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  Pictures of Greater London
Greater London is not only a County full of interesting towns and villages, it is also home to England's capital city, 'London'.
The attractive suburb of Eltham is part of the urban sprawl of Greater London.
Stamford Hill lies in the north of the London Borough of Hackney.
www.picturesofengland.com /England/Greater_London   (656 words)

  Greater London Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greater London covered the counties of London and most of Middlesex, plus parts of Essex, Kent and Surrey, a small part of Hertfordshire and the County Borough of Croydon, County Borough of East Ham and County Borough of West Ham which had been independent of county control.
The new Greater London Authority (GLA) was established in 2000.
Mayor of London and the London Assembly of the Greater London Authority (GLA) 2000 +
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_London_Council   (1403 words)

 Greater London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "London" is often used in reference to Greater London or to the urban conurbation, not to the tiny City of London at its centre (which is often styled as "the City" or "the Square Mile").
Greater London is not a "City" as it does not have official city status; in any case one London borough, Westminster, is officially a city, as well as the City of London itself which would make such a status anomalous.
Greater London was formally created by the London Government Act 1963, which took force on 1 April 1965, replacing the former administrative counties of Middlesex and London, adding the City, which was not under the London County Council, and absorbing parts of Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey, and Essex.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_London   (832 words)

 London, city, England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Greater London includes the area of the former county of London, most of the former county of Middlesex, and areas that were formerly in Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Medieval London saw the foundation of the Inns of Court and the construction of Westminster Abbey.
During the Victorian era, London acquired tremendous prestige as the capital of the British Empire and as a cultural and intellectual center.
www.bartleby.com /65/lo/LondonEng.html   (1530 words)

 Geography - greater london and london boroughs
Greater London was established in 1965 as an administrative unit covering the London metropolis.
Following the abolition of the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1986 the boroughs became single-tier authorities, but Greater London was still widely recognised, especially for statistical and mapping purposes.
In 2000 however a two-tier structure was re-established when the new Greater London Authority adopted responsibility for a range of citywide policy areas.
www.statistics.gov.uk /geography/london_boroughs.asp   (173 words)

 Greater London Civic Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
London is located in South East England, at the head of the Thames River Estuary, in the direction of the North Sea.
London's Executive Mayor, assisted by the GLA, is responsible for broad functions across Greater London as a whole, developing and administering statutory strategies on transport, spatial development, economic development and the environment.
London's economy is distinguished by a large variety of activities that reflect the structure of the British economy as a whole.
www.etrex.com /glvcc/londnotes.htm   (2253 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Greater London consists of the City of London and 32 Boroughs.
The metropolitan county was established in 1965 and was governed by the Greater London Council until it's abolition in 1986.
Greater London has become, over the centuries, a culturally enriched centre of Great Britain, both from within the nation and from without and is a perennial favourite for tourists from all over the world.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/london.html   (203 words)

 London - Wikitravel
London went from strength to strength and, with the rise of England to first European, then global prominence, the city became a great centre of government, industry and culture.
London's long association with the theatre, for example, can be traced back to the English Renaissance (witness the Rose Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe) and great playwrights, like Shakespeare, who made London their home.
London is easily the largest city in the country, eight times larger than England's 'second' city, Birmingham, and dominates the economic, political and social life of the United Kingdom (much to the annoyance of people in "the provinces" - i.e.
wikitravel.org /en/London   (10441 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
The West by the gravel pit complexes in the Colne Valley and the West London and Surrey reservoirs and adjacent gravel pits that extend from the M4, southwest towards Molesey.
The Central London RSPB Members Group website, if you are interested in birdwatching, conservation, natural history, the environment or the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and you live or work in London or are planning a visit.
London is a surprisingly green city and its many parks and open spaces are major contributors to urban biodiversity.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/europe/england_greater_london.html   (2785 words)

