Architectural Science Behind the City of London

Vedic World, Feb 2018
London Eye
Standing on the river Thames, London is the capital and most populous city of England and United Kingdom. Founded by Romans, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is split into 5 parts namely Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire which today makes up Greater London, a region governed by the Mayor of London and London Assembly.

London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. It is the world’s largest financial centre and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world. London is often regarded as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. It is the world’s leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London’s universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2016 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,787,892, the largest of any city in the European Union and accounting for 13.4% of the UK population. London’s urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The city’s metropolitan area is the most populous in the EU with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016, while the Greater London Authority states the population of the city-region (covering a large part of the south east) as 22.7 million. London was the world’s most populous city from around 1831 to 1925.

London is often regarded as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. It is the world’s leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals than any other city.

Aerial view of London
London contains four World Heritage Sites: The Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT). Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

Palace of Westminster

What makes London a great city as per Vaastu?
The government buildings are perfectly square shaped and are seamlessly aligned in terms of directions, roads, grids, size of the buildings, the city entry points, and the water bodies – no wonder great Britain’s pound has been the strongest currency for hundreds of years. Even today, London is known as the Financial Capital of the world.
Even though the British Parliament is Vaastu compliant, they still faced many ups and downs in the past. The seat of power in London is positioned in the South West part of the city, while the entertainment sectors are on the North East. The art and culture sectors are on the South East and North West. The entire town planning of the London city is in grid format which makes it an ideal city to live in. It is balanced in terms of residential, commercial, entertainment, trade, and banking.
Every sector of the society brings a perfect balance in terms of economic and political forces as well as social factors because it is a Vaastu blended city. As I mentioned previously (April 2017 edition), Melbourne is the most liveable city. Similarly, London is the most memorable city. Anyone who visits London will not be able to forget the city. They do have some challenges with respect to weather conditions; however, apart from that, it is a great city to live in.

What makes London a great city as per Vaastu?
The government buildings are perfectly square shaped and are seamlessly aligned in terms of directions, roads, grids, size of the buildings, the city entry points, and the water bodies – no wonder great Britain’s pound has been the strongest currency for hundreds of years. Even today, London is known as the Financial Capital of the world.
Even though the British Parliament is Vaastu compliant, they still faced many ups and downs in the past. The seat of power in London is positioned in the South West part of the city, while the entertainment sectors are on the North East. The art and culture sectors are on the South East and North West. The entire town planning of the London city is in grid format which makes it an ideal city to live in. It is balanced in terms of residential, commercial, entertainment, trade, and banking.

VAASTU EYE
The city of London is great for two reasons:
1. The Britishers are very meticulous in formulating town and city planning.
2. They have a great understanding of classical, gothic, and modern architecture.
They have ruled two thirds of the world for many years after Romans.

PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
Even number of entrances – 2, 4, 6, and 8 – is considered good for any building as per Vaastu. If the entrance is on the weaker side (South East) of the building, the parliament’s functioning becomes slow and non-cooperative.
Ideally, Westminster Palace should have entrances on the North and the East too. Their absence proves negative for the building. However, the River Thames flowing towards the north on the eastern side of the building is a huge advantage for the British Parliament, both financially as well as its Royal culture.
The Palace of Westminster commands respect and financial supremacy in the world with an increase in strength of the pound sterling. Out of the 6 entrances, 1 and 6 being negative, there is a possible threat to the building. The House of Lords, House of Commons, and the Royal Court of Justice are perfectly located per Vaastu. That is why the building has a long standing history of more than 300 years.

This is a researched article and borrows heavily from printed and electronic encyclopedias as well as material provided by our panel of research scholars, astrologers, and academics and pundits.