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Like giant conk shells rising out of the water, the Thames Barrier sits just east of Canary Wharf and provides an important service for the city. The barrier was designed and built to keep parts of Greater London from flooding in the case of storm surges or incredibly high tides coming from the North Sea. […] The Thames Barrier – A Brief History – Protecting London From the Sea - Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London
Awooooooooo! Werewolves of London! Of course, the werewolves aren’t the only monsters haunting the city’s streets in horror films. London has seen itself preyed upon by all manner of creatures in cinema including werewolves, mummies, aliens, murderous fiends, and the devil himself. Plenty of films made have used London as a backdrop and provide any […] The Brit Film Fiver – Five Scary London Horror Films To Watch This October - Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London
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Food’s great, but sometimes you need a little ambience. In a city such as London, the atmosphere in a restaurant can range from the traditional to the eclectic and plenty of restaurants offer their own unique experience along with a great menu. Looking at London’s more colorful restaurants, you can find places where performances are […] The London Fiver – Five of the Most Unusual London Restaurants - Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London
I’m fortunate to have been on all of the London Transport Museum ‘Hidden London’ tours of disused stations and tunnels but not everyone has had that opportunity. The tours are only available on certain dates (not all year round), and the (sometimes) long climbs may have put you off. Some say the tours are expensive […] Exhibition Report: The New Hidden London Exhibition at the London Transport Museum - Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London
Around Halloween time, it’s likely to see many witches running around the streets of London, usually just in fancy dress. However, this modern-day bit of fun belies the city’s grim history persecuting women for witchcraft and publicly executing them on the flimsiest of evidence. Superstition against witches had long existed in England, but the Church […] The Hexing of London – The City’s History of Witches - Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London
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