10 Loveable London Facts You Have to Know
London is one of the trendiest places on the planet, offering so much style, culture and history. While we know there is so much to love about the capital of England, there are some things many of us don’t know about this unique place.
1. The Houses of Parliament
2. Big Ben
3. The Strangest Pub Name
4. The House of Commons
The House of Commons is the only bit of land that a British monarch cannot enter, as he or she is not a commonly like the rest of us scum. So you know where to go when you want to have a gossip about Queen Lizzie.
5. Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge was made entirely by a female workforce during World War II. Only women are forward-thinking enough to create a bridge from self-cleaning sandstone. Clever!
6. Cockney Rhyming Slang
Cockney rhyming slang is popular around London’s 32 boroughs, and is a way for locals to create slang using rhyme. For example, a ruby murray is a curry, apples and pears is stairs and Adam and Eve is believe. The slang was introduced as a way of outwitting new police constables.
7. The Olympic Games
8. The Beatles
The Beatles played their last ever gig in the City of London, as they performed on the roof of Apple Corps at 3 Saville Row.
9. Karl Marx
10. The Last Execution
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