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Learn about London
by Mandy Barrow

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Project Britain
About London
London Index
Getting to London
Facts about London
The Queen's Guards
Royal London
Buildings and landmarks
The People
London Transport
Essential information
Shops and Markets
What to see
(important street)
Annual Events
London Police
Food and Drink
Open Spaces
Districts / Areas
History of London
River Thames
Hidden London
Arm Chair Travel
British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Facts about London Transport
  • The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
  • The London Underground, was built in 1863, and was the first metro of the world.
  • The London Underground is known as 'the Tube’.
  • 55% of the London Underground, is not underground.
  • Five stations on the Underground system are named after pubs: Elephant & Castle, Angel, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak and Manor House.
  • Angel Tube Station, has Western Europe’s longest escalator with 318 steps.
  • The British Transport Police are responsible for police services on National Rail and London Underground services.
  • The double-decker bus is an icon of London
  • The Savoy Court, leading into the Savoy Hotel, is the only place in Britain where cars enter and exit on the right. This was changed by an act of parliament, to enable women to exit cars first, since they traditionally sat behind the driver (from horse and carriage days).
  • The traditional colour of taxis in London is Black. Today the 'Black Cabs' come in 12 different colours.


London Transport

image: Busesimage; taxisimage: The Tube

Getting To London

image: Trainsimage: flying to London


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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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