Interesting facts about London

Many people mistakenly believe that London is a city where it is almost always damp. This is one of the most common myths about the capital of Great Britain. London receives only 590 millimeters of precipitation per year. For comparison, it can be noted that in Rome - 760.

The city with the name London is not only in England. For example, in the USA there are 8 such cities. Canada also has London, moreover, it is also located on the River Thames.

There are over a thousand streets in London. But local taxi drivers are obliged to remember each of them. Not surprisingly, you need to complete a three-year course before applying for a job in a London taxi.

During World War II, Norway was occupied by Nazi troops. The Norwegian king and his family received asylum in London. As a token of gratitude, since 1947, Norwegians have regularly delivered a Christmas tree to London, which is installed in Trafalgar Square.

On the same square, there is a statue of George Washington, and, moreover, it is installed on the ground brought from the United States. After all, Washington has declared that he will never set foot on the land of England.

In 1908, athletes from Russia, then still tsarist, took part in the London Olympics for the first time. Despite the fact that the Russian delegation was not numerous, only 6 athletes, they won 1 gold and 2 silver awards. The first Russian Olympic champion was Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin, who won a gold medal in figure skating competitions.

There are a lot of queues in London. However, it is not at all necessary to stand in them, for a certain amount you can hire a professional stand. There are special offices in London that offer this service.

In 1894, an interesting article was published in the Times, which reported that, due to the abundance of horses in the city, by 1950 London would be covered with a layer of manure 9 feet high. The forecast was not destined to come true: by the middle of the twentieth century, there were much more cars on the streets of the capital of England than horses.

Who is the most famous resident of London? Of course, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, a man who never existed in reality. In 1990, a museum of the legendary hero of the works of Arthur Conan Doyle was even opened on Baker Street. Visitors can visit Holmes' apartment, buy souvenirs and take pictures as a souvenir.

Football is England's national pride. It was in London on Queen Street on October 26, 1863 that representatives of 11 clubs gathered, organizing the Football Association of England.