History UsefulNotes / London

27th Feb '18 4:50:56 AM Divra
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** The BoyBand ''East 17'' took their name from the post code they grew up in.
30th Jan '18 4:44:51 PM nombretomado
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* The black taxis, also massively overused in establishing shots. The Austin [=FX4s=] and later Fairways familiar to foreign film and TV watchers are being gradually replaced by more modern-looking [=TX4=] vehicles, and [[MisplacedNationalism controversially by Mercedes minivans]] with four-wheel steering to achieve the legally-required tiny turning circle. Also, they aren't exclusively black: some eccentrics have always gone for other colours (usually maroon, grey or white), but many now carry all-over advertising. Only drivers who have passed the legendarily demanding "Knowledge" test of London's geography are allowed to pick people up in the street. As well as their knowledge of London, cab drivers are stereotyped as [[DriverOfABlackCab rabid bigots who lecture passengers on their political views at the drop of a hat]]. This is no longer a case of TruthInTelevision (though it used to be), as London is now one of the most multicultural capitals in the Western world (indeed, the current Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is a Muslim whose father was an immigrant from Pakistan and worked as a bus driver). Indeed, most London Cabbies are now more likely to only make pleasant conversation in keeping with classic British reservedness. That said, they are very good to hit up for tourist information.

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* The black taxis, also massively overused in establishing shots. The Austin [=FX4s=] and later Fairways familiar to foreign film and TV watchers are being gradually replaced by more modern-looking [=TX4=] vehicles, and [[MisplacedNationalism [[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism controversially by Mercedes minivans]] with four-wheel steering to achieve the legally-required tiny turning circle. Also, they aren't exclusively black: some eccentrics have always gone for other colours (usually maroon, grey or white), but many now carry all-over advertising. Only drivers who have passed the legendarily demanding "Knowledge" test of London's geography are allowed to pick people up in the street. As well as their knowledge of London, cab drivers are stereotyped as [[DriverOfABlackCab rabid bigots who lecture passengers on their political views at the drop of a hat]]. This is no longer a case of TruthInTelevision (though it used to be), as London is now one of the most multicultural capitals in the Western world (indeed, the current Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is a Muslim whose father was an immigrant from Pakistan and worked as a bus driver). Indeed, most London Cabbies are now more likely to only make pleasant conversation in keeping with classic British reservedness. That said, they are very good to hit up for tourist information.
7th Jan '18 5:00:12 AM MarkLungo
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* People associate excrement with ''Oliver Twist'', but both sides are featured.
* ''SherlockHolmes'' also features both in the stories.
* In videogames, London is definitely shown to be a mix of both, with perhaps more emphasis on the paved with gold side. In the StreetFighter series, Dudley's home stages are always set in central London and both versions he has had are suitably glamorous, featuring Big Ben, old style Minis, horse-drawn carriages and the Harrod's building in ''Third Strike''. This suits his gentlemanly vibe. London is also featured as a stage in ''Capcom Vs SNK 2'' and is again given a fairly sophisticated look. London features as a stage in ''King of Fighters '94'', which depicts Tower Bridge and a pleasant parkland setting. In contrast to all of the above, Birdie, also of the StreetFighter series, has had some horrible London stages -- in StreetFighter, he had a run-down back street and in StreetFighter Alpha 2, his stage was a public toilet at King's Cross station -- can't get more excremental than that.

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* People associate excrement with ''Oliver Twist'', ''Literature/OliverTwist'', but both sides are featured.
* ''SherlockHolmes'' ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' also features both in the stories.
* In videogames, video games, London is definitely shown to be a mix of both, with perhaps more emphasis on the paved with gold side. In the StreetFighter ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series, Dudley's home stages are always set in central London and both versions he has had are suitably glamorous, featuring Big Ben, old style Minis, horse-drawn carriages and the Harrod's building in ''Third Strike''. This suits his gentlemanly vibe. London is also featured as a stage in ''Capcom Vs SNK 2'' and is again given a fairly sophisticated look. London features as a stage in ''King of Fighters '94'', which depicts Tower Bridge and a pleasant parkland setting. In contrast to all of the above, Birdie, also of the StreetFighter series, has had some horrible London stages -- in StreetFighter, he had a run-down back street and in StreetFighter Alpha 2, his stage was a public toilet at King's Cross station -- can't get more excremental than that.
23rd Dec '17 11:42:50 AM nombretomado
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* The East End: The precise boundaries of this area vary depending on whom you ask. We'll be using the largest definition, the entirety of the "E" postcode area. Was ''heavily'' bombed during TheBlitz -- the most hard-hit area of London in fact. The amount of fiction set here is massive. You've got a lot of Music Halls, {{opium den}}s, and many a British-set gangster film is set here. The place is the home of the LondonGangster: the locale has a long history of poverty-driven working class crime and is associated with the famous Kray twins. A number of works involving the UK's South Asian community are also set here.

