London is the center of economic activity and wealth creation in the UK.
mainly due to its role as capital of the UK London has long been one of the world's major trading centers . It the UK major hub for business, finance and media
• Many national and international companies have their headquarters in London. As London has grown, wealth has extended out into the rest of the South Eas
• Many people who work in London now commute from the 'home
counties, choosing to live in more pleasant rural surroundings.
• The areas around London have witnessed tremendous economic growth • Cities like Cambridge have become core growth centers Increasingly, London and the South East has benefited from trade with
• London and the South East have excellent access to the continent • There are fast Eurostar rail services through the Channel Tunnel . There are several ferry routes and many air connections from London airports, including City Airport in the center of London.
Regions in the north and west of the UK are more distant from the European mainland. Despite good transport links with cities such as Manchester and Glasgow, many rural areas are remote and inaccessible. Whilst some northern cities have a wealthy base, the rural districts are often much poorer, unlike the wealthy rural areas in the South East.