London is in the South of Britain. Not only is it an important tourist area for the country but it is also the capital of England. It had an approximate area of 1,579 square kilometres with a population of 8,174,100 in March 2011. London also has the River Thames running through it which is a huge influence with London being a port for this river.
The West End of London is known as 'Theatreland'. It includes over 40 theatres with its longest running musical being Les Miserables but Agatha Christies' play The Mousetrap is the longest running show in the world. Both of these attractions as well as the other shows in the West End of London are a major tourist attraction which holds many shops, government buildings and occasions, attractions and entertainment venues. It is usually very busy from tourists and was especially packed during the London 2012 Olympics while visitors and athletes were coming in to watch the games.