Of all the planets, Londinium is most like Earth That Was and was therefore one of the first two planets to be settled. The buildings are made of modern materials, but they look as if they were built of stone and are of archaic “imperial gothic” design based on London on Earth That Was.
The Parliament building is in the capital city. Seems like almost everyone on Londinium works for the government or for businesses who deal with the government. Londinium is also home to some of the greatest collections of western art in the system, as well as ancient artifacts from Earth That Was.
At the center of Alliance control, Londinium has a strong military presence. The Alliance flagship, Victoria, patrols its space. The planet is home to the elite Special Alliance Support troops and the Ministry of Intelligence. There is a no fly zone above and around government buildings. Any ship venturing near these areas is shot down, no warning given. Tourists arrive on authorized shuttles that travel to and from other Core worlds, and may visit only those areas that are approved. Anyone caught venturing outside the approved areas without proper ID is immediately arrested.