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Old London Bridge spanned the Thames from 1209-1831. Heads on spikes, revolutionary residents & Nonsuch House; the bridge boasts a turbulent & colourful history. Bone up here.

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The Ghost village of Imber, Wiltshire #UK. In 1943 the residents of Imber were given just 47 days notice to pack and leave by the British government so that American soldiers could use the village as battle practice before D Day .It is still standing and every Christmas people are allowed back in to worship at the church

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from Two Monkeys Travel Group

How to Plan the Perfect Eurail or Interrail trip around Europe

How to Plan the Perfect Eurail or Interrail Trip Around Europe. Most people gets confused on what type of ticket you should use for this massive adventure trip of a lifetime. Interrail or Eurail are easy to do once you understand and know what you want to do for this journey. Eurail is for non- European citizen and/or non-EU residents. Interrail is for European citizen and/or EU residents with Non- EU passports (Proof of residency required).

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from Mail Online

Kowloon Walled City: A rare insight into one of the most densely populated places on earth which housed 50,000 people

Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50,000 residents eked out a grimy living in the most densely populated place on earth

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Strange British place names

You can't blame the residents of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales for preferring to call their village Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, or Llanfairpwll. According to expert Adrian Room, this astonishing name (the longest in the UK, and one of the longest in the world) means something along the lines of "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave" or "St Mary's by the white aspen over the whirlpool, and…

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The Victorians liked to have their social classes clearly defined. The working class was divided into three layers, the lowest being 'working men' or labourers, then the ‘intelligent artisan’, and above him the ‘educated working man’. In reality, things were not so tidily demarcated. Photo: Glasgow slum, 1868

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Pea souper that killed 12,000: So black you couldn't see the screen in cinemas. So suffocatingly lethal they ran out of coffins. How the Great Smog choked London 60 years ago this week

Dirty: Residents walking around London, such as to a local market pictured above, during the smog reported being left filthy from simply walking through the streets

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Bethnal Green. Minimal, cotton, linen, brick, plaster, wood, family, community. More at https://uk.pinterest.com/garylaundy/working-class-victorian-britain/

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