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Key Facts about London

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom
London is the largest city in the United Kingdom.
London is the largest city in Europe.
London is formed by two ancient cities – City of London and City
of Westminster, both cities forming the region of Greater London
The world's first public zoo first opened in 1829 in London (London
The exact centre of London is marked by a plaque in the Church of St
Martin's-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square.
The tallest building in London is The Shard London Bridge - 310 meters
(1,017ft) tall.
It is also the 45th tallest in the world
London is the first city to host the Olympics three times (1908, 1948 and
London is twinned with New York, Moscow and Berlin.
Greater London
Area: 11 sq mi, an area
Population: 7,172,036 in 2001
Population density: f 4,542 inhabitants per
11,760 /sq mi.

Interesting Fact about London
23 and 24 Leinster Gardens in Paddington are dummy houses built to hide the
Tube line running underneath (the Metropolitan). The windows are painted on,
and behind the façade is a track.

Tower Bridge does! (Tower Bridge is the famous one in all the photos. Richard the Lionheart introduced swans to Britain in the 12th century.Facts about River Thames in London   The River Thames flows through London.) There have been three London Bridges. o The current London Bridge was opened in 1973 Facts about Tower Bridge   Tower Bridge is the most recognisable bridge on the River Thames and is often mistakenly referred to as “London Bridge”. Facts about London Bridge   London Bridge does not have towers. from Cyprus. Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London Facts .

000 Londoners and destroyed many houses and other buildings across London. Facts about Education in London  London has 43 universities. Angel. was built in 1863. The London Underground. Swiss Cottage. Facts about London Transport         The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. The London Underground is known as 'the Tube’. Angel Tube Station.about London through history      The Romans were first to settle where London is today. The Saxons destroyed London Bridge in 1014 by using boats and ropes to tear it down. Royal Oak and Manor House. Five stations on the Underground system are named after pubs: Elephant & Castle. Facts about London People (Londoners)  More than 300 languages are spoken within London. is not underground. has Western Europe’s longest escalator with 318 steps. They called it Londinium. During the Saxon period of occupation London was known as Lundenwic In Medieval England animals were brought into court. The British Transport Police are responsible for police services on National Rail and London Underground services. the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. and tried and sentenced by the judge for any mischief or damage they did! The Blitz and other bombing by the German Luftwaffe during World War II killed over 30. The double-decker bus is an icon of London . and was the first metro of the world. 55% of the London Underground.

The tower is known as St Stephens Tower but . It is the 13-ton bell inside the clock. Facts about Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament   Big Ben is not actually the name of the clock or the tower. Over 800 members of staff are based at Buckingham Palace. He built Buckingham House for himself as a grand London home. 52 Royal and guest bedrooms. George III bought Buckingham House for his wife. 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. leading into the Savoy Hotel. These include 19 State rooms. Their jobs range from housekeeping to horticulture. clockmaker and flagman. catering to correspondence. Buckingham Palace gets its name from a man named Duke of Buckingham. is the only place in Britain where cars enter and exit on the right. The first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as their official residence was Queen Victoria. Some of the more unusual jobs include fendersmith. 188 staff bedrooms. In 1761. Facts about Buckingham Palace       Buckingham Palace is The Queen's official London residence Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. to enable women to exit cars first. Today the 'Black Cabs' come in 12 different colours. who moved there in 1837. Queen Charlotte. The traditional colour of taxis in London is Black. This was changed by an act of parliament. since they traditionally sat behind the driver (from horse and carriage days).  The Savoy Court.

000 Marble Arch was originally built as the entrance to Buckingham Palace. The Houses of Parliament has 1. that use to be used as a police station. eight bars and six restaurants . The average price for properties in Kensington and Chelsea is £894. The Houses of Parliament are part of the greater Palace of Westminster.  most people refer to it as Big Ben. but was never used.none of them open to the public. 11 courtyards.000 rooms. Inside is a tiny office. 100 staircases. built by Barry and Pugin in the mid-19th century Other facts about London    The West End is London’s main entertainment (theatres) and shopping district. .

the West End. You can find the best shops. It is the largest city in Europe and one of the largest cities in the world. among them Newton. It is not so rich as other parts of London and there are fewer parks there. Many great English scientists lie buried there. The most important parts of London are: the City. The East End is the part of London where working people live. The West End is the richest part of London. cinemas. London is not only the capital of the country. More than six million people live in London. The rich people live in the West End.London is the capital of Great Britain. a university city. Its houses and streets are the finest in the capital. Only about ten thousand people live there. museums. . the East End and Westminster. London lies on both banks of the river Thames. There are many monuments of great men there. fine parks and squares there. People do business there. In the Poets' Corner some of the famous English poets and writers are buried. Darwin and Watt. and the seat of the government of Great Britain. Westminster Abbey is one of the most beautiful buildings in London. theatres. one of the greatest commercial centres in the world. The City is the busiest part of London. it is also a very big port.