Spotlight On: London, United Kingdom

Comprised of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a juggernaut—culturally, economically, and politically. British influence has been an ever-present force in the world for millennia and at the centre of this force is swinging London, the capital of the United Kingdom.

London is one of the world’s most visited cities—and with everything there is to see and do, it’s easy to understand why. From historical landmarks like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben, to modern icons like the Shard, the Tate Modern, and the London Eye the city is a swirling mixture of old and new, historic and cutting edge.

London is also one of the world’s most diverse and multicultural cities. It’s estimated that one in three Londoners are born elsewhere. In total, there are 270 nationalities and over 300 languages spoken on its streets.

The largest financial centre in the world, London is home to more high-net-worth individuals than any other city in the world. Plus, more international and high end retailers can be found on its storied streets than anywhere else.