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12th Jul '16 4:53:27 AM StFan
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* Richie and Eddie from ''{{Bottom}}'' live in a flat in one of the less-pleasant parts of Hammersmith.

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* Richie and Eddie from ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' live in a flat in one of the less-pleasant parts of Hammersmith.
7th Jul '16 9:40:58 AM gewunomox
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* TheWho and TheSexPistols originated in Shepherd's Bush.

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* TheWho Music/TheWho and TheSexPistols The Music/SexPistols originated in Shepherd's Bush.
11th Jun '16 10:47:20 PM PaulA
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Not a place that most visitors will visit. Surbiton is part of the borough, a byword for sprawling suburbia and the setting for TheGoodLife. Home to the League Two football club AFC Wimbledon, founded in 2002 by Wimbledon F.C. supporters angered over that club's impending move to Milton Keynes.

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Not a place that most visitors will visit. Surbiton is part of the borough, a byword for sprawling suburbia and the setting for TheGoodLife.''Series/TheGoodLife''. Home to the League Two football club AFC Wimbledon, founded in 2002 by Wimbledon F.C. supporters angered over that club's impending move to Milton Keynes.
25th May '16 9:12:40 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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For what it's worth, KateBush is from Bexleyheath, as is [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]]. Sidcup has also given the world [[Music/LedZeppelin John Paul Jones]] and Quentin Blake, legendary illustrator of [[Creator/RoaldDahl Roald Dahl's books]]. (Dahl himself lived in Bexley for a while during and after his time at boarding school.)

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For what it's worth, KateBush Music/KateBush is from Bexleyheath, as is [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]]. Sidcup has also given the world [[Music/LedZeppelin John Paul Jones]] and Quentin Blake, legendary illustrator of [[Creator/RoaldDahl Roald Dahl's books]]. (Dahl himself lived in Bexley for a while during and after his time at boarding school.)
19th May '16 4:12:37 PM nombretomado
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The southern-most borough, Croydon is home to a tram system, Tramlink, and not an awful lot else. It has the largest population of all the boroughs and is famed for being ethnically diverse, with over 100 languages spoken. It does have a decent-sized shopping centre, named after John Whitgift like almost everything else in the town. It was historically home to the Archbishops of Canterbury and the original London Airport (now a park), and has the city's oldest continuously running market. Croydon's BRIT school for perfoming arts has produced such shining lights of entertainment as Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Dane Bowers; however its main gift to British culture (sometimes exhibited by Croydonian Kate Moss) is the Croydon Facelift, where the hair is pulled back into a pony tail so tightly that wrinkles formed from years of smoking since adolescence are slightly diminished. Other famous residents include erstwhile Guantanamo Bay inmate Feroz Abassi, SherlockHolmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Series/DoctorWho companion Sarah Jane Smith, TheMightyBoosh star Noel Fielding, "artist" Tracy Emin, smaller of Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Corbett and illusionist Derren Brown. Ripped on by ''Series/MockTheWeek'':

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The southern-most borough, Croydon is home to a tram system, Tramlink, and not an awful lot else. It has the largest population of all the boroughs and is famed for being ethnically diverse, with over 100 languages spoken. It does have a decent-sized shopping centre, named after John Whitgift like almost everything else in the town. It was historically home to the Archbishops of Canterbury and the original London Airport (now a park), and has the city's oldest continuously running market. Croydon's BRIT school for perfoming arts has produced such shining lights of entertainment as Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Dane Bowers; however its main gift to British culture (sometimes exhibited by Croydonian Kate Moss) is the Croydon Facelift, where the hair is pulled back into a pony tail so tightly that wrinkles formed from years of smoking since adolescence are slightly diminished. Other famous residents include erstwhile Guantanamo Bay inmate Feroz Abassi, SherlockHolmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Series/DoctorWho companion Sarah Jane Smith, TheMightyBoosh ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' star Noel Fielding, "artist" Tracy Emin, smaller of Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Corbett and illusionist Derren Brown. Ripped on by ''Series/MockTheWeek'':
18th May '16 3:12:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The southern-most borough, Croydon is home to a tram system, Tramlink, and not an awful lot else. It has the largest population of all the boroughs and is famed for being ethnically diverse, with over 100 languages spoken. It does have a decent-sized shopping centre, named after John Whitgift like almost everything else in the town. It was historically home to the Archbishops of Canterbury and the original London Airport (now a park), and has the city's oldest continuously running market. Croydon's BRIT school for perfoming arts has produced such shining lights of entertainment as Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Dane Bowers; however its main gift to British culture (sometimes exhibited by Croydonian Kate Moss) is the Croydon Facelift, where the hair is pulled back into a pony tail so tightly that wrinkles formed from years of smoking since adolescence are slightly diminished. Other famous residents include erstwhile Guantanamo Bay inmate Feroz Abassi, SherlockHolmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Series/DoctorWho companion Sarah Jane Smith, TheMightyBoosh star Noel Fielding, "artist" Tracy Emin, smaller of Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Corbett and illusionist Derren Brown. Ripped on by MockTheWeek:

