Monday, October 10, 2011

Across the Pond

8:52 AM
London has captured my heart recently...

  • London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.
  • About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London
  • Over 250 languages are spoken in the city, making the capital the most linguistically diverse city in the world
  • Baishaki Mela – the Bengali New Year – is celebrated in Brick Lane and is the biggest Bengali celebration outside Bangladesh and West Bengal.
  • There were 14,350 film “shooting days” in London in 2007, making it the third most filmed city in the world.
  • The London Underground, was built in 1863, which is known as the ‘Tube’, and was the first metro of the world.
  • The Queen’s official residence, Buckingham Palace, was built in 1702… on the site of a notorious brothel

About the author

Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!