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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on urbanization

Functions of London.

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Functions of London.
(a) It was a transport and communication centre. The city was inter-connected with roads which served various parts of Britain.
(b) It is a political and administrative capital with offices for the Prime Minister and
cabinet. The Monarchical offices are also located here.
(c) It is a commercial centre. Many financial institutions such as banks and other commercial and trading activities attract a lot of traders.
(d) An industrial centre. London was an early centre of the textile industry. There are light service industries in the city.
(e) It is an educational centre, housing institutions like the oxford university, the
University of London, founded in 1836, etc.
(f) London is a historical centre. The city has theatres for the performance of cultural activities and museums which display artefacts of Historical importance.