We bet you didn't know these 10 facts about London

How well do you know London?

Until 1916 you could buy cocaine and heroin over the counter in Harrods

 

 

In the 1860s James Spratt invented dog food in London

 

 

Britain’s smallest police station is in Trafalgar Square

 

 

Only 45% of London Underground is actually underground

 

 

Smoking on the Tube was only banned in 1987

 

 

In 2014, all the 07.29 a.m. Brighton–London Victoria trains were late

 

 

 There are 119 species of fish living in the Thames

 

 

Oxford Street has the world’s highest levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide

 

 

 In the 14th century, London had a higher murder rate than any US city today

 

 

You can choose “Cockney” as a language on some London cash points

 

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  • Anonymous

    it seems the author has deep interest in history , amazing facts to note about London.

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