History UsefulNotes / London

1st Jul '16 11:00:00 PM nombretomado
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* Portabello Road -- Another street market road, known for its second hand thrift stalls, though its become more up market in recent years. Had a featured song about it in BedknobsAndBroomsticks.

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* Portabello Road -- Another street market road, known for its second hand thrift stalls, though its become more up market in recent years. Had a featured song about it in BedknobsAndBroomsticks.''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks''.
14th Jun '16 2:26:19 PM Achaemenid
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Airlines will often sell tickets to airports they claim to be "London" but are nothing of the sort. A certain Irish airline was fined a few years back for selling tickets from Sydney, Australia to London Prestwick, Prestwick being an airport on the outskirts of Glasgow, a good 12 hours train journey away. Arguably, Stansted and Luton were under this category for years, until the likes of easyJet started moaning about it.

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Airlines will often sell tickets to airports they claim to be "London" but are nothing of the sort. A certain Irish airline was fined a few years back for selling tickets from Sydney, Australia to London Prestwick, Prestwick being an airport on the outskirts of Glasgow, a good 12 hours seven hour train journey away. Arguably, Stansted and Luton were under this category for years, until the likes of easyJet started moaning about it.
7th Apr '16 7:21:34 AM Jake
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** ''Series/LondonsBurning'' is set somewhere in South East London, close enough to the Docklands for them to do the occasional water rescue. "Blackwall" Fire Station is actually the real Dockhead station in Southwark.
2nd Apr '16 11:28:03 AM nombretomado
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** E20 is used for Walford in ''EastEnders''; this was a fictional code but is now taken for the "Stratford City" development.

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** E20 is used for Walford in ''EastEnders''; ''Series/EastEnders''; this was a fictional code but is now taken for the "Stratford City" development.
23rd Mar '16 11:55:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''EastEnders'' whoda thunk it?
** ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''

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** ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' whoda thunk it?
** ''LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''
17th Mar '16 5:42:57 PM DarkPhoenix94
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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.

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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.



** {{Whitehall}}- Home of various offices of the British Government, though not the location of Parliament. Often referred to in short hand when referencing the bureaucracy of the Government.

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** {{Whitehall}}- {{Whitehall}}: Home of various offices of the British Government, though not the location of Parliament. Often referred to in short hand when referencing the bureaucracy of the Government.



London also has the Eurostar train service to mainland Europe. This used to run out of Waterloo (which features in the film of ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum''), but has now moved to St. Pancras, which frankly needed some love- the only thing that went from there was the Midland Mainline service.

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London also has the Eurostar train service to mainland Europe. This used to run out of Waterloo (which features in the film of ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum''), but has now moved to St. Pancras, which frankly needed some love- love - the only thing that went from there was the Midland Mainline service.
service. It might also have something to do with the fact that someone high up eventually realised that forcing French travellers to arrive at a station named after one of their most famous military defeats was, while funny, also less than tactful.



* According to ''Literature/GoodOmens'', this is because the M25 was made in the shape of the ancient sigil ''odegra'', which translates to "All hail the Great Beast, Devourer of Worlds."

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* According to ''Literature/GoodOmens'', this is because the M25 was made in the shape of the ancient sigil ''odegra'', which translates to "All hail the Great Beast, Devourer of Worlds."
" It serves a kind of prayer wheel of constant, low grade evil. Anyone who's spent any length of time on the motorway in question will be completely unsurprised by this.
19th Jan '16 9:06:36 AM LondonKdS
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** When London's bus routes were tendered late [=1980s=], then privatised in the [=1990s=] they began using their own company colours, until the Government persuaded them it would be bad for tourism if red buses became extinct.

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** When London's bus routes were tendered late [=1980s=], then privatised in the [=1990s=] they began using their own company colours, until the Government persuaded them realised that it would be bad for tourism if red buses became extinct.
29th Dec '15 2:59:59 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* "[[FogOfDoom Pea Soup]]". London used to have a smog problem due to the burning of soft coal. [[SilentHill It's now gone]].

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* "[[FogOfDoom Pea Soup]]". London used to have a smog problem due to the burning of soft coal. [[SilentHill [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 It's now gone]].gone now]].
21st Nov '15 10:40:33 AM nombretomado
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E98 is a code allocated for [[RupertMurdoch News International]].

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E98 is a code allocated for [[RupertMurdoch [[UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch News International]].
11th Nov '15 5:09:04 PM nombretomado
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** The second ''RiversOfLondon'' novel ''Moon Over Soho''

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** The second ''RiversOfLondon'' ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' novel ''Moon Over Soho''
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