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Little Ben: Discover The Miniature Version of Big Ben

You’ve probably heard of Big Ben – but have you ever stumbled across Little Ben?  Situated outside Victoria Station, you’ll find Big Ben’s (admittedly, more gothic) little brother – decorated in black, red, and gold, it has to be said that this clock looks almost as impressive as his big bro. We have to admit …

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58 Fun and Interesting Facts about London You’ll Absolutely Love

London has a long and interesting history – so perhaps it’s no surprise that it has given rise to a number of weird and wonderful tales over the years. What are you waiting for? It’s time to discover some fun, strange and interesting facts about London.  Fun Facts About London London Had a Gin Craze, …

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18 Fascinating Tower of London Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know

Are you ready to discover a few curious facts about the Tower of London? The Tower of London: one of the capital’s most famous buildings and a must-do on every London bucket list. But what secrets lie within the Tower’s walls? We’re here to tell you all about London’s famous fortress – from the gruesome …

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St James’s Palace: The Royal Palace You Never Knew About

Did you know that just around the corner from the Georgian monstrosity that is Buckingham Palace (too blocky, no elegance… controversial, we know), there’s another palace that not that many people have even heard of? St James’s Palace is a royal palace in St James’s / Mayfair dating all the way back to the Tudor …

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So… Why On Earth Are There So Many Parakeets in London?

Spotted the rather controversial parakeets in London? No doubt you’ve seen them darting across London’s skies. A flash of bright green splitting through the air, quickly followed by another and another.  It used to be that the most exciting colour you’d see on a bird was the red plumage on an aggressive robin, but that …

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Rethinking the Jack the Ripper Story: An Alternate Take on Jack the Ripper’s London

11 women were murdered in London’s East End between April 1888 and February 1891 – these would come to be known as The Whitechapel Murders. The police at the time were certain that at least 5 of these mysterious killings, taking place over a 9 week period between August and November 1888, were linked. And …

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Famous Blue Plaques in London To Look Out For

Ever been wandering through London and noticed a small blue plaque adorning buildings?  These plaques are awarded to those who have made significant contributions to society – and mark where in the capital they used to reside. Taking a self-guided tour around them is one of our favourite (free) things to do in the capital …

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The Hidden Secrets of Nelson’s Column

Discover the history and tales behind Nelson’s Column – Trafalgar Square’s iconic monument.  Admiral Nelson’s Column, AKA ‘Nelson Column’ sits proudly at the centre of Trafalgar Square.  Though the square itself is renowned for its pigeons, protests, a huge (and now quite controversial) Christmas tree that Norway donates every year and a very rowdy crowd …

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Stunning Art Deco Buildings in London You Have to See

Looking to explore Art Deco architecture in London? When people think of famous Art Deco buildings, the Chrysler Building in NYC is one of the first that springs to mind. But who needs the Big Apple when you’ve got the Big Smoke? London isn’t often considered for its Art Deco scene, however, the capital has …

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Discover The Past and Present of Victorian London: Interesting Facts and Historic Architecture

The Victorian era could justifiably be called both the most divine and the most decrepit era in London’s history. Discover the highs and the lows of the age in this guide to Victorian London.  An era of extravagance, rapid growth, and putrid living conditions — Victorian London was an intricate quilt of contradicting circumstances.  As …

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