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* The East End: The precise boundaries of this area vary depending on whom you ask. We'll be using the largest definition, the entirety of the "E" postcode area. Was ''heavily'' bombed during TheBlitz on UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront -- the most hard-hit area of London in fact. The amount of fiction set here is massive. You've got a lot of Music Halls, {{opium den}}s, and many a British-set gangster film is set here. The place is the home of the LondonGangster: the locale has a long history of poverty-driven working class crime and is associated with the famous Kray twins. A number of works involving the UK's South Asian community are also set here.
15th Dec '17 8:36:09 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Soho: Home of Chinatown and London's (now quite small) "red-light district". Expect to see this more in the 1970s. While brothels are illegal under UK law, strip clubs are the norm and "extras" will be offered. Warning: Britain, being a very wealthy nation, and London, being the place in which most of that wealth is concentrated, has suitably expensive entertainment. The clubs and bars also like to entrap the unwary with "cover" charges they didn't even know they agreed to, meaning that popping in to one for a quick beer and a lapdance can cost you as much as a whole night out. Now an area full of nightclubs and bars, and not really at all seedy unless you know exactly who to talk to, much to the disappointment of tourists. Also has a arty bohemian reputation for jazz bars and the like, as well as being London's Gay Quarter with many LGBT friendly establishments.

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* Soho: [[Music/TheKinks Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Coca-Cola]]. Home of Chinatown and to London's (now quite small) "red-light district". Expect FriendlyLocalChinatown, as well as the RedLightDistrict. Regarding the latter, expect to see this it more in the 1970s.during TheSeventies, as it's quite small now. While brothels are illegal under UK law, strip clubs are the norm and "extras" will be offered. Warning: Britain, being a very wealthy nation, and London, being the place in which most of that wealth is concentrated, has suitably expensive entertainment. The clubs and bars also like to entrap the unwary with "cover" charges they didn't even know they agreed to, meaning that popping in to one for a quick beer and a lapdance can cost you as much as a whole night out. Now an area full of nightclubs and bars, and not really at all seedy unless you know exactly who to talk to, much to the disappointment of tourists. Also has a arty bohemian reputation for jazz bars and the like, as well as being London's Gay Quarter with many LGBT friendly establishments.
25th Nov '17 4:39:04 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* The black taxis, also massively overused in establishing shots. The Austin [=FX4s=] and later Fairways familiar to foreign film and TV watchers are being gradually replaced by more modern-looking [=TX4=] vehicles, and [[MisplacedNationalism controversially by Mercedes minivans]] with four-wheel steering to achieve the legally-required tiny turning circle. Also, they aren't exclusively black: some eccentrics have always gone for other colours (usually maroon, grey or white), but many now carry all-over advertising. Only drivers who have passed the legendarily demanding "Knowledge" test of London's geography are allowed to pick people up in the street. As well as their knowledge of London, cab drivers are stereotyped as [[DriverOfABlackCab rabid bigots who lecture passengers on their political views at the drop of a hat]]. This is no longer a case of TruthInTelevision (though it used to be), as London is now one of the most multicultural capitals in the Western world. Indeed, most London Cabbies are now more likely to only make pleasant conversation in keeping with classic British reservedness. That said, they are very good to hit up for tourist information.

