London is a world-renowned healthcare and educational hub, with top institutions like the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario and Western University within its borders. London Health Sciences Centre is the city’s largest employer, with insurance and IT being other notable industries.
There’s much to do and see in London, all year round. Sunfest, Canada’s second-largest world music festival after Caribana, takes over Victoria Park in the city’s downtown core every summer. The Western Fair brings down-home carnival revelry to the city every fall — the best place to score cotton candy, ride a ferris wheel, and try your luck at midway games since 1868. The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is home to Canada’s only ongoing excavation and reconstruction of an Indigenous village, and the London Fringe Theatre Festival is the perfect place for lovers of the stage to take in great plays and productions.
A heavy British vibe is palpable in London - from the city’s name, to the Thames River that flows through it. European settlers brought their influence to the area, and it’s highly visible through the architecture in the city. Older neighbourhoods to the south, east, and north contain a number of homes and converted apartments in Georgian, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne styles, adding a blend of history with the modernity in other areas.