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    "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."
    HISTORY UKHISTORY UK · August 12, 2011
    Road
    · London, United Kingdom
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    "Harrods was bought in 1985 by Mohamed Al Fayed for £615 million, it covers 4 1/2 acres and holds over 300 department stores."
    HISTORY UKHISTORY UK · August 12, 2011
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    "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."
    HISTORY UKHISTORY UK · August 12, 2011
    Government
    · City of Westminster, United Kingdom
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    "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."
    HISTORY UKHISTORY UK · August 12, 2011
    Park
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    "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."
    HISTORY UKHISTORY UK · August 11, 2011
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    "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."
    HISTORY UKHISTORY UK · August 10, 2011
    Hospital
    · Bermondsey, United Kingdom