Unique Facts about London – Capital of England

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Unique Facts about London – Capital of England

Skyline of London at Night

London At Night

Languages – Diversity

Total Population 7,172,036 (2001)

  • English – 608,500

  • Bengali & Silheti – 40,400

  • Panjabi  – 29,800

  • Gujerati – 28,600

  • Hindi/Urdu – 26,000

  • Turkish  – 15,600

  • Arabic  – 11,000

Night View Brighton Pavilion

Vintage Postcard Brighton Pavilion Brighton Great Britain Night Scene

 

Largest City in Europe

 

 

Jack the Ripper – Jack

  • Terrorizes London in 1888
  • Killed 5 Women and Mutilated their Bodies

  • All In a One Mile Radius

  • Nickname of “Leather Apron”

  • thousands of brothels and low-rent lodging houses

  •  he mutilated and disemboweled women, removing organs such as kidneys

England Isle Wight aerial Peacock Vane Bonchurch Ventnor Postcard

Shows England Isle Wight aerial Peacock Vane Bonchurch Ventnor Postcard

 

 

Great Plague – Killed over 1/3rd of Population

  • Spring 1665

  •  parish outside the city walls called St Giles-in-the-Fields

  • 7,165 Londoners died in one week

  • Carried by Infestation of Rats

  • Carried bt the Rat Fleas – Infection spreads to the lungs – Known as the Great Plague

  • 68,596 deaths in London from the plague in 1665

  • Winter Helped to bring the end of the Great Plague

  • Aldgate Station has 1000 bodies buried underneath it

 

 

Buckingham Palace

Skyline View Buckingham Palace

 

 

02 – The Millennium Dome

  • is the biggest structure of its kind in the world

  • One of largest arenas in Europe can be filled 20,000

  •  London on the Greenwich Peninsula

  • first American-style arena to open in the UK

Millennium Dome at Night

Millennium Dome at Night

 

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