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Interesting facts about London

If funny or useless knowledge, we have gathered some interesting facts about London here. Did you know that…

  • Today's London is over two cities in its midst emerged: The City of London, also known as "the City", the business and financial heart of Great Britain. And the City of Westminster where the Parliament, Government Buildings and Buckingham Palace are located. Together with 31 other boroughs they form Greater London.
  • Big Ben is not the name of the tower or building, Big Ben is called the bell. It is located in the tower called Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster.
  • Deadly serious thing: it is illegal to die in the House of Parliament.
  • London is the first city that hosted the Summer Olympics three times was: 1908, 1948 and summer 2012.
  • In 1908 the Russian team traveled 12 days late for the Olympic Games, the reason: The Gregorian calendar was not yet used in Russia.
  • For the 2012 Olympics there was the largest military presence in London since World War II.
  • If London a country it would be the eighth largest in Europe by population.
  • In 1977 the Tower bridge Painted red white and blue to celebrate the Queen's silver anniversary. Before that, its color was chocolate brown.
  • The London Underground was that first subway in the world. It was opened in 1863.
  • After the construction of the underground (tube) it has its own new species of mosquito developed that only lives in the London underground. The mosquitoes specialize in subway riders, mice and rats.
  • five Subway stations are after pubs named: Elephant & Castle, Angel, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak and Manor House.
  • The shortest subway line is the Waterloo & City Line, it has only two stations (Waterloo and Bank) and is 2.4 kilometers long.
  • Every year the London Underground transports over 1 billion passengers.
  • The Tate Gallery was created on the former site of a prison.
  • The font "Times New Roman" was designed in 1931 for the London newspaper "The Times". Even if the Times itself no longer uses it, it is widespread, partly because it is so easy to read in print.
  • In 1700, one in five London women was one prostitute.
  • Those traveling from London have a total of choices to choose from six international airports with flights to over 390 destinations.


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