The city of London
London is a city situated in Southwestern Ontario. The City of London is a separated municipality, politically independent from Middlesex County; still it remains the county seat.
London is at the gathering of the non-navigable Thames River, it sits at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, approximately halfway between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.
The North and South divisions of the Thames River meet at the centre of the city in a location known as "The Forks" or "The Fork of the Thames".
Victoria Park in downtown London is a dominant centre of community events. Other major parks include Harris Park, Gibbons Park, Fanshawe Conservation Area (Fanshawe Pioneer Village), Springbank Park, and Westminster Ponds. The city also preserves a number of gardens and conservatories.
The city is home to many festivals, promoted by the London Arts Council. The London Rib-Fest is the second largest barbecue rib festival in North America. Sunfest, a World music festival, is the second biggest in Canada after Caribana in Toronto, and is one of the top 100 summer destinations in North America.
London has several museums, including Museum London, which is situated at the Forks of the Thames. Other museums include the London Regional Children’s Museum, the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, and the Secrets of Radar Museum.
The entire property of Eldon House was granted to the city of London in 1959 and is now a heritage site. It is featuring 19th century period mansion and gardens and it is known as Harris Park.