As aforementioned, the city of London is a leading hub of banking and financial services; however, it draws a unique profile in culture as well as entertainment profile that can be traced through from one of the oldest continuous democratic commune in the world. London has existed as a metropolitan over two thousand years, a factor that instigates its famous invisible earnings and power. The existence of the city of London goes as far in history as 43 EC where it served as a stopover town for its Romans founders. Nevertheless, the opportunities for growth saw it become more than a stopover but a trading hub.
Throughout its history, the city has grown to become a global icon despite the numerous times it has come to annihilation. For example, in 1347 the city was hit by ‘Black Death’, which was followed by another form of the pneumonic plague in 1765. However, despite the deaths, the city remained resilient. This profile was in present exhibited during the devastating fire in 1666, civil war, aerial bombardment by the Nazi Airforce, and the recent terrorist attacks. The city’s resilience has seen it become the heart of Great Britain standing out vibrant from its dark past as a city of the future.
Nevertheless, going through London’s history there is significant evidence that highlights the city’s regenerative relationship with Stratford. Over the last half a decade, Stratford has become a representation of the Modern London as it features the urban vibe in the city. In the mid-1800s London went through a significant financial boom that was instigated by Stratford’s roots in a thriving the sale of agricultural commodities in particular potatoes. The trade within Stratford saw the city develop its first railway system in 1839 a factor that led to the region’s growth as a transport hub. The significance of the new transport mode saw the attraction of merchants such as one Olaf Hambro who sort to get passage into the city from different Europe destinations; consequently, resulting to a mass regeneration plan, with the area’s exceptional connectivity sparking the inspiration behind it. Access from the different merchants saw London host cultures from diverse communities in Europe. The 2012 Olympic Games also attracted individuals from across the globe a factor that has seen another wave of a mass regeneration plan for the future.