4.If you want to drive a black cab in London, you'll need to memorise 25,000 streets, 320 taxi routes and more than 20,000 landmarks.
All black cab drivers have to learn The Knowledge, an in-depth awareness of the London streets and the quickest ways to navigate them. Using only their brains, and absolutely no sat-navs.
5.London has its own encyclopaedia.
6.Only 11,000 people live in the City of London.
7.Confused? Well, you see, there's a city called London and – inside that – there's the City of London. No really, it has its own flag and everything.
8.London has two mayors – the Mayor of London, and the Lord Mayor of London. Once is significantly fancier than the other.
The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of London runs the City of London from the City of London's Guidhall. Meanwhile, London's current mayor, Boris Johnson, works in City Hall and gets to work by Boris Bike. There's a very informative video about all this here.
9.Within the City of London, there are no roads – just lanes, alleys and streets.
10.In fact, the corporation that founded the City of London is older than the UK itself.
11.And finally, the City of London and its laws are so ancient that even the Queen has to ask the Lord Mayor's permission to enter.
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