Getting to know multicultural London. London’s melting pot culture means there is a different history everywhere you look Embracing London is about much more than getting to grips with Britishness: the UK’s capital is one the world’s most multicultural cities.
Roman soldiers, Huguenot silkweavers, Jamaican airmen, Bangladeshi sailors and a whole host of other people from around the world have helped to shape its history and its future. “London is a city that has been going for so long that multiculturalism has become a habit,” said Georgina Young, a senior curator of contemporary history at the Museum of London. “There are communities here from pretty much everywhere in the world. During the London Olympics we discovered that there were people from every competing country already living here.”
The best way to learn about London is to get out and experience it by talking to people, said Young, who spends a lot of time doing just that in her job. London hosts an enormous number and variety of festivals. London 2012 Olympics: How Britain's multicultural capital won the hearts of people from every nation. BRAZIL (Brazil v South Korea – men's football semi-final) Tuesday and it's off to the Made in Brasil bar and restaurant in Camden Town.
By the 7.45pm kick-off time, the bar was packed with Brazilian fans, with waiting staff lifting the mood by donning the Brazil football team's yellow and blue jerseys. Schools - Personal Wellbeing - Immigration. On a high. What Makes London a Global City?-UK Market. London is a global city both in a world-class league but also increasingly in a league of its own.
It is faced with the challenges and opportunities that are presented by being in that class. Connectivity London is a transport hub to many other destinations; Europe and the world. All of London's airport terminals see more than 100,000 flights per month. Diversity It is populous and diverse (nearly a third of the city's population is from black, asian or other minority ethnic (BAME) groups. International HQs Financial and Business services: home to 33% of European HQs of Global Fortune 500. Environment Cities have an impact on the environment that transcends traditional boundaries: as a purchaser of goods and a user of energy London faces environmental challenges but has also developed environmental excellence to combat climate change - e.g. decentralised energy production, congestion charge etc.
Knowledge Excellence Our challenges. London - Faith - Irish London. Smiley Culture an 'icon of British reggae rap' 2 July 2013Last updated at 11:04 ET The artist released his first single Cockney Translation in 1984 Born David Emmanuel in south London to a Jamaican father and a Guyanese mother, reggae star Smiley Culture has been hailed as an "icon of British reggae rap".
His nickname came from his way of chatting up girls by asking them to smile. Smiley Culture began as a DJ with the Saxon Studio International reggae soundsystem, which had been touring the UK since the mid-1970s. He worked with reggae artists including Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Tippa Irie, before going on to release his first single Cockney Translation in 1984. Featuring the line, "Cockney have names like Terry, Arthur and Del Boy / We have names like Winston, Lloyd and Leroy", the song, which blended East End Cockney and Jamaican patois, received considerable airplay on BBC Radio 1, but failed to make a significant impact in the charts.
His career continued to progress when he was signed by the record label Polydor. London - Faith - Greek London. London, France's sixth biggest city. 29 May 2012Last updated at 20:41 ET By Lucy Ash BBC News More French people live in London than in Bordeaux, Nantes or Strasbourg and some now regard it as France's sixth biggest city in terms of population.
What is attracting a new generation of young French professionals to the city? On a wet Friday night in Hackney, a group of young professional women walk into a pub. Laughing about the British weather, they shake their umbrellas, peel off their raincoats and make their way to the bar. Like many Londoners at the end of a busy working week, they have come to unwind over a few drinks. But if you move a bit closer, you realise they are all speaking French. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote. Ethnic groups in London. London, England, United Kingdom (population 8,174,100 in 2011) is one of the most ethnically diverse cities on earth.
As of 2007, there are over 300 languages spoken in it and more than 50 non-indigenous communities with a population of more than 10,000. According to the 2011 Census, 44.9% of London's residents are White British. In London. The world's melting pot: London has always been a multicultural metropolis. What a change today, what a mosaic of peoples, races, colours, languages, faiths, cultures the capital has become.
Of its inhabitants at the 1981 census, more than one in six were born outside the UK - the breakdown was over a third of a million born in Europe, about 300,000 in Asia, around 170,000 in Africa and the Caribbean respectively, and lesser numbers from the other corners of the globe. All these different peoples have intermarried, with each other and with traditional Londoners. This internationalisation provokes different responses. The British National Party foments race hatred and its thugs beat up Bengalis. Statesmen preach tolerance. However a lot of English-born whites, especially older people, find the cheek-by-jowl mixing of ethnic groups jarring and hard to accept. The truth is it isn't new at all. History of London - 20th century London.
The terrific population growth of the late Victorian period continued into the 20th century.
In 1904 the first motor bus service in London began, followed by the first underground electric train in 1906, but perhaps more notable was the spate of new luxury hotels, department stores, and theatres which sprang up in the Edwardian years, particularly in the West End. The Ritz opened in 1906, Harrod's new Knightsbridge store in 1905, and Selfridges in 1907. New entertainment venues sprouted like mushrooms; with the London Palladium the largest of some 60 major halls for music-hall and variety shows. Admiralty Arch Several major building projects marked Edward VII's reign. Although the hardship of London during the Second World War is well known, it is easy to forget that WWI brought hardship as well to the city.
Population surged after the war, to about 7.5 million in 1921. London Facts & Figures. From its ancient roots, its kings and its conquests, its rapid growth and splendour during its zenith as capital of the British Empire, and its modern day status as one of the world's leading financial and cultural capitals, London is a city of character, of courage and above all of perpetual change.
London is one of the world’s most celebrated cities. It is the capital city of the United Kingdom and lies in the South of England, on the River Thames. Greater London covers an area of about 610 square miles (approximately 1,579 km2) and is home to around 7.5 million people (see London population). Best of British History, Royal Family,Travel and Culture - 20th century Britain timeline. London: A world in one city. England rioters 'poor and young'
England riots. Q&A: What sparked the London riots? London residents fed up with rioters Duggan, 29, was shot dead during an attempted arrest by police on Thursday Father-of-four was killed by single shot to the chest, inquest into his death toldSocial media, including Twitter, was used to coordinate some of the rioting, police sayThe Independent Police Complaints Commission is conducting an investigation London (CNN) -- Heavy policing has brought calm to London after several days of rioting and looting, but trouble has continued to spread to other cities around the country. Where did the rioting begin? London riots' impact felt two years on. Hanif Kureishi: The migrant has no face, status or story. 'It is impossible to speak up for the immigrant or, more importantly, hear him speak for himself' … Hanif Kureishi.
Photograph: Reuters The immigrant has become a contemporary passion in Europe, the vacant point around which ideals clash. Easily available as a token, existing everywhere and nowhere, he is talked about constantly. But in the current public conversation, this figure has not only migrated from one country to another, he has migrated from reality to the collective imagination where he has been transformed into a terrible fiction. Whether he or she – and I will call the immigrant he, while being aware that he is stripped of colour, gender and character – the immigrant has been made into something resembling an alien.