LondonCanada’s forest city
The first governor of Upper Canada established the capital here in 1792, the honour subsequently passing to Toronto. He decided to name it and its river after the English capital and its river, the Thames. London’s main attractions are the Archaeological Museum, Eldon House, the London Museum and Fanshawe Pioneer Village. It is known as Canada’s forest city because of the abundance of wooded parks in the city centre, such as Victoria Park and Springbank Park.