8 Fascinating Facts About London You Might Not Know!

Are you planning a trip to London soon? Even if you are not, you might want to plan one after knowing some really exciting and amazing facts about the capital city, London. We bet you will be intrigued by these fantastic snippets about this beautiful destination.

Fact 1:

London has a lot of a neighbourhood pubs that are essential in each community. Most of these pubs are linked with prominent artists, poets and writers. The Fitzroy Tavern on Charlotte Street is well known for hosting popular artists like Dylan Thomas, George Orwell and Aleister Crowley, the satanist. Crowley also invented a cocktail that was once served in this pub.

Fact 2:

Can you imagine a football field in the central part of the capital city, right on the boundary of River Thames? Well, no one can. But, if you unroll the London eye, it would turn out to be 3.5 times the length of a football pitch. That is actually one hell of a big ball!

Fact 3:

In the year 2016, London was ranked as the 6th most expensive city for residing. So, if you have a big fat bank balance, you can definitely move to London and if not, then a London holiday is the perfect idea. With Brexit, the pound has fallen against the Rupee, making your holiday a bit more economical. Also, with British Airways connecting London to India past many years, it is extremely convenient to travel via the largest airline of the UK for exploring and enjoying this great city.

Fact 4:

In London alone, there are over 300 languages spoken. Some of the most popular languages after English include Gujarati, Punjabi, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bengali.

Fact 5:

Millennium dome, now known as the O2 Arena, in Greenwich, London, is considered as the largest and one of its kind in the world. This structure can can effortlessly fit the Statue of Liberty or the Great Pyramid of Giza inside it. Isn’t this a “WOW” moment?

Fact 6:

The queen needs permission to enter the City of London. What? Yes, you read it right. She is the head of state for the United Kingdom and also for countries like Canada and Australia but she cannot enter London without permission from the Lord Mayor.

Fact 7:

We are sure you are aware of the famous Big Ben in London. This name is actually given to the massive bell inside the clock tower and not the tower itself. The weight of this bell is more than 13 tons and its sound is in the key of E.

Fact 8:

To attain a taxi license in London, one has to prove that he/she knows every single street and landmark of the city. It is termed as “The Knowledge” and a person might take up to 2 to 4 years to memorize it completely.

With so many facts in hand, we are sure you are imagining a whole new “London City” which is more interesting and enthralling. Plan a trip soon and do not miss out on digging deep for some more amazing facts.