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Interesting Facts About London



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  • 1. <li>Interesting Facts About London </li><li>London stands on the southeast of England and is the capital city of United Kingdom-&gt; </li><li>London is the most densely populated area in Britain and is the ninth largest city in the world-&gt; </li><li>London is formed by two ancient cities - City of London and City of Westminster, both cities forming the region of Greater London-&gt; </li><li>During the time of the Roman Invasion, London was known as Londinium-&gt; In Saxon times, it was known as Lundenwic and during the kingdom of Alfred the Great, its name was changed to Lundenburg-&gt; </li><li>Contrary to what many people believe, ‘Big Ben’in Londonis not the name of the clock or the tower, but a 13-ton bell inside the clock-&gt; The tower is known as St-&gt; Stephen’s Tower-&gt; </li><li>The city of London is home to four World Heritage Sites - the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) </li><li>The Tower of London </li><li>Maritime Greenwich </li><li>Kew Botanical Gardens -&gt; </li><li>Thames River in London is the longest river in England-&gt; It begins life as a trickle in a Gloucestershire meadow and flows for more than 135 miles, before reaching London-&gt; </li><li>The London Eye or Millennium Wheel of the city is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe-&gt; </li><li>The London Underground, built in 1863, and popularly called ‘Tube’, is the first metro of the world-&gt; </li><li>The Canary Wharf Tower is the tallest building in London-&gt; </li><li>Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s official residence built in 1702, was earlier the site of an infamous brothel-&gt; </li><li>Windsor Castle of London is the largest and oldest castle of the world that is still in use-&gt; </li>