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Interesting Facts about London You might Not Have Heard of

London is like an open book for most people around the globe as there is hardly anyone who might not have heard about the Queen, Buckingham Palace or the London Eye. However, there are a few facts that many people might not be aware of.

The Clock Tower which is commonly known as Big Ben is one of London’s famous landmarks. However, Big Ben is not its name as it is the name of the bell within the clock.

Officially, the name of the Houses of Parliament is the Palace of Westminster and as such this important political structure is the largest palace in the country.

The author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie had gifted the copyright of his creation, Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street Hospital as he had no children of his own and wanted the hospital to receive royalties from all associated works and performances of his wonderful creation.

There is a high demand for accommodation at the Hotels Near Westbourne Terrace as both tourists as well as business travelers find the location to be very convenient being close to Paddington station and many of the important attractions of central London. Moreover, the area offers a quiet retreat in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.

You would be seriously doing an illegal act if you happen to die in the Houses of Parliament as it is illegal to do so.

The Christmas Tree displayed in Trafalgar Square every year is a gift from the people of Oslo Norway to the people of England to show their gratitude for their alliance and help in World War II.

If you stay in an Accommodation Hyde Park London, you will not only be located close to Hyde Park but also to the cluster of attractions that are situated close by. Moreover, all grades of hotels are available here.

On the eve of the ban on drinking on public transport in London that took effect from June I 2008, revellers had a drinking party while taking a trip on the Circle Line in fancy dress for one last time before the public transport prohibition took effect.

Although Greater London boasts of a population of roughly 8.3 million people and is spread over an area four times that of New York, the City of London actually has just over 7,000 residents and is one of the smallest cities of the world.

The Big Apple’s reach spreads across to London due to which the New York Police Department is operational in the city.

Around 20 subterranean rivers flow beneath London’s streets.

Apsley House, that was once the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is a Grade I listed Georgian building that bears the address ‘Number 1, London’. It is open to the public and visitors can peep inside to see one of the best preserved examples of an 18th century English aristocratic residence in London.

Each year London’s buses travel a whopping 302 million miles, which is approximately 12,128 times around the circumference of the earth.

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