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Monday, December 26, 2005

London Trivia




I do like a good bit of trivia, and I will share them with you from time to time on these pages.

Everyone knows that we British driver on the left side of the road (This originated from carrieage days, when it left your right/sword arm free), and that Europeans drive on the right (because Napoleon decided that everyone had to) So the question is, which public road in the UK do we drive on the right? Answer is, here, on the enterance to the Savoy because of the way they have to turn at the bottom.

The Savoy is in The Strand, which you might guess from the name was once the bank of the River Thames - now it is about 100m away.

posted by Ham at 12:11 -- Comments here: 2

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Anonymous Brin said ... (08:29) : 

Nice bit of trivia.

Did you know it took an act of parliament to allow this ?

I think it was to allow taxis to drop patrons off at the Savoy theatre, but as you see, it's just blocked by parked cars !

Brin

 

Blogger lynn said ... (19:46) : 

Thank you for this, memories... lunches... and having my hair cut regularly in their salon of all things, in the early eighties.

 

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