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Discover London

London, England is the largest city in the United Kingdom. In fact, about 7.5 million people call this city home, including the Queen and Madonna! Check out the 411 on the city that was once the center of the English-speaking world.

London - Where Is It?

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, which is an island off the coast of Western Europe. London is in the south-east of England.

London - The History

London has a long and complicated history, which is full of violence, blood shed, royalty and intrigue. The city was founded on a Roman outpost called Londinium. It became an important trade center in 886. Since 1558 (when the first Queen Elizabeth took the throne), London has been the political, cultural and economic center of England.

London - What to Do

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

If you can't see all your fave celebs in the flesh, the next best thing is seeing them in wax! This has been a must-visit stop for any trip to London since it opened in 1835. There are life-like wax figures of infamous criminals, royalty and pop princesses like Britney, Beyonce (who has a shaking booty, no less!) and pop oldies like Michael Jackson and Madonna!

The London Eye

The best way to get a good look at this enormous city is to take a ride on the world's largest observation wheel. The London Eye is like a giant enclosed Ferris wheel that takes you on a half hour ride 450 feet (135 meters) above London! You'll get a bird's eye view, a wild ride and memories to last a lifetime. What more could you ask for?

London Dungeon

When you get tired of London life, you might want to give London death a try. This spooky museum will give you an authentic look at the gruesome and bloody side of English history. Be warned, this isn't your average stuffy museum - some of the exhibits aren't as dead as they appear! If you think you can handle it, the museum lies deep beneath London Bridge station. Good luck.

Free Museums

Most of London's museums have free admission, so why not check 'em all out? You can see fine art at Tate Britain or Tate Modern, big old tanks at the Imperial War Museum or giant dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. You'll definitely get your money's worth!

London - