London is one of the oldest and most important commercial and cultural cities in the world.
It is the most populous municipality in the European Union.
In the past twenty years, starting in the 1980’s, London–and the United Kingdom–has become a leading proponent for gay human rights. The landmark Civil Partnership Act 2004 created a parallel legal structure to marriage, giving gay couples all the rights and responsibilites of marriage, including the eligibility to apply to adopt children. In addition, discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal in many fields, including housing, employment and the provision of goods and services. Likewise, Her Majesty’s Armed Forces allows LGBT individuals to serve openly.
A walk around this great city reveals an infinte kaleidoscope of images–from diamonds to dungeons, it’s all here.

Buckingham Palace entry detail
Buckingham Palace entry detail...
Buckingham Palace coat of arms
Buckingham Palace coat of arms...
Buckingham Palace front entrance
Buckingham Palace front entrance...
Buckingham Palace and courier carriage
Buckingham Palace and courier carriage...
Buckingham Palace courier carriage
Buckingham Palace courier carriage...
Parliament Square statue of Lincoln
Parliament Square statue of Lincoln...
Parliament Square statue
Parliament Square statue...
Parliament Square statue
Parliament Square statue...
Parliament Square and flowers
Parliament Square and flowers...
Parliament Square statue of Churchill
Parliament Square statue of Churchill...
The London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) across
The London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) across t...
The eternal Big Ben
The eternal Big Ben clock...
Police on heightened alert
Police on heightened alert because of Iraq war protest...
Youth protesting England's entry
Youth protesting England's entry into the Iraq war...
The Queen's horse guard
The Queen's horse guard on Whitehall Street...
London is truly an international city.
London is truly an international city....
Taxi with advertising colors
Taxi with advertising colors...
Very sleek Princess limousine
Very sleek Princess limousine...
Costumed advertising figures in
Costumed advertising figures in Leicester Square...
Trendy young man waiting
Trendy young man waiting for his train at Paddington Station...
Westminster Abbey tower and
Westminster Abbey tower and Rodin's 'Burghers of Calais' sta...
Westminster Abbey tower and
Westminster Abbey tower and Rodin's 'Burghers of Calais' sta...
Statue of King Richard
Statue of King Richard I of the crusades...
Big Ben clock atop
Big Ben clock atop the Parliament building...
Westminster Abbey fronted by
Westminster Abbey fronted by international flags and a war p...
The Thames River with St.Paul's cathedral in the distance
The Thames River with St.Paul's cathedral in the distance...
The London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) at a
The London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) at a hei...
View of Charing Cross train station and Hungerford Bridge
View of Charing Cross train station and Hungerford Bridge...
View of London from
View of London from The London Eye ( Millennium Wheel), the ...
View of the River Thames and
View of the River Thames and London city from the Millenneum...
Famous actor Duncan Crawford views the
Famous actor Duncan Crawford views the River Thames and Lond...
Dali art piece near the Millenneum Wheel
Dali art piece near the Millenneum Wheel...
Birds' eye view of the River
Birds' eye view of the River Thames and Parliament...
Britain was once the mighty lion
Britain was once the mighty lion of world power in the 18th ...
One of many courtyards in central
One of many courtyards in central London...
Friendship sculpture
Friendship sculpture...
Detail of friendship sculpture - welded metal
Detail of friendship sculpture - welded metal...
Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910), known as "The
Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910), known as "The...
A colorful moving billboard
A colorful moving billboard on wheels; many London taxis are...
The famous double-decker buses that help
The famous double-decker buses that help define London (outs...
Building marker for the famous Bloomsbury
Building marker for the famous Bloomsbury Group. The Group w...
Building marker for the famous Bloomsbury
Building marker for the famous Bloomsbury Group. The Group w...
Garden in Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury
Garden in Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury is an area of central Londo...
The famous British phone
The famous British phone booth that helps define London...
Photo of a photo
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London...
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London...
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (dried
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (dried up Aral Sea)...
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London...
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (carpets)
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (carpets)...
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (camels
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (camels crossing a ...
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (Nepal
Photo of a photo in an exhibit in London (Nepal Buddhist stu...
Exterior of the Natural History Museum
Exterior of the Natural History Museum...
Entry hall to the Natural History Museum
Entry hall to the Natural History Museum...
Preserved specimens at the Darwin Center of the Natural History
Preserved specimens at the Darwin Center of the Natural Hist...
Guide explaining preserved specimens at the
Guide explaining preserved specimens at the Darwin Center of...
Preserved fish at the
Preserved fish at the Darwin Center of the Natural History M...
Harrod's department store
Harrod's department store...
Chocolates for sale at Harrod's department store
Chocolates for sale at Harrod's department store...
Pastries for sale at Harrod's department store
Pastries for sale at Harrod's department store...
Elegant four-poster bed for sale
Elegant four-poster bed for sale at Harrod's department stor...
Shirt display at Harrod's
Shirt display at Harrod's...
Sock display at Harrod's
Sock display at Harrod's...
Subway advertisement
Subway advertisement...
Charing Cross tube station
Charing Cross tube station...