DNL 1° – London, a global city

Geography lesson for pupils in Europe section. This lesson deals with London as a case study of a global city.

This study may also appear in the program of the specific baccalaureate exam.

Please, find below links to the lecture and documents studied in class.



A brief introduction to the complicated evolution of the historic city of London. Here, Peter Murray explains the development of the capital, from its inception 2,000 years ago with the Roman settlement on the Thames to its role as a major trading city and establishment of seat of British government, and discusses particular challenges it has faced, including the Great Fire of 1666, the onslaught of the Blitz in World War II, and the expansion of the city.
The Proud City A Plan for London, UK Government sponsored film, 1946 : The original L.C.C. project for the replanning and building of London explained by two architects responsible for the plan, Sir Patrick Abercrombie and Mr. J.H. Forshaw, with comments by Lord Latham
A BBC documentary film which looks at the 2014 housing bubble through a number of stories in a single part of London