The industrial revolution was born in Britain in the 18th century, making it the world's first industrialized nation.
The 2001 census counted more than 2.5 million Asians (mostly Indians and Pakistanis) and 1.1 million Blacks (from Africa and the Caribbean).
The BBC is the UK's publicly funded radio, television and internet broadcasting corporation, and is the oldest and largest broadcaster in the world.
London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'. Madame Tussauds, London is globally famous wax museum is one of the most visited attractions in the world.
London's population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and over 300 languages are spoken within the city.
British Indians are London's largest ethnic minority group, with a population of more than 500,000.