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  • 1st January 2014

Fact #27

Brook House, one of the great Mayfair mansions, contained over 800 tons of marble?

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Fact #26

We drive on the left because the congestion was so bad on London Bridge in 1722, the Mayor had to introduce a keep left policy to help the traffic keep moving? The reason he chose left rather than right will all be revealed during the tour!

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Fact #25

Ping Pong was invented in Hamleys?

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Fact #24

The Hilton Hotel on Park Lane was bought by the Sultan of Brunei in 1990, who then spent £100m on refitting it?

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Fact #23

In 1932 The Dorchester was the most expensive public building ever made at a cost of £1.25m?

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Fact #22

The British Library adds 2 miles of new books to its collection every year and now has over 10,000,000?

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Fact #21

More people shop in Selfridges each year than live in Australia?

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Fact #20

All distances to london are measured from the base of the stature of Charles I in Trafalgar Square?

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Fact #19

‘Strand’ is an old Norse Viking word for ‘beach’, given to the Strand when it was nothing more than a sandy shoreline of the river we now call the Thames?

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Fact #18

King Cnut is buried in St Clement Danes Church on The Strand?

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