Interesting Facts About Great Britain

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Great Britain is a varied island, filled with intriguing history and cultural traditions filled with people all around the world, here are some interesting facts about The Great Britain you may have never heard. 

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Contrary to popular belief that Big Ben refers to the world famous clock, it is actually the name of the thirteen ton bell. The tower itself is known as St. Stephen’s Tower.

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The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world and each rotation takes about 30 minutes

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The River Thames, which flows through London, has over 200 bridges and 20 tunnels. Isn't that surprising?

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the Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world that is still being used by the royal family and that the Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 on the site of an infamous brothel.

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London has one of the oldest transport systems in the world and also one of the largest. The 270 functioning stations of the London Underground has over 400 escalators

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This is commonly mistaken, but Great Britain and the United Kingdom are actually two different things. The United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland but Great Britain does not Include Northern Islands.

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The British drink more than 60 billion cups of tea a year around 100 million each day. Which has been in British culture as a staple since 17th century.

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Queen Elizabeth II does not have a passport even though she has visited over 100 countries on official duties. This is because British passports are issued in the name of the Queen.

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