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How to Plan the Perfect Eurail or Interrail Trip Around Europe 00

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Old London Bridge spanned the Thames from 1209-1831. Heads on spikes, revolutionary residents & Nonsuch House; the bridge boasts a turbulent & colourful history. Bone up here.

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Strange British place names

You can't blame the residents of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales for preferring to call their village Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, or Llanfairpwll. According to expert Adrian Room, this astonishing name (the longest in the UK, and one of the longest in the world) means something along the lines of "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave" or "St Mary's by the white aspen over the whirlpool, and…

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Kowloon Walled City: A rare insight into one of the most densely populated places on earth which housed 50,000 people

Over time, both the British and the Chinese governments found the massive, anarchic city to be increasingly intolerable - despite the low reported crime rate in later years

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Rising from the ashes: Architects reveal stunning designs for the new Christchurch after city was destroyed by earthquake

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The oldest residents of that abandoned house were the spiders. Many generations had laced the walls with cobwebs of intricate beauty...

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Barbuda's only village, sleepy Codrington, is home to most residents and the minuscule airport. It's about 3.5 miles north of the ferry landing on the eastern edge of the lagoon with its famous frigate bird colony. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/antigua-and-barbuda/barbuda#ixzz3tkSOfrjo

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Lordship Place, Chelsea, London: Chelsea is an upmarket neighbourhood equivalent to that of New York's Upper East Side, Los Angeles' Beverly Hills or the 16th arrondissement of Paris. This is shown in the average housing price in Chelsea which is above £1.3 million. The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents.

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The oldest residents of that abandoned house were the spiders. Many generations had laced the walls with cobwebs of intricate beauty...

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