6 Interesting and historical facts about Greater London.
Along the A4 Bath Rd near Heathrow Airport was where the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin used to wait to rob the stagecoaches going to Bath from London. Before the airport's time, the area was known as Heath Row.
The smallest Police Station in London is inside the Wellington Arch.
There are 3 small rooms inside the Marble Arch which were used as a police station until 1950.
London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway system, known as the tube.
The tallest building in London is 'One Canada Square' which is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf. It stands at 770 feet (235m) above ground level and contains 50 stories. It was built between 1988 and 1991 and consists mainly of offices.
The name Big Ben is not the name of the clock tower itself as most people think, but the name of the Great Bell inside the tower.