63 Facts About South London

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

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2. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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3. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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4. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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5. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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6. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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7. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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8. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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9. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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10. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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11. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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12. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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13. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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14. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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15. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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16. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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17. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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18. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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19. City of South London has assessed the entire length of the Veterans Memorial Parkway, identifying areas where interchanges can be constructed, grade separations can occur, and where cul-de-sacs can be placed.

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20. South London is on the Canadian National Railway main line between Toronto and Chicago and the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Toronto and Detroit.

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21. Since the 1970s, South London has improved urban road alignments that eliminated "jogs" in established traffic patterns over 19th-century street misalignments.

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22. South London is at the junction of Highway 401 that connects the city to Toronto and Windsor, and Highway 402 to Sarnia.

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23. South London is currently the home of the South London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, who play at the Budweiser Gardens.

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24. South London has nine major parks and gardens throughout the city, many of which run along the Thames River and are interconnected by a series of pedestrian and bike paths, known as the Thames Valley Parkway.

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25. South London is home to the Grand Theatre, a professional proscenium arch theatre in Central London.

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26. South London is the site of the Flame of Hope, which is intended to burn until a cure for diabetes is discovered.

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27. The London Regional Children's Museum in South London provides hands-on learning experiences for children and was one of the first children's museums established in Canada.

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28. The City of South London is currently the eleventh-largest urban area in Canada, eleventh-largest census metropolitan area in Canada, and the sixth-largest city in Ontario.

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29. South London annexed many of the surrounding communities in 1961, including Byron and Masonville, adding 60,000 people and more than doubling its area.

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30. On 1 January 1855, South London was incorporated as a "city".

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31. Sir John Carling, Tory MP for South London, gave three events to explain the development of London in a 1901 speech.

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32. South London lies at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, connecting it to Toronto, Windsor, and Sarnia.

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33. South London is a regional centre of health care and education, being home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals.

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34. Since then, South London has grown to be the largest Southwestern Ontario municipality and Canada's 11th largest metropolitan area, having annexed many of the smaller communities that surrounded it.

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35. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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36. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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37. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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38. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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39. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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40. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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41. South London is home to the tallest building in the European Union—The Shard.

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42. South London is full of pubs associated with artists, writers, and poets.

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

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44. South London 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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45. South London has frequent river boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers.

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

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

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

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49. South London has some of the highest real estate prices in the world.

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

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51. South London is home to sizeable Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Jewish communities.

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52. The Thames is a tidal river, and South London is vulnerable to flooding.

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53. South London is the seat of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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

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55. In 2008, South London 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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56. South London became the principal North Sea port, with migrants arriving from England and abroad.

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

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

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59. South London is, like other parts of London and the UK in general, a temperate maritime climate according to the Koppen climate classification system.

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60. South London contains a very extensive overground rail network and all of London's trams operate within the area.

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61. South London began at Southwark at the southern end of London Bridge, the first permanent crossing over the river, with the initial development of the area being a direct result of the existence and location of the bridge.

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62. South London consists of 11 whole boroughs, plus Richmond which includes land on both sides of the river, with part of its Twickenham district lying north of the river.

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63. South London originally emerged from Southwark, first recorded as Suthriganaweorc, meaning "fort of the men of Surrey".

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