Omission of 'who is'
Tom, who is staying here, is my friend. Can I omit 'who is' here like "London, (which is) located on the River Thames, is the capital of England." Thank you so much as usual.
In many cases, yes. However, in your specific sentence, deleting the "who is" makes the meaning a bit vague, at least to my ear. Eliminating the relative pronoun + "to be" is acceptable if doing so does not obscure your intended meaning. There are no objective rules telling us when that might occur. Sometimes, it is just a matter of how it sounds to the ear.
(You deleted a question this morning while I was in the midst of writing a long answer. Oh well.)
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