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London is the capital of the United Kingdom, and the largest city in the European Union. Its history spans nearly 2,000 years, beginning with the arrival of the Romans soon after their invasion of Britain in AD43.
London is one of the world's major business, political and cultural centres. Situated on the banks of the river Thames, it is made up of two ancient cities now joined together: the City of London, know simply as 'the City' – the business and financial heart of the UK – and the City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. The two cities together make up a region known as Greater London.
Simon Lovelace - Nathaniel’s object of revenge - lives in Hampstead. Located just across Hampstead Heath from Highgate, the area is one of the most expensive in London, with the highest number of millionaires living within its boundaries.
The Palace of Westminster, holding the House of Commons and the House of Lords, is the home of the British Parliament. The Palace, and especially its Clock Tower, is one of the most recognisable icons of the United Kingdom.
The Tower of London is an ancient fortress just east of the City, on the north bank of the Thames. It covers about 13 acres (5.3 hectares). Now used mainly as a museum, it was a royal residence in the Middle Ages. Later it was a jail for illustrious prisoners.
Trafalgar Square, at the heart of London, is one of the city’s most vibrant open spaces. Rich in history, the square is home to Nelson’s Column, a monument commemorating Britain's most celebrated naval hero.
Piccadilly Circus is a popular meeting place, and major intersection, watched over by the statue of Eros, Greek god of love. Traffic, noise and the large neon advertisements characterise this commercial hive of activity.
Green Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. Covering 19 hectares, it lies between London's Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Together with Kensington Gardens, these parks form an almost unbroken stretch of open land reaching from Whitehall and Victoria station to Kensington and Notting Hill.
Rotherhithe is a district of central south-east London, in the Borough of Southwark. It is located on a peninsula on the south bank of the Thames, facing Wapping and the Isle of Dogs on the north bank. There is no Sewage Works there outside of Bartimaeus's world.
Crystal Palace is a residential area in South London, named from the former local landmark, The Crystal Palace, which occupied the area from 1854 to 1936. The area is located approximately 8 miles south east of Charing Cross, and offers impressive views over the capital. The area includes one of the highest points in London. Two television transmitter masts make the district a landmark location, visible from many parts of the London area.
Bohemia is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western two-thirds of the traditional Czech Lands, currently the Czech Republic and with its capital in Prague. In a broader meaning, it often refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia, especially in historical contexts, such as the Kingdom of Bohemia.
Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is part of the historic centre of Prague.
Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames. The north end is near the Inns of Court and Temple Church, along with Blackfriars station. The south end is near the Tate Modern art gallery and the Oxo Tower.
Thailand lies at the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia.
Formerly known as Siam, Thailand came under the control of the Khmer Empire around the tenth century AD.
Tower Hill is an elevated spot north-west of the Tower of London. Belonging to one of the oldest parts of London, archeological evidence shows that there was a settlement on the hill in the Bronze Age and much later a Roman village. Public executions of high-profile criminals were carried out on the hill. It is the site of the Tower Hill Memorial.