Climate of London: London has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to all of southern Britain. London has reputation as being a rainy city. Summers are generally warm and sometimes hot. Snowfall does occur from time to time, and can cause travel disruption when this happens.
Natural history of the city: Natural History Society of London suggest that London is "one of the World's Greenest Cities" with more than 40% green space or open water. They indicate that 2000 species of flowering plant have been found growing there and that the tidal Thames supports 120 species of fish. They also state that over 60 species of bird nest in central London and that their members have recorded 47 species of butterfly, 1173 moths and more than 270 kinds of spider around London. London's wetland areas support nationally important populations of many water birds. London has 38 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, two National Nature Reserves and 76 Local Nature Reserves.
Economy of London: London's largest industry is finance, and its financial exports make it a large contributor to the UK's balance of payments. Around 325,000 people were employed in financial services in London until mid-2007. London has over 480 overseas banks. London is a popular centre for tourism, It is one of its prime industries.
Education in London: London is a major centre of higher education teaching and research. A number of world-leading education institutions are based in London. Imperial College London, The University of Cambridge, University College London (UCL), King's College London (KCL), London School of Economics and London Business School .