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"He who is tired of London is tired of Life."
- Samuel Johnson

CONTENTS :

TEACHING
SPECIAL PAGES
     
Activities to print 10, Downing Street London Zoo
Cartoons Annual events Markets

Cinema

Big Ben and Westminster Palace Mayor (The -)
Information Bonfire Night MI5 - MI6
Interactive activities Bridges Museums
Interactive games Buckingham Palace New Scotland Yard
Lesson plans Camden Notting Hill Carnival

Listening

Camden Lock Market Fire Novels set in London
Maps Canary Wharf Parks
Pictures Carnaby Street Pubs and cafes
Poems City of London Riots (2011)
Songs Finsbury Park Attack Scotland Yard
TV shows Gherkin Shard
Videos Globe Theatre (The -)

Shopping

Webcams Great Fire of London (The -) Statues of writers
Webquests Great Plague of London (The -) Street art
  Greenwich Streets
  History Thames
  Houses of Parliament (The -) The Great Fire of London - 1666
  Jack the Ripper  Timeline of attacks since 9/11
  JOHNSON Boris Tower of London
Kensington Trafalgar Square
  Literary London Transports
  Literary London maps Tube (The -)
  Literary London tours Visiting London: more ideas
  London Attacks Westminster Abbey
  London Eye Westminster attack
  London Fire - Grenfell Tower Westminster car crash
  London Marathon Westminster Palace and Big Ben
  London riots Whitehall incident
  London Underground Blast  


(Updated on 03/12/2013)

 


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INFORMATION :

  • London earthquake risk: Scientists discover two fault lines under capital - 31 May 2018
    "Scientists have discovered two fault lines running under London that could cause a magnitude 5 earthquake.
    But before you reach for your hard hat, they estimate there is only a one-in-a-thousand-year chance of such a tremor."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • London's 14 greatest buildings - with pictures
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Experience London Above and Below
    "With limited time, we chose to experience London through two different dining experiences – one nine stories above the ground with a view of the all-encompassing London skyline and one in a subterranean basement with no view at all.
    Both meals conveyed the kind of magic that you can only experience in London."

    (2foodtrippers.com)

  • These tiny birds are common in London but nobody knows why - 21 October 2016
    "Ring-necked parakeets have become a common sight in south-east England, but it remains a mystery how they got there."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • London - "a feast of interesting information on London and ... a collection of websites, concentrating as much as possible on a child's point of view" :
    - Fun and fascinating facts
    - A Brief History of London
    - A Virtual Tour of London's Landmarks
    - London Museums
    - Other London Places of Interest

    (activityvillage.co.uk)




  • Visiting London - interactive exercises (sitasima)
  • London's top shopping strips
    "The big-name emporiums, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Hamleys, Fortnum & Mason and Liberty, are both sightseeing attractions in their
    own right and temples to shopping devotees. The nearby side-street boutiques – the capital’s true delights — also sell just about anything, from clothes to old-style British homewares."

    Related gallery:  Shopping in London
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Capital Calling - London's Tourist Guide : touring, sightseeing, shopping, museums, history (capital-calling)

 

  • Virtual London
    News, transport, attractions, food and drink, shopping, London life, the Royal family, Time for tea, tours, events...
    (virtual-london.co.uk)




  • Finding somewhere to live in London :
    Maps - Lettings agents - Homestay accommodation - Advertisements - Hostels / student houses - Choosing an area - Costs - Safety - Ethnic mix...
    (UK Student Life)



  • Magical memory tour of London
    "The Summer of Love began 40 years ago, the climax of a decade of rebellious optimism. And at the heart of it all was our capital city.
    Rory Maclean seeks out old haunts from Sixties London."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

LONDON MAYOR: Sadiq KHAN

 

  • Social Media Greets New London Mayor Khan - Text + Audio + Photo + Video - 9 May 2016
    "Sadiq Khan won London’s mayoral election last Friday. By doing so, he became the first Muslim to become mayor of a major Western capital. Khan is the son of Pakistani immigrants."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

MAYOR JOHNSON :

 

 

  • Mayor Johnson vows to cut crime
    "Boris Johnson has pledged to tackle the "scourge" of crime on London's transport system as a key priority in his new role as mayor of the city...
    he said he would use the resources of the mayor's office to address youth violence...
    Other items on his agenda include revisiting the controversial congestion charging policies in central and west London, building 50,000 more homes, increasing river transport options and amending the London Plan to ensure back garden space is protected from development. Mr Johnson said his
    new job included the need to build bridges with communities."

    (BBC)


  • Johnson wins London mayoral race
    "Boris Johnson has won the race to become the next mayor of London - ending Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign at City Hall."
    - an article and a video
    (BBC)

 

  • The Boris Story
    "A look at the colourful life and times of London's new mayor, Boris Johnson."
    (BBC)