 London Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
London's contrasts and cacophonies both infuriate and seduce.
When To Go London is a year-round tourist centre, with few of its attractions closing or significantly reducing their opening hours in winter.
London's Underground Rail system is the world's oldest (1863), most extensive (253mi, 407km), and most travelled (785 million journeys a year).
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/england/london   (301 words)

 GENUKI: London Genealogy
The city of London is under the control of a corporation, of enormous wealth; whose practical inefficiency, and steadfast resistance of all reformation or change, are matters of painful notoriety.
London Metropolitan Archives (formerly Greater London Record Office), 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB - holds the archives of the Greater London Council, the London and Middlesex County Councils and their predecessors.
The City of London is governed by the Corporation of London which is run by the Lord Mayor and 132 members elected from 25 voting districts or "wards".
homepages.gold.ac.uk /genuki/LND   (4232 words)

 Greater London Authority - About the GLA
It is made up of a directly elected Mayor - the Mayor of London - and a separately elected Assembly - the London Assembly.
The Assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners, publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.
London council taxpayers contribute a small amount - about 13p a week on a Band D Council Tax bill.
www.london.gov.uk /gla/index.jsp   (487 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Special report: politics in London
April 13: The build-up to the London 2012 Olympics is to be used to show off Britain's sporting and cultural assets, with the establishment of a £35m trust funded by the Millennium Commission.
According to the sixth annual London survey, the extension and greater localisation of policing appears to be cutting crime and calming anxieties.
August 18: The London Retail Consortium claims the drop in sales as a result of the terrorist attacks is "compounded by the 60% increase in the congestion charge" (Report, August 16).
politics.guardian.co.uk /gla/0,9054,440977,00.html   (2167 words)

 Barnet Times: Greater London Authority: GLA News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TRUE to his word, Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has revealed that for the past 15 months nobody in his house has flushed the toilet after urinating.
London mayor Ken Livingstone could face a further suspension over telling two Jewish businessmen to "go back to Iran and try their luck with the ayatollahs".
London has lost up to 40% of its public toilets over the last five years, a new report shows.
www.barnettimes.co.uk /mayorlivingstone   (326 words)

 Greater London Authority Act 1999
Authority and Transport for London not to be railway franchisees.
Role as the fire authority for Greater London.
Amendment of enactments relating to the London Regional Passengers' Committee.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts1999/19990029.htm   (1393 words)

 GREATER LONDON, England, UK. @UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Complete UK holiday guide to help ...
Greater London is the name given to a metropolitan area that comprises central London and the surrounding regions.
It covers 1,579 square kilometres and is administratively divided into the City of London, 13 Inner London Boroughs and 19 Outer London Boroughs.
London is beautiful even when the sky is grey - so much so that Samuel Johnson said that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life".
www.atuk.co.uk /england/greater-london.htm   (253 words)

 What is GLATUC?
We want to be in contact with trade unionists across London involved in struggles - struggles of women workers, fl workers, young workers, retired workers, part-time or full-time, private or public sector.
Each London borough is served by a trade union council (also known as a trades council or TUC).
GLATUC is the trade union body for London, bringing together trade unionists across the capital.
www.glatuc.org.uk /home.html   (441 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 31 | 1986: Greater London Council abolished
The disbanding of seven of the largest councils in Europe was ordered by the government to cut bureaucracy and increase efficiency, amid a swathe of criticism across the political spectrum.
But hopes of achieving 7,000 job cuts in London, with a corresponding saving of £50 million, have proved an overestimate as most have moved to jobs within the new organisations.
In May 1997 Labour was elected to power with a manifesto commitment to allow Londoners a referendum on whether they wanted a new mayor and a Greater London Authority.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/31/newsid_2530000/2530803.stm   (542 words)