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The southern-most borough, Croydon is home to a tram system, Tramlink, and not an awful lot else. It has the largest population of all the boroughs and is famed for being ethnically diverse, with over 100 languages spoken. It does have a decent-sized shopping centre, named after John Whitgift like almost everything else in the town. It was historically home to the Archbishops of Canterbury and the original London Airport (now a park), and has the city's oldest continuously running market. Croydon's BRIT school for perfoming arts has produced such shining lights of entertainment as Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Dane Bowers; however its main gift to British culture (sometimes exhibited by Croydonian Kate Moss) is the Croydon Facelift, where the hair is pulled back into a pony tail so tightly that wrinkles formed from years of smoking since adolescence are slightly diminished. Other famous residents include erstwhile Guantanamo Bay inmate Feroz Abassi, SherlockHolmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Series/DoctorWho companion Sarah Jane Smith, TheMightyBoosh star Noel Fielding, "artist" Tracy Emin, smaller of Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Corbett and illusionist Derren Brown. Ripped on by MockTheWeek:''Series/MockTheWeek'':
7th Apr '16 6:05:38 PM DarkPhoenix94
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Home to the famous market, where hip people show off their clothes and hang out in the ancient World's End pub. Also home to the BT Tower, which people like to knock over in fiction, as in ''Series/TheGoodies''. ''Series/DoctorWho'' did have a mad computer there back in the 1960s, but didn't destroy the place. The tower (known as the Post Office Tower until 1981), rather bizarrely, was omitted from Ordnance Survey maps until the mid-1990s under, of all things, the UsefulNotes/OfficialSecretsAct. The existence of a building over 180 metres tall in the middle of London was an ''official secret''.

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Home to the famous market, where hip people show off their clothes and hang out in the ancient World's End pub.pub, as well as the British Museum, one of the finest museums in the world with an extensive collection, much of which was acquired during the heyday of the British Empire, back when 'cultural appropriation' meant 'appropriate as many cultural artefacts as possible'. Also home to the BT Tower, which people like to knock over in fiction, as in ''Series/TheGoodies''. ''Series/DoctorWho'' did have a mad computer there back in the 1960s, but didn't destroy the place. The tower (known as the Post Office Tower until 1981), rather bizarrely, was omitted from Ordnance Survey maps until the mid-1990s under, of all things, the UsefulNotes/OfficialSecretsAct. The existence of a building over 180 metres tall in the middle of London was an ''official secret''.



Three top football clubs – Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers have their homes in the borough, making it not only the only local government district home to three Football League or Premiership sides but at the end of the 2012-2013 season home to three premiership sides.

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Three top football clubs – Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers have their homes in the borough, making it not only the only local government district home to three Football League or Premiership sides but at the end of the 2012-2013 season home to three premiership Premiership sides.



Home to Heathrow Airport. Heathrow is a five-terminal, two-runway job, but those are large terminals and it's the world's second busiest airport (1st for international passengers). The place is prone to fog and its location means that airliners have to fly over the city to land.

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Home to Heathrow Airport. Heathrow is a five-terminal, two-runway job, but those are large terminals and it's the world's second busiest airport (1st for international passengers).passengers), usually running at 99% of its capacity. The place is prone to fog and its location means that airliners have to fly over the city to land.



Home to {{Whitehall}}, this is west of the City. It covers many of the areas that one thinks of as the heart of London (Soho, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street as well as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament). The northern reaches of the City of Westminster include most of Regent's Park, the Lord's UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} Grounds and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of WashingtonDC mashed with large swathes of Manhattan's West Side (including the part of Midtown that constitutes the Theatre District--the West End is here).

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Home to {{Whitehall}}, this is west of the City. It covers many of the areas that one thinks of as the heart of London (Soho, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square, as well as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace Abbey and the Houses of Parliament).Parliament - the latter two of which are in Parliament Square). The northern reaches of the City of Westminster include most of Regent's Park, the Lord's UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} Grounds and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of WashingtonDC mashed with large swathes of Manhattan's West Side (including the part of Midtown that constitutes the Theatre District--the West End is here).



* {{Whitehall}}, Westminster, [=SW1=].

