Imagine standing still in the center of a hub with the swirling sensation of sights and sounds as a buzz of people surround you! You are a sponge as you soak in the sheer energy of the city of London. Experiencing London can be an exhilarating and energizing event. London has a diverse population estimated at more than eight million people. London has historic landmarks, an impressive financial district and a shopping experience from prestigious high end stores to charming markets. Visiting landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey fill one with awe as you gaze in wonder at their vast majestic structures marking events from Old World to contemporary history. Visiting Piccadilly Circus creates an electrifying buzz with buildings lit up with bright signs leading you to pubs, restaurants and theaters.
London has been described as having a “changing face” according to David Hill. London had a history of bringing young people to attend a university of to find employment. Families eventually would move out of the city when their children grew older or they would retire. However, a surprising demographic change has been happening causing new problems for the city. London is having population surges due to the impact of the increase of newborns. According to Hill,” the boom is mostly driven by natural change.” According to the Office of National Statistics, new births are an upward rise. “January to June 2012 recorded 134,000 new births, resulting in overcrowding.” London, even becoming increasingly hectic is still a magnificent city to see.