London is the (1)______ of England and the United Kingdom (UK). It is the UK’s largest and most (2)________ area and the largest urban zone in the European Union. London is a leading global city and one of the world’s financial centers. London’s infiuence in politics, finance, education, entertainment, media, fashion, the arts and culture in general contributes to (4)________ global position. It is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas (5)_________ . London hosted the 1908 and 1948 Summer Olympics (6)_______ will host the 2012 Summer Olympics. London has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; the (7)_________ settlement of Greenwich; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and (8)_________ site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church. London is (9)______ to a large number of universities, colleges and schools. It has a student (10)________ of about 378,000 and is a center of (11)_______ and development. Most primary and secondary (12)_______ in London follow the same system as the (13)________ of England – comprehensive schooling. With 125,000 students, the University of London is the largest contact teaching (14)_______ in the United Kingdom and in Europe. It comprises 20 colleges as (15)_____ as several smaller institutes each with a high degree of freedom.