London is a city in the south of England. People first lived in London about 800 years ago.
Its name was Londinium and in Romans times only 45,000 people lived there. The population
is about 7.5 million now.
There are places in London with the names of important people in history: Trafalgar Square commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar and Victoria street commemorates Queen Victoria.
The people of London are called "Londoners" or "Cockneys". Famous Londoners include Charlie Chaplin and Arthur Conan Doyle. Charlie Chaplin was an actor and Arthur Conan Doyle was the writer of Sherlock Holmes stories.