Facts About London

Fun facts about London England

Fun facts about London England

September 14, 2022
If you’ve been to London, you will have seen many black taxis driving around the streets. These taxis are a true symbol of London (almost as iconic as a London bus!) but how did they originate and how do you hail one? London taxis (often called ‘black cabs’) have a very…

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Windsor Castle Campden Hill Road

Windsor Castle Campden Hill Road

September 14, 2022
London is renowned for being spoiled with great pubs and bars – and Kensington is no exception. And since it’s London Beer Week this week, why not list some of the more quirky bars and pubs around the neighborhood? Churchill Arms, Kensington – The first pub in London with…

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London England facts and information

London England facts and information

September 14, 2022
Buckingham Palace is not only the home of the Queen and Prince Philip but also the London residence of the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward and his wife) and their daughter. Buckingham Palace is used also for the administrative…

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Crown Jewels of London

Crown Jewels of London

September 13, 2022
The Coronation Spoon The silver-gilt Coronation Spoon is over 800 years old – though it has been refurbished and re-gilded down the years. In 1649, the spoon was sold rather than being destroyed with the rest of the medieval crown jewels. This extraordinary survival is used…

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Windsor Castle Opening

Windsor Castle Opening

September 13, 2022
Visiting Windsor Castle and St George s Chapel The Royal Standard flying over the castle indicating that the Queen is in residence Climb the Round Tower!! For very many years it has not been possible to climb to the top of the Round Tower but in 2011 the Tower was reopened…

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Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle

Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle

September 8, 2022
After early morning pickup from central London, travel west by air-conditioned coach to nearby Windsor, home to magnificent Windsor Castle. As you travel, hear how this vast fortress-palace is the world’s oldest occupied castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror…

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London historical facts

London historical facts

August 30, 2022
In the late 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh attempted to plant a colony for England in present-day North Carolina. This unsuccessful and expensive settlement, often referred to as The Lost Colony, made the English crown wary of trying again. It was not until 1606 that the Virginia…

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Lower Clapton Road, Hackney

Lower Clapton Road, Hackney

August 2, 2022
Overview Following requests, we have extended the consultation by one week. The deadline for comments is now Sunday 20 March 2016. Update ends We are currently consulting on proposals to redesign the junction of Lower Clapton Road and Urswick Road in Hackney. What are we…

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Windsor Castle hotels

Windsor Castle hotels

July 8, 2022
Something for you to enjoy outside the castle is the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The ceremony, which takes place at 11:00 and is accompanied by the Regimental Band, lasts for 45 minutes. It really is an impressive display of British military heritage. Make sure to check…

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Facts about London for Kids

Facts about London for Kids

April 2, 2022
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love London, and it’s also hard to find someone who doesn’t have a fact or two about the UK’s capital. While we could go on for days and days listing interesting pieces of trivia, here are our 7 favorite facts about London; hopefully…

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London Interesting facts

London Interesting facts

March 23, 2022
Jack London s characteristically raw, edgy writing influenced and inspired such literary giants as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, George Orwell and Upton Sinclair. He was also one of the first writers to gain fame and wealth from his fiction. However, London s short life…

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Facts about Tower of London

Facts about Tower of London

March 21, 2022
The history of the Tower of London stretches back almost 1, years – it is perhaps one of the most interesting of the Royal Residences. So, in honour of this fascinating Royal Residence, we have composed a fact file of 25 facts about the Tower of London. 1. The Tower of…

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London England Fun facts

London England Fun facts

March 10, 2022
Fact #2 - No Women Allowed The first colleges of Oxford were built in the 13th century, but it wasn t until 1878 that women were admitted to the university, 1920 when they were awarded degrees, and 1974 when the last of the all-male colleges opened their doors to women…

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Queen Elizabeth II Castle

Queen Elizabeth II Castle

January 5, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 89th birthdayGetty The Queen is celebrating her 89th birthday privately today (21 April) at Windsor Castle. To mark her special day, the King s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41-gun royal salute at midday in Hyde Park, followed…

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London England facts

London England facts

December 14, 2021
The City of London is the historical core of the English capital. It roughly matches the boundaries the Roman city of Londinium and of medieval London. Opened in 1652, Pasqua Rosee s was the first coffee house in London. It was located on St Michael s Alley and burned down…

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Notting Hill pub

Notting Hill pub

August 2, 2021
Open 7 Days a week 12:00pm - 2:30pm/ 6:00pm-8.30pm Monday - Saturday & Sunday 12pm-2.30pm/ 5.30pm-8pm Are you looking for a casual pub dining experience in Melbourne? The Uni Bar is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Serving up traditional pub favourites…

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Windsor Castle Weather

Windsor Castle Weather

May 24, 2021
London is a great city to visit all year round, the city experiences the 4 traditional seasons and each one brings the city to life in a new way. The climate in London is typically mild and extreme weather conditions and storms are very rare. Learn a little more about the…

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Windsor Castle Kensington

Windsor Castle Kensington

December 29, 2020
The Windsor is an ancient inn, and thankfully a 2013 refurb was sympathetic to its many charms. It’s clad in aged wood the brown of Princess Anne’s saddle; still intact are decorative wooden screens installed by the Victorians to separate the sexes while they got sloshed…

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