10 zanimljivosti o Londonu

Neobični nazivi ulica u Londonu uključuju Ha ha put u Grinviču, Kurvin put u Voltmastou, Močvarnu šetnju u Blekhitu i Kiklopovu štalu u Lajmhausu.

Nezakonito je umreti u Vestminsterskoj palati.

Vestminsterska palata ima osam barova (gde su cene niske, zahvaljujući poreskim obveznicima), šest restorana, 1.000 soba, 100 stepeništa, 11 dvorišta, frizerski salon, streljanu.

Čitaonica u Britanskom muzeju je mesto gde je Karl Marks pisao svoje čuveno delo Kapital, između naleta pijanstva i traženja od Fridriha Engelsa da mu pozajmi još novca.

Skoro 66 odsto stanovnika Londona mlađe je od 44 godine.

40 odsto Londona čine zelene površine i to je oko 173 kvadratnih kilometara.

London ima najveći broj milijardera u svetu (72).

Prvi telefonski imenik Engleske objavljen je 1880. godine i imao je samo 248 imena i adrese (nije bilo telefonskih brojeva, već je bilo potrebno da se pozove operater i pita za nečije ime, kako bi se dobila veza).

Big Ben zapravo nije ime sata, to je naziv zvona koje je unutar sata.

London je prvi grad koji je dostigao više od jednog miliona stanovnika i to 1811. godine.  Bio je najveći grad na svetu dok ga nije pretekao Tokijo, 1957. godine.

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Unusual street names in London include Ha Ha Road in Greenwich, Hooker’s Road in Walthamstow, Quaggy Walk in Blackheath, and Cyclops Mews in Limehouse.

It is illegal to die in the Palace of Westminster.

The Palace of Westminster has eight bars (where prices are kept cheap, thanks to the taxpayer), six restaurants, 1,000 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, a hair salon, and rifle-shooting range.

The reading room at the British Museum is where Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital in between bouts of getting very drunk and asking Friedrich Engels to lend him more money.

Nearly 66% of Londoners are under the age of 44.

40% of London is covered in green space and that’s about 173 square kilometres.

London has the largest number of billionaires in the world (72).

England’s first telephone directory was published in 1880 and had only 248 names and addresses (there were no telephone numbers as you had to call the operator and ask for someone’s name to get connected).

Big Ben is not actually the name of the clock, it is the name of the bell which is inside the clock.

London was the first city to reach a population of more than one million, in 1811. It remained the largest city in the world until it was overtaken by Tokyo in 1957.

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