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London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom.Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium.London's vast urban area is often described using a set of district names, such as Bloomsbury, Mayfair, Wembley and Whitechapel. These are either informal designations, reflect the names of villages that have been absorbed by sprawl, or are superseded administrative units such as parishes or former boroughs.
Such names have remained in use through tradition, each referring to a local area with its own distinctive character, but without official boundaries. Since 1965 Greater London has been divided into 32 London boroughs in addition to the ancient City of London. The City of London is the main financial district, and Canary Wharf has recently developed into a new financial and commercial hub in the Docklands to the east. The London General Post Office used a similar naming conventions (e.g. EC= East Central; N = Northern) when it organised its operations from 1840 onwards. The London Post Office Model is well documented historically and was mirrored by many countries around the world. See the following sub categories for postmarks.
The Postal Divisions
|London District Office (GB)||London EC (GB)||London NW (GB)||London SE (GB)|
|London W (GB)|||London WC (GB)||London E (GB)|
|London SW (GB)||London N (GB)||London NE (GB)||London S (GB)|