London is one of the largest city and the capital of England and the United Kingdom located on the shore of the River Thames. It is in the southeast of England and around 80 km from the North Sea. It has been inhabited by the people for around 2 millennia and was initially founded by Romans as Londinium according to the tablets recovered. The name of the city has evolved over the years and took the modern form. According to the old folks, the word Lowonida means "river too wide to ford".
The remains of the Bronze Age bridge date back to 1750 BC and was built on the upstream of Vauxhall Bridge. Excavations showed that the large timber structure dates back to 4800 BC that was found on the Thames. This major settlement was founded by the Romans about four years after being invaded in 43 AD. With the collapse of the Roman Empire, the empire came under the subjugation of Anglo-Saxon settlement also known as Lundenwic.
It became a major port on the 680s and later it witness decline when it was repeatedly assaulted by Vikings. It became a major part of Viking settlements that covered most of the eastern and northern England. In1066, England was conquered by William, Duke of Normandy in the famous Batlle of Hastings and became the first king of England. The famous tower, the Tower of London, was built in the Williams era. In this era, London grew economically, educationally and culturally. Most of the current London has come from the Victorian period. Its boundaries were expanded after the Industrial Revolution. At the end of the nineteenth century, London became one of the major international trade and financial hub.