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.
- Covent Garden is a spelling mistake. The area used to be the market garden for a convent.
- The street-style label seen most during London Fashion Week was Zara, hands down.
- Waterloo Bridge was built mostly by women.
- The Underground doesn’t always travel underground, and the Overground doesn’t always travel – you guessed it – above ground.
- 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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