Learning in London page

Over 40 universities – the largest concentration of higher education in Europe: http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

A student population of nearly 400,000 : http://geography.about.com/od/unitedkingdommaps/a/londonfacts.htm

More than 30,000 degree courses to choose from: http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

More than 100,000 international students* from over 200 different nations** :

* http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

* http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

Helped over 70 Nobel Prize laureates research their way to success : http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

More than 800 bookshops : https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

Over 380 public libraries including the British Library* which houses 150 million books and adds 3 million new items to its collection each year** :

* https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

** http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

Access to a third of all the UK’s archives: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

170 museums and nearly 900 art galleries : See sources in 'Play'.



Living in London page

London is Europe’s biggest city : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

It has a population 8.17 million people : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

The tube covers a total route of 402km (250 miles) : For this and above fact: http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

Over half of the Underground network actually runs above ground : http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/54-amazing-facts-about-london-that-will-blow-your-mind#.qlOAvROlx

More than 1.3 billion journeys are made on the Tube each year : https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/facts-and-figures?intcmp=28704

80,000 umbrellas are lost in this time : https://thelondonbluebird.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/100-london-facts-for-our-100th-post/

Crimes per thousand: https://sturents.com/news/2015/04/17/new-university-crime-rankings-revealed/346/

Table of weekly spend for first year students: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11033327/The-cheapest-and-most-expensive-universities-for-living-costs.html

Rent in halls table: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11033327/The-cheapest-and-most-expensive-universities-for-living-costs.html



Working in London page

Living wage stats: http://www.livingwage.org.uk/calculation

Europe's largest city : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

The world's largest financial centre : http://www.eupedia.com/england/london_trivia.shtml

The sixth richest city in the world : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

Third highest number of multi-millionaires : http://www.eupedia.com/england/london_trivia.shtml

Significantly larger than Belgium’s, Sweden’s or Switzerland’s : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

Responsible for more than a fifth of the UK’s : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

Forecast to grow by 15% over the next five years : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

328% of the EU27 average (GDP per capita) : http://www.eupedia.com/england/london_trivia.shtml

Location of Graduate Vacancies at leading UK Employers in 2015 : http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/2015/graduate_market/GMReport15.pdf

There are more jobs available in the capital than in any other part of the UK : http://www.cityam.com/206242/where-can-you-earn-most-uk-pay-london-much-higher-any-other-part-uk

The average annual wage is over £10,000 more than people in other cities : http://www.cityam.com/206242/where-can-you-earn-most-uk-pay-london-much-higher-any-other-part-uk



Play in London page

857 art galleries : https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

Three of the world’s top ten museums are in London with nearly 170 others to explore : https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

Around 250 festivals take place every year in London : https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

100 theatres in London: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/london/facts.htm (Source GLA Economics)

Daily choice of at least 200 shows : https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

London theatre accounts for 70% of the total UK box-office receipts : http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/london/facts.htm (Source GLA Economics)

There is more live comedy in London than in any other city in the world : https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/vision-and-strategy/20-facts-about-london%E2%80%99s-culture

London is the greenest city of its size in the world : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

Green space covers almost 40% of Greater London - that's roughly 173 square km : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

There are more than 100 parks : http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

2012 was actually the third time London hosted the Olympic Games : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

It is the only city to have this honour : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics

There are over 5,000 restaurants : http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

London has more than 7,000 bars and pubs : http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

And at least 400 nightclubs : http://www.studylondon.ac.uk/why-study-in-london/top-10-facts

17% of these are free! : http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/who-runs-london/london-facts-and-statistics