22 Facts About London Brent

1. London Brent has hosted the Summer Olympics three times: in 1908, 1948, and 2012.

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2. London Brent is one of the major classical and popular music capitals of the world and hosts major music corporations, such as Universal Music Group International and Warner Music Group, as well as countless bands, musicians and industry professionals.

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3. London Brent has frequent river boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers.

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4. London Brent has a modern tram network, known as Tramlink, centred on Croydon in South London.

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5. London Brent is the centre of the National Rail network, with 70 per cent of rail journeys starting or ending in London.

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6. London Brent has over 480 overseas banks, more than any other city in the world.

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7. London Brent has some of the highest real estate prices in the world.

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8. Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London Brent is affiliated to London's historic Sephardic Jewish community.

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9. London Brent is home to sizeable Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Jewish communities.

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10. The Thames is a tidal river, and London Brent is vulnerable to flooding.

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11. London Brent is the seat of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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12. Administration of London Brent is formed of two tiers: a citywide, strategic tier and a local tier.

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13. In 2008, London Brent named alongside New York City and Hong Kong as Nylonkong, being hailed as the world's three most influential global cities.

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14. London Brent became the principal North Sea port, with migrants arriving from England and abroad.

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15. London Brent was a centre of England's Jewish population before their expulsion by Edward I in 1290.

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16. At its height in the 2nd century, Roman London Brent had a population of around 60,000.

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17. London Brent was formed in 1965 from the area of the former Municipal Borough of Wembley and Municipal Borough of Willesden of Middlesex.

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18. London Brent is home to Wembley Stadium, one of the country's biggest landmarks, as well as Wembley Arena.

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19. London Brent has a mixture of residential, industrial and commercial land.

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20. London Brent gave the world public housing in the form of the council estate.

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21. London Brent is suitable for production of petrol and middle distillates.

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22. London Brent is the leading global price benchmark for Atlantic basin crude oils.

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