History UsefulNotes / OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs

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.
bus.
* 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.
8th Mar '16 10:34:03 AM Prfnoff
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Home to [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGOLAND Windsor]] as well as Windsor castle (one of the main royal residences) and Eton College (the poshest public school in Great Britain).

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Directly to the west of Heathrow Airport. Home to [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGOLAND Windsor]] as well as Windsor castle (one of the main royal residences) and Eton College (the poshest public school in Great Britain).
8th Mar '16 10:27:39 AM Prfnoff
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Home to [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGOLAND Windsor]] as well as Windsor castle (one of the main royal residences).

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Home to [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGOLAND Windsor]] as well as Windsor castle (one of the main royal residences).
residences) and Eton College (the poshest public school in Great Britain).
8th Mar '16 10:25:21 AM Prfnoff
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!!''Windsor and Maidenhead''

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!!''Windsor !!''Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead''
8th Mar '16 10:24:35 AM Prfnoff
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!!''Windsor''

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!!''Windsor''
!!''Windsor and Maidenhead''



A large town just outside of the M25. Famous for being the setting of [[Series/TheOfficeUK The Office]] as well as for having one of the largest ethnic minority populations (in percentage terms) outside the capital. It has all the problems of an inner-city area without actually being in the inner city.

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A large town to the north of Windsor and just outside of the M25. Famous for being the setting of [[Series/TheOfficeUK The Office]] as well as for having one of the largest ethnic minority populations (in percentage terms) outside the capital. It has all the problems of an inner-city area without actually being in the inner city.
7th Jan '16 8:15:56 AM Morgenthaler
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Has given the world a disproportionate number of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromley_Contingent music stars]], such as DavidBowie, BillyIdol, and SiouxsieAndTheBanshees.

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Has given the world a disproportionate number of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromley_Contingent music stars]], such as DavidBowie, BillyIdol, Music/DavidBowie, Music/BillyIdol, and SiouxsieAndTheBanshees.
Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees.
1st Nov '15 8:17:50 AM Prfnoff
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The government for the City of London is the oldest continuous governmental institution on the entire island of Great Britain; older than the empire Victoria ruled, older than the Kingdoms and United, and much, ''much'', '''much''' older than (Greater) London (which surrounds the City of London. Confused yet? Don't worry, you will be soon enough), it is so old that no one's quite sure when the thing started; for simplicity's sake, the date for the founding of the City is defined as ''time immemorial'', which English law defines as "sometime before 6th July 1189 AD" (the date of the death of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II Curtmantle]] and accession of [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart Richard I Lionheart]]). The City's long history has also left it with some highly unusual street names such as New Change, Poultry, Eastcheap, Crutched Friars and St. Mary Axe.

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The government for the City of London is the oldest continuous governmental institution on the entire island of Great Britain; older than the empire Victoria ruled, older than the Kingdoms and United, and much, ''much'', '''much''' older than (Greater) London (which surrounds the City of London. Confused yet? Don't worry, you will be soon enough), it is so old that no one's quite sure when the thing started; for simplicity's sake, the date for the founding of the City is defined as ''time immemorial'', which English law defines as "sometime before 6th July 1189 AD" (the date of the death of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II Curtmantle]] and accession of [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart Richard I Lionheart]]). The City's long history has also left it with some highly unusual street names such as New Change, Poultry, Eastcheap, Crutched Friars and St. Mary Axe.
Axe (named for a medieval church long since disappeared).
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