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Anupriya Bedi Aug 01 2014

Mention 10 amazing facts about London.

Kanika Nevatia Aug 01 2014
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Planning a trip to London? Check out these 10 amazing facts about London. We bet you will be intrigued by these fantastic snippets about the city. You’ll probably want to go digging for more facts once you've read them.


Did you know it is illegal to die inside the House of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, because it is a part of the Royal Palace? Anyone who dies here is entitled to a state funeral. If the authorities notice you looking even the slightest bit sick, they carry you out of the building immediately.


Palace of Westminster (by Dcastor)


Big Ben
is actually the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower and not the tower itself. The bell weighs more than 13 tons and its chime is in the key of E.

Big Ben (by nan palmero)


Among the many unique things Londoners have left while travelling on the tube are a samurai sword, a human skull,a coffin and a stuffed puffer fish.

London Tube (by Mikey)


In London, public paths weren’t generally referred to as “roads” until the 16th century. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that a few areas and paths were suffixed with the term “road”. There are, however, plenty of lanes, streets and ways from the very beginning, with Oxford Street being among the most popular.


Oxford Street Sign (by theducks)


Voltaire, Edgar Allen Poe, Ho Chi Minh, Mahatma Gandhi, Vincent Van Gogh, Sigmund Freud and Hitler's older half-brother all lived in London at some point of time. There's also a wax statue of the Mahatma at Madame Tussaud's, London.

Wax statue of Mahatma Gandhi (by Abi Skipp)


London buses were not always red in colour. Before 1907, different routes had different-coloured buses. Take a round around the city of London in trademark style!

London Bus (by Nikos Koutoulas)


More than 1,000 bodies are believed to be buried underneath the Aldgate Tube Station. A plague pit was built in 1665 to bury those who became victims of the London plague epidemic of the 17th century.

Aldgate Tube Station (by Matt Buck)


It is believed that the Great Pyramid at Giza or the Statue of Liberty could easily fit inside the Millennium Dome, which is now known as the O2 Arena. It is the largest structure of its kind in the world.


O2 Arena (by mattbuck)


In order to get a London taxi license, one has to prove that they know every single street and landmark in the city. This is called “The Knowledge” and takes a person 2 to 4 years to memorize at an average.


London Taxi (by Mick Baker)


If you want to drive around downtown, where most of the offices and shopping areas of London are located, between 7 AM and 5 PM on weekdays, you must pay a “congestion charge” of GBP 11.5. This helps to cut down on excessive traffic in the area.


London Traffic (by isbardel)


Now that you know these 10 amazing facts about London, your trip is sure to be all the more interesting. Do add to the list if you know any other interesting facts about the city.
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The person we dream the place where its seem as Heaven i.e London. I have Sparkled this City dreaming many more times. I really want to make it true...
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