How To Spend An Amazing Day In Walthamstow
Most people flock to the central Zones of London for something to do, but there is just as much fun to be had in the far reaches of Zone 9.
Did you know there was a Zone 9? Or did I just blow your mind?
Walthamstow is located in the North East of Greater London, the last stop on the Victoria Line. This is a very old town indeed, recorded in 1075 as Wilcumestowe (“the Place of Welcome”). Continue reading “Spend An Amazing Day In Walthamstow”
Visit London’s Vibrant Chinatown
London’s Chinatown is home to a fantastic array of Asian restaurants serving delicious food. The way they hang cooked poultry in the windows is reminiscent of what restaurants actually do in Hong Kong and China. Having lived in Hong Kong for 6 years, I love to check out the corner shops to snag some old favourite snacks.
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“People often refer to Big Ben when they’re talking about the clock tower attached to the Palace of Westminster.
Big Ben is the name of the largest bell, and even that’s a nickname and not an official one. The tower is named the Elizabeth Tower (formerly the Clock Tower), a name it was officially given in 2012 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee.
The clock is simply known as the Great Clock.”
– Laura Reynolds, The Londonist