London, the "Big Smoke," is the capital of the United Kingdom and the second largest city in Europe. From Brixton to Big Ben and Bethnal Green to Heathrow, there is always something brewing in the "Great Wen."
Samuel Johnson is quoted too often for writing that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," but the truth is that the British capital exhausts several million men and women - workers, tourists and the unemployed alike - on a daily basis. The city's comprehensive Underground moves 1.3 billion passengers per year over 402 kilometers of track, for just one metric of London's massiveness. And the 8.5 million people who call greater London home always have something to complain about – except having nothing to do.
The UK has raised its terror threat level to critical, meaning an attack is expected soon. The "Islamic State" said it was linked to the blast that injured 29 people in a crowded London Underground train.
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Police said an improvised explosive device caused a fire in a tube car that injured 22 individuals. Prime Minister May has scheduled an emergency cabinet meeting in the wake of the UK's fifth terror attack this year.
Barcelona in Spain was recently hit by a terror attack, the latest in a long list of European cities, that have experienced such attacks in recent years. Other cities around the world have known terrorist attacks for much longer. As experts gather at an international conference in Stockholm to discuss the issue of security in cities, reporter Andrea Rönsberg had a personal interest in the topic.