London - Interesting Facts

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London - Interesting Facts

London

Interesting Facts - Heathrow airport has more than 67 million passengers per year and it's the most crowded from Europe, having the 3rd place in the world. - London buses were not always red. Before 1907, different routes had different-coloured buses.-The Houses of Parliament are officially known as the Palace of Westminster and it is the largest palace in the country.

The Royal National Hotel is the largest hotel in London.As one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and of course the one that hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. The city has over 100,000 hotel rooms encompassing everything from minimalist boutique chic to grandiose five star luxury.

Regent's Zoo

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828,and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. Today it houses a collection of 806 species of animals, over 20,000 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom.

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. The library is a major research library, holding around 170 million items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. The British Library is the largest library in the world by number of items.

Richmond Park in south-west London was created by Charles I in the 17th centure as a deer park. The largest of London's Royal Parks, it is of national and international importance for wildlife conservation. Its landscapes have inspired many famous artists and it has been a location for several films and TV series.Historically the preserve of the monarch, the park is now open for all to use and includes a golf course and other facilities for sport and recreation. It played an important role in both world wars and in the 1948 and 2012 Olympics.The park is a national nature reserve.Fallow deer in Richmond ParkBeverley Brook in the parkAdams Pond

Richmond's Park


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