THREE things we did not know about London:
- Taxi Drivers have insanely good memories! To become one of London’s famous black taxi drivers, they first have to pass a ridiculously challenging test of all the city’s routes: ‘The Knowledge’. This involves mastering 320 basic routes, 20,000 landmarks and over 25,000 streets!
- There is a reason for the black mark over the clock over the horse guards parade: King Charles I was executed at 2 o’clock on 30th January 1649 and if you look closely at the clock above Horse Guards Parade, you’ll see a black mark by the II. This is to commemorate the time of his execution.
- COVENT Garden is a spelling mistake: It was supposed to be CONvent Garden because a convent market used to be held there.