 Greater London Hotels & Hotel Accommodation Greater London from Best Hotel
The Sheraton Park Lane was built in 1927 as London's finest Art Deco hotel of the period.
The 5 star Landmark London is situated in the heart of London's West End offering the ultimate in luxury.
Should and information regarding the Greater London Hotels and England Hotels be inaccurate in some way, please inform us so we can correct the necessary errors.
www.best-hotel.com /hotels/england/greater_london.html   (289 words)

 Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
The Mayor has written to the Chair of the London Assembly stating that at the next London Assembly meeting Richard Barnes AM and Tony Arbour AM must withdraw serious false allegations they made during the questioning of Sir Ian Blair this week.
The Mayor has announced that there will be no increase in any single fares, whether using Oyster or cash, on London's bus, Tube, tram, and Docklands Light Railway network in the new fares package for 2008.
www.london.gov.uk   (215 words)

 ePolitix.com - London - News on London and information on the Greater London Authority and AMs
Labour suffered a huge defeat in London's local elections, losing control of Camden for the first time since 1968.
Lord Coe has said he is pleased with the support Scotland is giving to London's 2012 Olympics.
As new figures reveal hundreds of thousands of pounds in outstanding congestion charge fines, Transport for London has said it will continue to seek payments from foreign embassies.
www.epolitix.com /EN/Institutions/London/region.htm   (114 words)

 Foundry Networks : Industry Leadership: Customer Base : Greater London Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The official opening of the Greater London Authority's headquarters, City Hall, on July 23, 2002 symbolises a new era for the capital.
With a mandate to develop London wide strategies for major public services including transport, fire, policing, health, economic regeneration, the environment and cultural affairs, City Hall will house the Mayor's office, the London Assembly and some 500 Greater London Authority (GLA) staff.
City Hall is located within Southwark Riverside Masterplan, a 5.5 hectare area stretching between London Bridge and Tower Bridge in what is the largest commercial redevelopment of London in the past 15 years.
www.foundrynet.com /leadership/custBase/casestudies/gla.html   (1731 words)

 London Hotels - Rates To Go
This is a relatively modern hotel for the area, in a good location for visitors to London.
City Hotel has a prime location in London, Europe's busiest financial centre and is a favourite for business travellers.
Just steps from the lights of Piccadilly Circus, in London's Westend is the Titanic with a fantastic art deco design and a unique environment, suitable to hire for all occasions.
www.ratestogo.com /City/EN/London   (362 words)

 BBC - London - London Homepage
Thousands head into London to catch a glimpse of a giant mechanical elephant that has captured the capital's imagination.
View photos of The Sultan's Elephant and the girl as they made their way round London.
M25 Greater London - Accident anticlockwise between J25, Enfield and J24, Potters Bar in Enfield, one lane closed.
www.bbc.co.uk /london   (153 words)

 Greater London Map - Getmapping   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All maps of Greater London from Getmapping are fully scaled and regularly updated to give you reliable local details and new information is gained from regular updates on new developments in Greater London.
We ensure that we provide you with as realistic a map of Greater London as possible with a mix of modern and traditional technology.
We have developed maps of Greater London with functionality in mind, our expertise has stemmed from the original Millennium Mapping project which enabled us to survey the whole of Greater London via aerial photography resulting in map-accurate photographic and geographic data.
www2.getmapping.com /Greater-London/Greater-London-map.htm   (272 words)

 Greater London Hotels Reviews, Tips, Photos - VirtualTourist.com
The Arran House is a charming hotel located near the University of London and within walking distance of the British Museum.
We moved about a bit from room to room as we needed to stay in London longer than expected and didn't want to leave the B&B. Our favorite room by far was the Valentine Suite with it's huge bathroom and jacuzzi and a balcony overlooking Martin's garden.
The location is superb - close to all the hustle and bustle of Bayswater and its many restaurants and pubs - within easy walking of the tube, trains, and buses - and yet quiet and secluded.
www.virtualtourist.com /hotels/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Greater_London/Hotels_and_Accommodations-Greater_London-BR-1.html   (1419 words)

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