Travel Trivia: 5 Out-There Facts About London

Pardon us. We – like the rest of Us Weekly–reading humankind – have gotten so wrapped up in baby George‘s public debut and the Duchess’s incredible post-baby body that we’ve lost track of some of the other things that make London tick. Like these five quick and completely non-Royal facts.

Travel Trends - London

  1. Covent Garden is a spelling mistake. The area used to be the market garden for a convent.
  2. The street-style label seen most during London Fashion Week was Zara, hands down.
  3. Waterloo Bridge was built mostly by women.
  4. The Underground doesn’t always travel underground, and the Overground doesn’t always travel – you guessed it – above ground.
  5. There are more than 300 languages spoken in London – more than in any other city in the world.

 
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By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 5, 2013

Seen at Rue: Blimey, A British Invasion

A ROYAL TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM AND KATE

Blimey, a British Invasion

If you happen to live under a rock, William and Kate are tying the knot. Even in spite of not making the guest list, we’re still celebrating the occasion in style – London style. Check out our across-the-pond inspiration, and tell us how you’re partaking in the regal festivities.


April 28, 2011