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* Downing Street, Westminster, [=SW1=]. Home to the British Prime Minister (at Number 10) and the British Chancellor (at Number 11).
* Leicester Square, Westminster, [=WC2=]. Home to several major cinemas and the usual site of major British film premières, as well as being part of the West End. Americans, think Times Square minus the screens.
* Trafalgar Square, Westminster [=WC2=]. Home of Nelson's Column, the four giant lions around it, Charing Cross Station, the National Portrait Gallery, St. Martins-in-the-fields Church, Canada House (the Canadian High Commission i.e. Embassy), South Africa House (ditto previous) and formerly, an absurd amount of pigeons. Following the ban on feeding them and deployment of trained birds of prey, there are now considerably fewer. At Christmas time, it is occupied by a vast Christmas tree, given annually by Norway as thanks for Britain's part in its liberation during WWII.
* {{Whitehall}}, Westminster, [=SW1=].[=SW1=], home to most of the British Civil Service (especially the Home Office, the Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office).



* Entry to parks, churches and museums is, by and large, free. Particular recommendation goes to the British Museum, which is conveniently situated within five minutes of both Russell Square and Holborn tube stations. However, it should be noted that while entry is free, food, drinks and memorabilia are far from it.

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* Entry to parks, churches and museums is, by and large, free. Particular recommendation goes to the British Museum, which is conveniently situated within five minutes of both Russell Square and Holborn tube stations.stations and about ten minutes from Charing Cross (and thereby, Trafalgar Square). However, it should be noted that while entry is free, food, drinks and memorabilia are far from it.


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** In fact, the more central you get, the more likely a round of drinks will you cost you your soul, while a meal would require a down payment of your firstborn. London cuisine is highly cosmopolitan (you can find Thai noodle bars rubbing shoulders with Jamaican restaurants, Italian cafés next to French bistros, all surrounded by the ubiquitous Pret a Manger/Costa Coffee/Café Nero), often excellent and usually absurdly expensive.
2nd Apr '16 11:33:02 AM nombretomado
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* Walford- ''EastEnders''

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* Walford- ''EastEnders''''Series/EastEnders''
26th Mar '16 9:46:14 AM nombretomado
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Home to {{Whitehall}}, this is west of the City. It covers many of the areas that one thinks of as the heart of London (Soho, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street as well as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament). The northern reaches of the City of Westminster include most of Regent's Park, the Lord's {{Cricket}} Grounds and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of WashingtonDC mashed with large swathes of Manhattan's West Side (including the part of Midtown that constitutes the Theatre District--the West End is here).

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Home to {{Whitehall}}, this is west of the City. It covers many of the areas that one thinks of as the heart of London (Soho, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street as well as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament). The northern reaches of the City of Westminster include most of Regent's Park, the Lord's {{Cricket}} UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} Grounds and ''the'' AbbeyRoadCrossing. Americans should think of WashingtonDC mashed with large swathes of Manhattan's West Side (including the part of Midtown that constitutes the Theatre District--the West End is here).
18th Mar '16 4:44:58 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Cycling in London is not recommended unless you are a die hard adrenalin junkie, have no other option or are a DeathSeeker.
* There's a lot of parks out there, including in the centre of town.

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** Cycling in London is not recommended unless you are a die hard adrenalin junkie, have no other option or are genuinely [[DeathSeeker wish to depart this world]] laminated to the front of a DeathSeeker.
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* There's a lot of parks out there, including in the centre of town.town, notable examples of latter including Battersea Park and Hyde Park.



** The Central London sections of the Thames have especially vicious currents, and eddys, especially around the bridge abutments. It's not so much the quality of the water (which is muddy, but reasonably safe) - it's the high probability that anyone jumping in the Central London section of the Thames will find themselves either half a mile downstream or dragged to the bottom in very short order. Anyone who does manage to keep their head above water risks the raid onset of hypothermia.

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** The Central London sections of the Thames have especially vicious currents, and eddys, especially around the bridge abutments. It's not so much the quality of the water (which is muddy, but reasonably safe) - it's the high probability that anyone jumping in the Central London section of the Thames will find themselves either half a mile downstream or dragged to the bottom in very short order. Anyone who does manage to keep their head above water risks the raid rapid onset of hypothermia.



** Also, watch out for the people running shell games on Westminster Bridge and their attendant (and pushy) fake flower sellers on Westminster Bridge. There is a reason that both tend to vanish when the police wander by.



* Get an Oyster card. Public transport is much cheaper with it. Likewise, short journeys are often accomplished quicker (and more entertainingly) on a bus instead of the tube.

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* Get an Oyster card. Public transport is much cheaper with it. Likewise, short journeys are often accomplished quicker (and more entertainingly) on a bus instead of the tube.tube - unless it's in and around rush hour. Then, the tube is probably quicker, though only marginally less jam packed than the average Japanese subway.
* Entry to parks, churches and museums is, by and large, free. Particular recommendation goes to the British Museum, which is conveniently situated within five minutes of both Russell Square and Holborn tube stations. However, it should be noted that while entry is free, food, drinks and memorabilia are far from it.
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