London History

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Historic Timeline

  • 1600s - London limits expand beyond the Walls
  • 1666 - Great Fire of London
  • 1700s - London's role at centre of British Empire begins
  • 1750 - Westminster Bridge opened
  • 1831 - Became world's largest city
  • 1836 - First London railroad constructed
  • 1863 - London Underground subway system began
  • 1888 - County of London established
  • 1900 - County of London divided into 28 boroughs
  • 1925 - Lost status as world's largest city
  • 1930s - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived
  • 1950s - Large numbers of Commonwealth immigrants began to arrive
  • 1965 - County of London abolished
  • 1965 - Greater London established; added 32 additional boroughs

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