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London Calling

LONDON CALLING 8,174,100 (approx.) - people live in London, which is 12.5% of the UK population. LONDON ROME BRUSSELS Despite its reputation as a rainy city, on average, London has less rain in a year than ROME or BRUSSELS. 23,000 licensed taxis in London. Approximately 12,000 working at any one time. = 1,000 taxis = 1,000 taxis working at the same time LONDON'S FIRST FISH AND CHIP SHOP was opened in 1860 by Jewish immigrant Joseph Malin in the East End. However, the first ever Indian restaurant ('Hindoostane' owned by Sake Dean Mahomed) was opened on George Street, near Marble Arch, 50 years earlier. Joe's FISH 'N CHIPS; HINDOOSTANE 1810 1860 THE LONDON EYE takes 30 minutes to complete a full revolution, making approximately 20 revolutions in 1 day 30 minutes 130 m THE SHARD is the tallest building in London and Europe. 10 HYDE PARK PLACE is the smallest building in London, measuring 1 metre wide. It is thought it was built as a watch house in the 18th century to catch grave-robbers, as it blocks off a narrow alley leading to St. George's graveyard. 310 m FACTS ABOUT THE LONDON UNDERGROUND 270 249 1,107m 426 miles long in total (London to Brussels) stations passengers each year escalators Longest escalator Angel station 60 metres 60 m 27.5 m ANGEL 700,000 people (approximately) commute into London by train everyday. OOOT OOO OOO JOOO O0C 15.3 million 277 hours is the average amount of time each Londoner spends getting to and from work per year. In that time, you could listen to "London Calling" by The Clash 5,226 times, (if you wanted to). LONDON tourists travelled to London in 2011 (almost half a million more than 2010), compared to 13 million who visited the rest of the UK. The average journey time to work is 37.8 minutes each way. On Friday 10 August 2012 (during the London Olympics) there were a record-breaking There are around 6,000 47,105 'Boris bikes' (Barclays cycle hire) at 400 locations in London's Zone 1 travel area. 'Boris bikes' hired. 540,000 bicycle journies (approx) are made each day in London. Twice as many as in 2000. SOURCES: Office for National Statistics, BBC, TFL,, Shady Old Lady's Guide to London, The Economist, The Weather Network,,, London & Partners. 'nogr8 Making visual data valuable"

London Calling

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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” So said eighteenth-century author Samuel Johnson, and here at infogr8, we struggle to disagree. So, in honour of our hometown, we decided to ...



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