Opened in 1863, London’s underground metro system, called the Tube, was the first in the world. More than 26,000 people used it each day in its first six months, and 11.8 million people rode the rails in the first year of operation. To celebrate the Tube’s historic 150th anniversary, the city of London has planned several events throughout the year
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July 25, 2012
The 2012 London Olympics… in the form of a handy infographic guide!
February 8, 2012
“I know I have lounged about the streets, insufficiently and unsatisfactorily fed. I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a little vagabond” – Charles Dickens
Luckily for him and us, he grew up to be one of our greatest writers – Charles John Huffam Dickens, born 200 years ago
February 6, 2012
Whether we know it or not, we’ve all grown up on the writings of Charles Dickens, one of London’s most famous chroniclers. He wrote The Christmas Carol, inventing Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come. He wrote Great Expectations and Bleak House – who hasn’t watched those on film or TV?
January 9, 2012
2012 promises to be an exciting year for London. The New Year began with the familiar sounds of the chimes of Big Ben, followed by a spectacular firework display over the River Thames. But there is even more to look forward to!
January 4, 2012
London‘s famous law-breaker is at it again. Graffiti artist Banksy has unleashed three new comments on the city – now we just have to find them and photograph them before the powers-that-be decide to remove them.
December 29, 2011
It’s that time of the year in London. As the days get shorter and the air gets colder and colder, people are strapping on ice skates and spinning in circles. Well, if you’re me, you are just falling down and bruising every part of yourself, but for other people the winter ice rinks across London are a highlight of the year.