlin, Germany Delhi, India Johannesburg, South Africa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuwait City ...
Victoria Line - Depot
... Depot is the service and storage area for trains on the Victoria Line of the London Underground, the only part of the line above ground ... depot is next to Northumberland Park railway station, on Tottenham Marshes, Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey ... As part of Transport for London's tube upgrade scheme, the depot has been expanded and upgraded to accommodate the new fleet of 2009 Tube Stock trains ...
Queen's Guard - Operating Area
... that come under the operating area of the British Army's London District, which is responsible for the administration of the Household Division ... Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the Tower of London, as well as Windsor Castle ... of Holyroodhouse, but not as regularly as in London ...
Jerzy Grotowski - Bibliography
... (Introduction by Peter Brook) (1968) The Theatre of Grotowski by Jennifer Kumiega, London Methuen, 1987 ... on Physical Actions by Thomas Richards, London Routledge, 1995 ... by Lisa Wolford and Richard Schechner, London Routledge, 1997 ...

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