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* The black taxis, also massively overused in establishing shots. The Austin [=FX4s=] and later Fairways familiar to foreign film and TV watchers are being gradually replaced by more modern-looking [=TX4=] vehicles, and [[MisplacedNationalism controversially by Mercedes minivans]] with four-wheel steering to achieve the legally-required tiny turning circle. Also, they aren't exclusively black: some eccentrics have always gone for other colours (usually maroon, grey or white), but many now carry all-over advertising. Only drivers who have passed the legendarily demanding "Knowledge" test of London's geography are allowed to pick people up in the street. As well as their knowledge of London, cab drivers are stereotyped as [[DriverOfABlackCab rabid bigots who lecture passengers on their political views at the drop of a hat]]. This is no longer a case of TruthInTelevision (though it used to be), as London is now one of the most multicultural capitals in the Western world.world (indeed, the current Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is a Muslim whose father was an immigrant from Pakistan and worked as a bus driver). Indeed, most London Cabbies are now more likely to only make pleasant conversation in keeping with classic British reservedness. That said, they are very good to hit up for tourist information.
25th Nov '17 4:38:11 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Soho: Home of Chinatown and London's (now quite small) "red-light district". Expect to see this more in the 1970s. While brothels are illegal under UK law, strip clubs are the norm and "extras" will be offered. Warning: Britain, being a very wealthy nation, has suitably expensive entertainment. The clubs and bars also like to entrap the unwary with "cover" charges they didn't even know they agreed to, meaning that popping in to one for a quick beer and a lapdance can cost you as much as a whole night out. Now an area full of nightclubs and bars, and not really at all seedy unless you know exactly who to talk to, much to the disappointment of tourists. Also has a arty bohemian reputation for jazz bars and the like, as well as being London's Gay Quarter with many LGBT friendly establishments.

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* Soho: Home of Chinatown and London's (now quite small) "red-light district". Expect to see this more in the 1970s. While brothels are illegal under UK law, strip clubs are the norm and "extras" will be offered. Warning: Britain, being a very wealthy nation, and London, being the place in which most of that wealth is concentrated, has suitably expensive entertainment. The clubs and bars also like to entrap the unwary with "cover" charges they didn't even know they agreed to, meaning that popping in to one for a quick beer and a lapdance can cost you as much as a whole night out. Now an area full of nightclubs and bars, and not really at all seedy unless you know exactly who to talk to, much to the disappointment of tourists. Also has a arty bohemian reputation for jazz bars and the like, as well as being London's Gay Quarter with many LGBT friendly establishments.



* Kings Road -- Known as a major trend setting street in the 60's. Home of Vivienne Westwood and Mary Quant's first stores.

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* Kings Road -- Known as a major trend setting street in the 60's. Home of Vivienne Westwood and Mary Quant's first stores. Now a very middle class and somewhat arty shopping district.



* The red buses. Most notably, the Routemasters, with their open back entrance. The Routemasters were removed by the last Mayor, Ken Livingston, but are in the process of being replaced by a twenty-first century version by current mayor Boris Johnson.

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* The red buses. Most notably, the Routemasters, with their open back entrance. The Routemasters were removed by the last but one Mayor, Ken Livingston, but are in the process of being replaced by a twenty-first century version by current mayor his successor, Boris Johnson.



* The black taxis, also massively overused in establishing shots. The Austin [=FX4s=] and later Fairways familiar to foreign film and TV watchers are being gradually replaced by more modern-looking [=TX4=] vehicles, and [[MisplacedNationalism controversially by Mercedes minivans]] with four-wheel steering to achieve the legally-required tiny turning circle. Also, they aren't exclusively black: some eccentrics have always gone for other colours (usually maroon, grey or white), but many now carry all-over advertising. Only drivers who have passed the legendarily demanding "Knowledge" test of London's geography are allowed to pick people up in the street. As well as their knowledge of London, cab drivers are stereotyped as [[DriverOfABlackCab rabid bigots who lecture passengers on their political views at the drop of a hat]]. This is not a case of TruthInTelevision as most London Cabbies are now more likely to only make pleasant conversation in keeping with classic British reservedness. Though they are very good to hit up for tourist information.

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* The black taxis, also massively overused in establishing shots. The Austin [=FX4s=] and later Fairways familiar to foreign film and TV watchers are being gradually replaced by more modern-looking [=TX4=] vehicles, and [[MisplacedNationalism controversially by Mercedes minivans]] with four-wheel steering to achieve the legally-required tiny turning circle. Also, they aren't exclusively black: some eccentrics have always gone for other colours (usually maroon, grey or white), but many now carry all-over advertising. Only drivers who have passed the legendarily demanding "Knowledge" test of London's geography are allowed to pick people up in the street. As well as their knowledge of London, cab drivers are stereotyped as [[DriverOfABlackCab rabid bigots who lecture passengers on their political views at the drop of a hat]]. This is not no longer a case of TruthInTelevision (though it used to be), as London is now one of the most multicultural capitals in the Western world. Indeed, most London Cabbies are now more likely to only make pleasant conversation in keeping with classic British reservedness. Though That said, they are very good to hit up for tourist information.
6th Nov '17 5:21:11 PM lakingsif
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* Westminster: Home to the Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Some of the most visually recognisable real estate in London, often used in opening shots for anything set there, regardless of how often characters actually visit Westminster. Most importantly for Brits, it's where Parliament is. When people complain about the British government, they often refer to it as a whole as 'Westminster' or they gripe about 'Those idiots in Westminster'. Guy Fawkes tried to blow it up once.

