10 Interesting Facts About London

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom with diverse range of peoples and cultures. We present you some facts you would find interesting about London.


1
London's "Big Ben" is not the tower. It's the bell inside it.

2
There are more than 300 languages spoken in London, more than in any other city in the world.

3
A Beer Wave of 388,000 Gallons (or 1.4m L) flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured.

4
London dominates the UK visual arts sector, which accounts for 30% of the global art market.

5
In the 16th century, a London law forbade wife beating after 9:00 P.M., but only because the noise disturbed people's sleep.

6
Today's British accent first appeared among London's upper class around the time of the American Revolution. Before that, the British accent was similar to that of Americans.

7
In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

8
London has 72 billionaires, the most of any city.

9
During the outbreak of WWII, London Zoo killed all their venomous animals in case the zoo was bombed and the animals escaped.

10
During London's "Great Smog" of 1952, between 4,000 and 12,000 people died in a few days due to air pollution.