London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. The history of this modern city goes back to the time of the Romans. In the heart of London is the parliament building - Westminster Palace, as well as the famous Big Ben clock tower and Westminster Abbey. This church is the place of coronation of the British monarchs. On the opposite bank of the Thames is the London Eye, which offers a panoramic view not only to the south coast, but also to the whole city. The population of the city is one of the largest in the world, according to recent data, about eight million people.