London is the largest city in Britain. So large in fact, that it's a county in its own right when you include the suburbs. Most superhuman activity in Britain happens here.
- Antenna: The top fixer of various goods and information relevant to caping about (either in a heroic or villainous manner) on the British Mainland. You want it, he'll fix it so you get it! For a price of course. He buys from or sells to anyone as long as the goods in question aren't fake or clearly stolen (don't expect him to buy a nuclear device, the Crown Jewels or any Starktech, but he'll gladly buy a load of guns you looted off a street gang with a smile on his face).
A persistent rumour has him having learnt at least some of his trade from the legendary Modesty Blaise. The rumour persists because, just like Blaise, he calls his group the Network, and he won't deal with drugs, human trafficking or prostitution. He can smuggle someone into or out of the country if they're willing to pay. That's among his most expensive services, but it comes with a valid UK passport and relevant documents. (The difference between smuggling and trafficking people is that a smuggled person is travelling of their free will and is allowed to make their own way once they arrive, while traffickers trick and enslave those they transport.)
His shop, Cowl & Cloak, is also the only shop in Cardiff, London and Edinburgh that sells Morphic Molecule Suits. Two qualities that make him well and truly valuable are that he stays bought (Unless you tried to sell something that's clearly stolen to him, in which case, you're getting handed over to the police), and that too many people need his services for anyone in their right mind to harm his agents. His agents can be seen all over London. You can always tell an Antenna agent by the fact that they always carry two umbrellas in one hand.
His greatest achievement is the Antenna Network app. A pre-paid virtual grey/black market, where you can get goods and services that no-one else can sell on-line. Need to buy a gun, spend a week in a safehouse or leave Britain in a hurry? You can arrange it on there.
- Barksdale Castle: This castle, located between the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral is the home of the government-sponsored Heroes for Britain.
- Basement 101: Britain's super-prison, located under the Tower of London. Any serious criminal with powers who has been found guilty in court, or anyone found to be both powered and insane is sent here. The Beefeater, who has been made the Queen's Jailer, makes sure that no-one breaks out.
- BT Tower: The British Telecom Tower is used as a landmark by nearly everyone in London. It's sometimes known as the Candle, as it's been used by the local supers as a beacon ever since BT installed the bright wrap-around screen at the top! The Candle also happens to be near Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road, the primary shopping areas in Central London.
- St. Pancras International: This railway station serves the East Midlands, and is also the only Eurostar terminal in Central London, heading to Europe. It's often the preferred route into London from France and Belgium as it's usually cheaper than a plane, faster than a coach and ferry, the station is inside the city (compared to airports in the outskirts of town) and the Customs men aren't as strict as they are at airports. At least one super keeps an eye on the station in case they see an European villain coming out of it.
- Trafalgar Square: All sorts of events can happen in this legendary square. Cultural festivals, filming sessions, superhuman battles... All you need to do is keep an eye on the square and something interesting is going to happen sooner or later. One popular event happens every year in December, when the Norwegian people donate a Christmas tree to thank the British for helping them during World War 2.
- The Spieler: This underground pub is frequented by various low-level crooks. Several villains often leave a note on the noticeboard when they need henchmen.
If only those crooks found out how many street-level vigilantes actually had the idea of hiding in plain sight...
- The Time in a Bottle: British supers, both heroic and villainous alike, drink at this pub, located at one of London's many side-streets. Truce magic that prevents offensive powers and weapons from working inside has made it the best place in London to conduct diplomacy from the age of medieval knights to Victorian adventurers to modern superhumans. The truce magic also makes the pub the most well-known accorded location in the area.
- Golders Green Guardians: This hero team focuses on supernatural threats. They're usually called in for things like possessed houses, rampaging golems and zombie plagues. The saying goes that they find things that go bump in the night, and bump them right back for it!
- Heroes for Britain: This government-backed hero team is based in Barksdale Castle.
It is believed that they have access to a Nightside entrance.
The Nightside (BC): The Nightside is perhaps London's greatest secret. It is effectively a parallel version that's one big grey area when it comes to ethics, legality and morality. It's said that you can buy or sell stuff that even Antenna wouldn't touch and then party like God isn't taking notice. Just make sure you can actually afford it before buying anything, as merchants tend to take a very dim view of cheapskates and thieves. Access is normally through any London Underground station inside the Circle Line if you know which doors to open, but there are other routes if you can find them. There are no laws in the Nightside, and no justice for those who can't buy it or otherwise make it themselves.
John Taylor: Son of Lilith, and the current Walker, who is what passes for the law in the Nightside. Half the rich and powerful in the Nightside want him dead and gone while the other half want him to owe them.
Suzie Shooter: John's wife and hard as nails bounty hunter, who operates solely in the Nightside. Signature weapon: A pump-action shotgun loaded with blessed and cursed buckshot. Harming an innocent near her is tantamount to suicide.
Mammon Emporium: This shopping centre contains shops that sell anything from anywhere, even from parallel timelines and fictional worlds. You can get a Beatles rap album with all four members or a M41A Pulse Rifle there.
Strangefellows: This is the oldest still-running pub in the world. The barman is always in a slightly foul mood, and only wears black because no one has found anything darker yet. He serves drinks that would blow your mind, like Shoggoth's Old and Very Peculiar or wormwood brandy (John Taylor's favourite for when a job's gone sideways).