21 Facts About London North

1. London North is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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2. London North used to be the largest and most influential city in the world.

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3. In 2012 London North became the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

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

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5. London North 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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6. London North has frequent river boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers.

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

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

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

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10. London North has some of the highest real estate prices in the world.

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11. London North is home to sizeable Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Jewish communities.

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12. London North has a temperate oceanic climate receiving less precipitation than Rome, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Naples, Sydney or New York City.

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13. The Thames is a tidal river, and London North is vulnerable to flooding.

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14. London North is the seat of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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

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16. In 2008, London North 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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17. London North was a centre of England's Jewish population before their expulsion by Edward I in 1290.

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

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19. London North is full of pubs associated with artists, writers, and poets.

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20. London North was re-established for the 1955 provincial election and retained until 1999, when most of its territory was integrated into the new riding of London North Centre.

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21. London North was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada.

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