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History of London

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Daniel Muñoz Plaza

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History of London
From 1666 to our days
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON (1666)
THE GREAT FOG OF LONDON (1952)
THE ATTEMPS OF LONDON (2005)
TRANSPORT IN LONDON
THE OLYMPICS GAMES (2012)
WORLD WAR II AT LONDON (1939-1945)
THE ORIGINS OF THE CITY
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON (1666)
The Great Fire of London was a fire that swept through the city of London in England from September 2nd to September 5th, 1666. The fire destroyed the center of the medieval town, that was into the old Roman walls of London.
THE GREAT FOG OF LONDON (1952)
It was a period of environmental pollution that happened in the capital city of England between 5th December 1952 and 9th December 1952
THE ATTEMPS OF LONDON (2005)
It is considered one of the worst environmental problems that happened until then in the world
It was caused by the increase of fossil fuels in industry and transport.
The fog killed 12.000 people and other 100.000 were sick.

The winter of 1952 was very cold and because of that, the carbon was more used and burnt than in others winters
The most common illnesses during this period were broncho-pneumonia and acute-bronchitis
It was one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of London. It destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches and 44 Old houses. It left arrond 80,000 homeless people, a sixth of the inhabitants of the city at that time.
It is believed responsible of the attack the Al-Qaeda cells.
The consequences were terrible, with 56 dead people and 700 affected.
It destroyed the "Royal Exchange", the Customs House, the St. Paul's Cathedral, the City of London, the correctional palace in the medieval center and other prisons, four bridges over river Thames and Fleet, and three gates of the city.
transport in london
On Wednesday 7th July, 2005, four explosions stopped the public transport system in London in the morning. Three bombs exploded in three carriages of the London Underground . A fourth bomb exploded on a bus in Tavistock Square. The bombs caused strong problems in the city transport and telecommunications web.
It was opened on 10th January, 1863, so now it has 153 years old
It has 11 different lines and more than 260 stations.
The length of the Undergroud is 402 kilometres
It covers tha cities of London, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Herthfordshire.
The origins of the city
The city doesn't appear until after the Roman conquest. Roman rule extended from the I century A.D. to the V century, when the empire fell . In the third century , Londinium , with its harbor, was a major population center , with about 50,000 inhabitants.
II World War in London
Between September and November bombings on London were almost daily. The bombings destroyed historic buildings such as Westminster Abbey , St. James Palace and Museum Britist . The worst part were the consequences: 43,000 people died, 100,000 were injured and more than one million families became homeless at all England.
The Olympic Games of London, were an ONU international multi-sport event, held in the City of London, United Kingdom, from 27th July to 12th August 2012.
London has also another transport web which is called DLR, that is the abreviature of Dockland Light Railway and it was created to connect the area of Dockland and the east of London
It is an independent transport from the Underground, but they share 7 stations where passengers can change transport.
"The Olympic Games"
The trains haven't driver. they are driven by computers.
Most of the stations are at ground level
204 countries participated , there were around 10,568 athletes and 302 events. Its slogan was "Inspire a Generation"
London's population during the World War II
"The Black Cabs"
The famous Black Cabs of London, compete with the Amsterdam ones for be the most expenives in Europe. The capacity of the "black taxis" is five people plus the driver
The country which has with more gold medals was USA (104). Then, China with 88 and finally the United Kingdom with 65.

London Buses manages bus services in the UK. Most services are provided by private sector operators , although this is not noticed by the passengers , because all the buses are red and have the same rate.
"London Buses"
WORK DONE BY RUBÉN MONTERO, GUILLERMO CLEMENTE & DANIEL MUÑOZ
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