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* Westminster: Home to the Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Some of the most visually recognisable real estate in London, often used in opening shots for anything set there, regardless of how often characters actually visit Westminster. Most importantly for Brits, it's where Parliament is. When people complain about the British government, they often refer to it as a whole as 'Westminster' or they gripe about 'Those idiots in Westminster'. Guy Fawkes UsefulNotes/GuyFawkes tried to blow it up once.
28th Mar '17 6:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* South London ("Saarf London"): Home of TheYardies, but the two most famous things set there are ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' and the new ''Series/DoctorWho'', where it's the home of Rose Tyler. Also the place where {{Dubstep}} came from. The parts just south of the river (i.e. Waterloo, Lambeth and Kennington) are effectively a transplanted bit of North London in terms of both culture and appearance.

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* South London ("Saarf London"): Home of TheYardies, but the two most famous things set there are ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' and the new ''Series/DoctorWho'', where it's the home of Rose Tyler. Also the place where {{Dubstep}} came from. The parts just south of the river (i.e. Waterloo, Lambeth and Kennington) are effectively a transplanted bit of North London in terms of both culture and appearance.
7th Mar '17 6:38:17 AM DarcyFoster
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* Soho: Home of Chinatown and London's (now quite small) "red-light district". Expect to see this more in the 1970s. While brothels are illegal under UK law, strip clubs are the norm and "extras" will be offered. Warning: Britain, being a very wealthy nation, has suitably expensive entertainment. The clubs and bars also like to entrap the unwary with "cover" charges they didn't even know they agreed to, meaning that popping in to one for a quick beer and a lapdance can cost you as much as a whole night out. Now an area full of nightclubs and bars, and not really at all seedy unless you know exactly who to talk to, much to the disappointment of tourists. Also has a arty bohemian reputation for jazz bars and the like, as well as being Londons Gay Quarter with many LGBT friendly establishments.

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* Soho: Home of Chinatown and London's (now quite small) "red-light district". Expect to see this more in the 1970s. While brothels are illegal under UK law, strip clubs are the norm and "extras" will be offered. Warning: Britain, being a very wealthy nation, has suitably expensive entertainment. The clubs and bars also like to entrap the unwary with "cover" charges they didn't even know they agreed to, meaning that popping in to one for a quick beer and a lapdance can cost you as much as a whole night out. Now an area full of nightclubs and bars, and not really at all seedy unless you know exactly who to talk to, much to the disappointment of tourists. Also has a arty bohemian reputation for jazz bars and the like, as well as being Londons London's Gay Quarter with many LGBT friendly establishments.



* The Square Mile: The area of the City of London, a distinct area from Greater London. Centre of Britain plc. Also referred to simple as 'City'. Not at all a residential area

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* The Square Mile: The area of the City of London, a distinct area from Greater London. Centre of Britain plc. Also referred to simple as 'City'. Not at all a residential areaarea, althugh 8000 people do live there.



* Stansted (STN). North east of London. Connected to London via Liverpool Street Station.
* Luton (LTN). Best known for the airline easyJet, featured in the DocuSoap ''Airline''. Not technically ''in'' London, Luton being a town in UsefulNotes/TheMidlands, but it's only a few minutes away by train so close enough.

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* Stansted (STN). North Not actually ''in'' London, being situated near Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire, north east of London. Connected to London via Tottenham Hale and Liverpool Street Station.
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* Luton (LTN). Best known for the airline easyJet, featured in the DocuSoap ''Airline''. Not technically ''in'' London, Like Stansted above, not in London - Luton being a town in UsefulNotes/TheMidlands, Bedfordshire - but it's only a few minutes away by train so close enough.
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