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|Facts About The City Of London. by Capital2021(m): 12:29pm On Jun 11|
The capital city in England houses our University of the week and as it is our custom. We run a check or as we say it shine our spotlight on the city on a day like to bring you amazing facts that would make you love the city more than you ever did. If there is something we can promise you, it is the fact that you would be mind blown after reading this. So dive in to our pick of five (5) below:
We start our list of facts about London today by telling of her cultural diversity. As one of the most diverse cities in the world, London houses over 8 million residents, who collectively speak over 300 languages, including Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien and of course English. We guess you never knew.
Not Big Ben, then what?
Big Ben is arguably London’s most famous landmark. Surprisingly, it is actually meant to go by the name ‘The Clock Tower’, while ‘Big Ben’ is the name of the bell. Be free to tell your friends and family that fact if you ever do a tour of London.
Charles II’s ordered for six ravens to be placed in the Tower of London to protect it. Apparently, six ravens are still kept in the tower today and they must remain there at all times due to superstitious reasons. For extra measures, each raven has a wing clipped, they even have a spare raven handy in case one flies away.
As well as the 300 languages spoken in London, the amount of museums in the capital adds to the culture of this city. London boasts over 170 museums, from the massive British Museum, London’s most popular tourist attraction, to the tiny Fan Museum in Greenwich.
London Eye not the First
Our final shocker in our list of interesting facts about London is that the London Eye was not the first big wheel in London. In fact, The Great Wheel earns this title. This wheel was constructed in 1895 for the Empire of India Exhibition. It was then sadly demolished in 1907, 91 years before construction started on the London Eye.
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