An A - Z
of London

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An alphabetical guide
to London


A is for 'orses
B is for Bow Bells
C is for 21st Century
D is for Dome
E is for Escalator
F is for Fog
G is for GLC
H is for History
I is for Information
J is for Jellied Eels
K is for Keeping Safe
L is for London Transport
M is for Money
N is for Nightbus
01 for London
P is for Plague
Q is for Queen
R is for Red Route
S is for Streets of London
T is for Thames
U is for Underground
V is for Villages
W is for WestEnders
X is for Charing X
Y is a Year in London
Z is for Zoo

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Z is for Zoo


In Elizabethan times bears used to be kept in big pits by the Thames. Londoners enjoyed watching the spectacle of suffering creatures along with crowds of other visitors. In modern Elizabethan times the bears are now kept in Regents Park, and they’ve been joined by camels, elephants, giraffes, lions and penguins all thousands of miles from their own natural environments, but very little else has changed.

Samuel Johnson once famously remarked that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Should you ever find yourself contemplating a day out at London Zoo, it may be time to call it a day.