10 Facts About London
Updated: Sep 26, 2022
As Qoolize, we will attend Capacity MESSAGING & SMS WORLD in London. It will take place on 28-29 June 2022 at Hilton London Bankside. If you are curious about the wonders of London and planning to visit, check out our ten facts about London.
1. You can know where the Queen is
While the Queen has many royal places to stay, she usually spends her time at Buckingham Palace. When she is at home, the Queen's flag is hoisted, and it is reported that she is at home.
2. Legendary Jack the Ripper was never caught
The police were never able to solve this mystery. Authorities and mystery detectives have always suspected a few people. Some of them are the Queen's doctor and Prince Albert.
3. London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace & Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
4. It’s Illegal to Fly a Kite in London
No matter where you are in London, kite flying has been prohibited since 1847. Kite flying has been considered distracting and dangerous despite being one of the world's top tourist destinations.
5. You can visit Sherlock Holmes
One of the most famous addresses in the World. 221B. You can visit the museum from Monday to Sunday between 9:30-6:00 pm.
6. Busiest Shopping Area
Europe’s most visited, longest, and busiest shopping street. You can find almost every brand on Oxford street.
7. Being a Black Cab Driver is the most challenging job ever
It takes years to be a black cab driver. You have to have training between 2 to 4 years and memorize EVERY street in London. So black cab drivers know every street in London.
8. Hyde Park was a hunting ground
Hyde Park is not only a park but a royal one. King Henry the 8th took the monks' place and made it into a royal hunting ground.
9. First Zoo in the World
London Zoo was the World’s first zoo. It was built for scientists to do their research on animals.
10. A Polar bear used to live in the tower
When Henry the 3rd had a Polar bear as a gift, he decided to keep it in the Tower of London.