Did you know that Winston Churchill, a British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War, could have been contacted by just about anyone with access to a phone in the early 1950s? If not, continue reading to see more interesting things you may not have known about London.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London’s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.