8 Strange Sightseeing in London

I guess you all know Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and London Eye. Have you ever heard about the below worth visiting places?

  1. Farting Lane Lamp

This is the one and only lamp that still stands in London and uses methane. It operates constantly 24/7 and is located close to Savoy Hotel. In the late 1800 there where thousands lamps like this one but the bad smell and some explosions where enough to take them down.

  1. Greenwich Foot Tunnel

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel crosses beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich (Royal Borough of Greenwich) on the south bank with the Isle of Dogs (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) on the north.

  1. Highgate Cemetery

The cemetery in its original form – the northwestern wooded area – opened in 1839, as part of a plan to provide seven large, modern cemeteries, now known as the “Magnificent Seven”, around the outside of central London. The tomb of Karl Marx, the Egyptian Avenue and the Columbarium are Grade 1 listed buildings. Because of the Karl Marx association, a variety of Socialist leaders and thinkers are buried within the cemetery grounds.

  1. London Wall

London Wall was the defensive wall first built by the Romans around Londinium. It is now the name of a road in the City of London running along part of the course of the old wall between Wormwood Street and the Rotunda junction where St. Martin’s Le Grand meets Aldersgate Street. Until the later Middle Ages the wall defined the boundaries of the City of London.

  1. Ripley’s, Believe It or Not

Ripley’s, Believe It or Not! is an American franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. The Believe It or Not panel proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums, and a book series.

  1. The Smallest Police Station in the World

This is the smallest police station in the world located in Trafalgar Square. From the size, it goes without saying, that only one police officer could use the office.

  1. Traffic Light Tree

Traffic Light Tree is a public sculpture in London, created by the French sculptor Pierre Vivant following a competition run by the Public Art Commissions Agency. Originally situated on a roundabout near Canary Wharf, at the junction of Heron Quay, Marsh Wall and Westferry Road it is now located on a different roundabout, near Billingsgate Market.

Eight meters tall and containing 75 sets of lights, each controlled by computer, the sculpture was described by Vivant thus:

The Sculpture imitates the natural landscape of the adjacent London Plane Trees, while the changing pattern of the lights reveals and reflects the never ending rhythm of the surrounding domestic, financial and commercial activities.

  1. York House

York House is a historic stately home in Twickenham, England, and currently serves as the Town Hall of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is situated in Richmond Road, near the centre of Twickenham, close to St Mary’s Church.

You should visit the fountain with the naked ladies, sculptures original made in Italy.

See the above sightseeing in the following map à goo.gl/zBvsKo

Sources: Newsbeast.gr / Wikipedia.org