London (City) (DC Comics)

London i/ˈlʌndən/ is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[3] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core.[4] The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region[5] and the Greater London administrative area,[6][note 2] governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.[7]
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.[8] It is the world's leading financial centre alongside New York City[9][10][11] and has the fifth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world, and the largest in Europe.[12] London has been described as a world cultural capital.[13][14][15][16] It is the world's most-visited city[17] and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.[18] London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe.[19] In 2012 London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.[20]
London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.[21] In March 2011, London had an official population of 8,174,100, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union,[22][23] and accounting for 12.5% of the UK population.[24] The Greater London Urban Area is the second-largest in the EU with a population of 8,278,251,[25] while the London metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with an estimated total population of between 12 million[26] and 14 million.[27] London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925.[28]
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT).[29] Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Wembley Stadium. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library, Wimbledon, and 40 West End theatres.[30] The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

Publication information

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In story information

Official Name: London
Type: City
Notable people: 
Notable races: 
Notable locations: 

Location Details

Universe: Real World, Earth-Two, Earth-One, New Earth , Earth-50, V for Vendetta
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Country: United Kingdom



2.6 km² (1.6 sq mi)


7.5 million; Population density: 2,966/km²


Many years ago, London was the scene of a fight between Hawkman and the Gentleman Ghost. Hawkman learned that the Ghost had been committing robberies along Trafalgar Square and he engaged the Ghost's henchmen in combat. Their fight spilled over into the Tower of London and climaxed at Big Ben, but the Gentleman Ghost ultimately escaped. [1]


World's End

After the Armageddon, the Authority's shiftship, the Carrier, crashed into and fused with the city.[2] The Authority and the city's survivors renamed it "UnLondon". The remnants of the Authority use the Carrier's husk as a headquarters, sheltering survivors.
Stormwatch Prime later visit UnLondon and helped the Authority in restoring the Carrier's power by receiving direct solar energies from Skywatch III, turning it into a well livable city. Following after the Carrier's departure from Earth, London became a major war zone between Earth's heroes against the Knights of Khera. The battle was briefly interrupted by a invasion from Sliding Albion before being repelled back by the Knights' flagship the Redblade.

Points of Interest


  • Big Ben
  • Camden
  • London Bridge
  • Picadilly Circus
  • River Thames
  • Scotland Yard
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey

Other Locales

Jordan Tower

In the continuity of V for Vendetta, Jordan Tower was the location of the Norsefire offices of the Mouth. Lewis Prothero recorded his Voice of Fate broadcasts from the tower.

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport located in London, England, is the largest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the world's third busiest airport for passenger traffic, beaten only by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, and it handles more international passenger traffic than any other airport in the world.



Known heroes that operate or have operated out of London
  • Beefeater


Known villains that operate or have operated out of London
  • Bocor
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Gentleman Ghost
  • Vandal Savage


The following is a list of characters who are known to have operated in the London area at some point in their lives. This does not mean that the individual characters are permanently based out of London.
  • Adam Susan
  • Alfred Pennyworth
  • Anthony Lilliman
  • Delia Surridge
  • Eric Finch
  • Evey Hammond
  • Chas Chandler
  • Gary Lester
  • Jack Kellor
  • John Constantine
  • Ray Monde
  • V
  • Zed