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Short History of London, England.


London was settled by the Romans in the 1st century A.D   King Alfred, arguably the first king of the ‘English’ began a settlement in 886 around the Roman walled area.

Following the Battle of Hastings, William the Conquer (Normandy King) marched on London in 1066. William is credited with building the Tower of London.

The city was burned severely on a number of occasions, the most remembered bing the Great Fire of London in 1666.

We move to the 18th century when in 1708 Christopher Wren build St. Paul’s Cathedral.  On January 10, 1863, the Tube was built making it the first underground station in the world.

Today, London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more then 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.  The population in 2011 had a population of over 8 million

If you are visiting London, remember to take in the following sites:

-Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, (wedding place of William and Kate)

St. Paul’s Cathedral (wedding place of Charles and Diana)

Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus ,  Houses of Parliament,

and Trafalgar Square.  There are numerous art galleries and museums to visit.

Romantics flocked to London for these two weddings:



Leaving St. Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July, 1981.  There was an age difference, Diane was just 20, while Charles was 33 years old. (Diana died on 3l Aug. 1997 age 36).


Buckingham Palace Kiss – after marriage in Westminster Abbey on 29 April, 2011. Both bride and groom were born in 1982.

Hopefully, you are reading my story, Jazz, and I will be blogging famous landmarks that she drives by in her luxurious convertible.

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