Assignment 2: London

As some more backup research, I looked a bit more into London.

Sightseeing/Popular things to do

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Big Ben
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Downing Street
  • London Dungeons
  • Tower Bridge
  • The Tower of London
  • Kensington Palace
  • Harrods
  • The V&A
  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museums
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Statue of Eros
  • The National Gallery
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Southward Cathedral
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Horse Guards’ Parade
  • HMS Belfast
  • Covent Garden
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Nelson’s Column
  • Tate Modern
  • Hyde Park
  • Shakespeare’s Globe


Transport

  • 1 in 300m – Chance of any given tube journey resulting in a fatal accident.
  • 2d – The original flat-rate fare of the Central London Railway, now the Central line, earning it the nickname “the Tuppenny Tube”.
  • 1.171bn – Passenger journeys made across the entire London underground last year.
  • 33km per hour – Average speed of a tube train, including stops.
  • 9.5% – Percentage of customers travelling on open-boarding routes without valid tickets.
  • 50m – Tube journeys made annually using a Freedom Pass.
  • 60 metres –The length of the tube’s longest escalator, at Angel.
  • 270 – Number of stations on the London underground.
  • 6.3km – The longest distance between two adjacent stations, from Chesham to Chalfont & Latimer.
  • 300m – The shortest distance between two adjacent stations, from Leicester Square to Covent Garden.
  • 265 – The number of deaths on the tube in the past 10 years (excluding deaths from natural causes and terrorist attacks).
  • 320 –Number of steps on the longest journey from surface level to platform, at Hampstead station.
  • The city has nearly 1000 bus routes

 

Facts

  • London has 857 Art Galleries
  • There are more languages spoken in London than in any city in the world
  • It is the largest city in Europe
  • London has over 170 Museums
  • London presents more Live Comedy that any other city in the world
  • London plays a huge role in many films. Harry Potter, Notting Hill and many others
  • London has over 800 bookshops and 400 libraries
  • London attracts 27million international tourists a year
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