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London, UK
Palace of Westminster
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePalace of Westminster - Credit: David Iliff

The exact location of Bridget's one bedroom flat in London is never revealed, although she does refer to her street as "the kind that still has 'Free Nelson Mandela' posters in the windows", suggesting that it's not a terribly fashionable location.

The City
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe City - Credit: Mewiki, Wikimedia


London is the capital of the UK. When the book was published in 1996, approximately 6,829,300 people lived there; by 2005, this figure had risen to 9,332,000. Around 30% of the population are foreign born, speaking more than 300 languages.


Straddling both sides of the River Thames, Greater London is divided into 32 boroughs. These surround the square mile known as the City, which was founded by the Romans and is now the largest central business and financial district in Europe, with a daily working population of around 300,000. The "Tube", London's underground rail network, is one of the largest in the world.


Buckingham Palace
Public DomainBuckingham Palace - Credit: on_dit, Wikimedia

London also leads the world in culture, arts, fashion and media.  Bridget's publishing house is one of many headquartered in the capital.  The impressive array of historical buildings (Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London), iconic museums and galleries and the huge variety of bars, clubs and restaurants make London a great place to live and visit. 

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