London 1 |ˈləndən|
1 the capital of the United Kingdom, in southeastern England on the Thames River; pop. 6,377,000. London, called Londinium, was settled as a river port and trading center shortly after the Roman invasion of ad 43 and has been a flourishing center since the Middle Ages.It is divided administratively into the City of London, which is the country’s financial center, and 32 boroughs.
2 an industrial city in southeastern Ontario, Canada, north of Lake Erie; pop. 303,165.
London, Jack (1876-1916), U.S. novelist; pseudonym of John Griffith Chaney. The Klondike gold rush of 1897 provided the material for his works, which depict the struggle for survival. Notable works: The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906).