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      Brick LaneAugust 12, 2011
      Street
      • London, United Kingdom

      This road was used as the route for transporting bricks after the Great Fire of London in 1666, hence the name. It now boasts the greatest concentration of curry houses in Britain.

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      HarrodsAugust 12, 2011
      Department Store
      • Knightsbridge, United Kingdom

      Harrods was bought in 1985 by Mohamed Al Fayed for £615 million, it covers 4 1/2 acres and holds over 300 department stores.

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      10 Downing St.August 12, 2011
      Government
      • City of Westminster, United Kingdom

      The bricks of the buildings on Downing Street were originally yellow brick which over two centuries became blackened from pollution. After restoration in the 1960s they were painted black.

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      Hyde ParkAugust 12, 2011
      Park
      • London, United Kingdom

      The first nude statue in London was erected in the South-East corner of Hyde Park in 1822. After the pleas from 'country women' a fig leaf was later added to save their blushes.

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      1 Lombard StreetAugust 11, 2011
      Restaurant
      • London, United Kingdom

      Lombard Street is the banking centre of the city, it is named after the goldsmiths of Lombardy who settled here after being granted the land by King Edward I in the 12th century.

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      Guy's HospitalAugust 10, 2011
      Hospital
      • Bermondsey, United Kingdom

      Guy's Tower is the tallest medical building in the world. The portion that sticks out at the top is a lecture theatre and when sitting at the very back you are sat over thin air.

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      BT TowerAugust 10, 2011
      Landmark
      • Fitzrovia, United Kingdom

      Until 1993 the location of Telecom Tower was an official secret, having or taking any photos of the tower was a breach of the Official Secrets Act, it was even omitted from all maps.

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      Costa CoffeeAugust 10, 2011
      Coffee Shop
      • London, United Kingdom

      Two oak wells were revealed on Gresham Street dating back to AD63. It has been suggested that water would have been drawn by animals who powered the gear shaft, pulling up 25 gallons per minute.

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      BishopsgateAugust 10, 2011
      Road
      • London, United Kingdom

      Bishopsgate often displayed the heads of recently executed criminals on spikes for passers by to to see. The heads were used as a warning to anyone thinking about breaking the law.

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      Smithfield Market (London Central Markets)August 9, 2011
      Market
      • London, United Kingdom

      Unsold pigs were given to St. Anthony's hospital from this market in the 12th Century. When seen wondering the streets you were obliged to feed them. They grew to great sizes and were worth a fortune

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      Kensington Roof GardensAugust 9, 2011
      Roof Deck
      • London, United Kingdom

      At 1.5 acres Kensington Roof gardens is the largest roof garden in the whole of Europe. The gardens have been owned by Richard Branson's Virgin group since 1981.

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      The RitzAugust 9, 2011
      Hotel
      • London, United Kingdom

      Named after hotelier Cesar Ritz, who also managed The Savoy Hotel, the Ritz was the first hotel in London to have en-suite rooms, it was also the first steel framed building in England.

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      StarbucksAugust 9, 2011
      Coffee Shop
      • London, United Kingdom

      The world's best selling cigarette brand Marlboro is named after this street. The brand initially marketed women with the slogan 'Mild as May'.

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      OdeonAugust 9, 2011
      Cineplex
      • London, United Kingdom

      A poster displayed at this cinema for a showing of the film 'The Caine Mutiny' was the inspiration for Maurice Micklewhite changing his name to Michael Caine.

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      Dirty DicksAugust 9, 2011
      Pub
      • London, United Kingdom

      Originally named Old Jerusalem, this pub was renamed after Richard, the local dandy and warehouse owner, who became famous for refusing to tidy up after his fiancee died on the eve of their wedding.

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      St Helens ChurchAugust 9, 2011
      Church
      • United Kingdom

      The nunnery of St. Helen's was founded in the early 13th century and is the largest surviving church in the city, it survived the Great Fire of London, the Dissolution and The Blitz.

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      VeeraswamyAugust 9, 2011
      Indian
      • London, United Kingdom

      Opened in 1927, Veeraswamy's is said to be the oldest surving Indian restaurant in the UK. Famous diners have included Ghandi, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando and the Prince of Wales.

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      Royal Opera HouseAugust 9, 2011
      Opera House
      • London, United Kingdom

      In 1837 The Royal Opera house was the first ever theatre to use limelight. Limelight comes from the mixing of oxygen and hydrogen and then adding real burning lime to achieve a bright light.

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      Trafalgar SquareAugust 9, 2011
      Plaza
      • City of Westminster, United Kingdom

      Every year a Norway Spruce is erected here and decorated as part of the Christmas festivities. The tree is a gift of thanks from the Norwegians for Britain's support during the Second World War

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      Harringay Arena (Site of)August 9, 2011
      Historic Site
      • Harringay, United Kingdom

      In 1938 Harringay Arena was the venue for the first boxing match to be televised live, the full 15 rounds between Len Harvey v Jock McAvoy were broadcast.

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