If you are looking for the most interesting and funniest facts about London, you are in the right place!
Whether you are travelling alone or in family, London, with its incredibly engaging curiosities, will be an amazing discovery for every age! Take part to the Tapsy Tour of London to discover them with your kids!
THE TOP 7 FACTS ABOUT LONDON
London is an interesting city itself, but there are some unexpected curiosities that will make your day!
1. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK
Most people refer to the clock tower as the Big Ben. However, not many people know that its name is simply The Clock Tower and that the Big Ben is actually the bell within it! Discover how to know more about it with Tapsy Tours.
2. MAPS ARE FOR BEGINNERS
Getting a taxi license in London is an hard job: aspiring taxi drivers have to memorize 25,000 streets and about 200,000 landmarks to pass a very tough exam called “The Knowledge”. In fact, it has been calculated that it takes so much as 2-4 years to study for it!
3. ONE CITY, HUNDREDS OF LANGUAGES
London, with about 270 nationalities hosted in its boundaries, is well-known for being one of the most international cities in the world. As a matter of fact, over 300 different languages are spoken in London every day! Discover how to take part to an amazing Family Tour of London in your language.
4. LEFT ABANDONED
It has been counted that there are about 50 abandoned tube stations in London. Don’t be sad for them, they are often used as locations for film and private parties! The most famous one? No doubt: Aldwych! It owes its popularity for being the settings of many well-known movies, such as: V for Vendetta, Patriot Games, 28 Weeks Later, The Krays and Sherlock Holmes!
5. NEVERLAND IS IN LONDON
In 1929 J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, who din’t have any children of his own, decided to donate the copyright of Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street Hospital and, since then, the boy who wouldn’t grow up has helped many kids.
6. TAKE ONE STEP LEFT AND ONE STEP RIGHT
The UK is famous for driving on the left hand side. However, there is one street in London in which it is compulsory to drive on the right: Savoy Court!
7. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
One of the most interesting facts about London is about the iconic red buses that every day move million of people. Before 1907, the buses of London used to have many different colors, according to the different tour operator companies and routes. Then, a large company employing red buses prevailed over the others and when the London Transport formed in 1933, it decided to keep the red colour.
Did you know that? Are you curious to discover many other interesting facts about London? Then bring with you the TAPSYlicious Interactive Travel Guide of London and experience a Tapsy Tour around the capital of UK with your kids!