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Any interesting info about London ?

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Kay???? Report 12 May 2013 20:49

There are around 12 farms in and around London,


GHeather Report 12 May 2013 21:35

12 farms ? Is there, interesting! I didn't know that!


ChristinaS Report 12 May 2013 22:17

I wonder if the oldest shop in London is the Old Curiosity Shop near Lincoln's Inn. It looks to have been built in the 16th or very early 17th century.

Last time I walked passed, it was a clothes shop. I seem to remember it being a sweet shop when I was young.


MR_MAGOO Report 12 May 2013 22:21

Here's a video of London in 1927 in colour.


GHeather Report 12 May 2013 22:27

Ok thanks ChristinaS and MR_MAGOO. :-) <3


ChristinaS Report 12 May 2013 22:31

So unusual to see a film of that age in colour. Absolutely loved it.

Thanks Mr. Magoo for the link.


MR_MAGOO Report 12 May 2013 22:36

Try these...............


GHeather Report 12 May 2013 22:37

In 2009 a rare Siberian chiffchaff was seen in the London area, it was an estimated 3,000 miles off course! Perhaps it wanted to see a bit of London life!


GHeather Report 12 May 2013 22:40

Hamo de Chigwell was Lord Mayor of London for six times! From 1319 to 1327.


GHeather Report 12 May 2013 22:44

fossil remains of a mammoth, prehistoric hippos, bison, bears, elephants, and even lions have been found in London!


MotownGal Report 13 May 2013 10:28

Peter Pan's statue is in Kensington Gardens.

All proceeds from the book go to Gt Ormond Street Hospital.

The Hornsey Viaduct Bridge is known locally as Suicide Bridge. Apparently Peter Sellers 'talked someone down' one Sunday morning.