Best cities in the London to visit

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Bursting at the Seams

Under the Normans, London rapidly developed as a centre of trade and, over the next two centuries, the City of London evolved its characteristic pattern of narrow streets and alleys. Inside the walls crowded London’s rapidly grow-

Left: bustling Covent Garden painted by Phoebus Leven (1864) Right: Roman relic in the Museum of London ing population: in the 12th century there were around 25,000 people, accom-

modated in timber-framed houses, worshipping in over 100 parish churches, and shopping in the Stocks Market where the Mansion House now stands, and in the great open-air market that was Cheapside.

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10 Best Places to Visit Around The World – Wonderslist

Westminster and St James, London – visitlondon.com

Visiting London for the First Time – visitlondon.com

London Icons – Things To Do – visitlondon.com

London city break guide – Telegraph

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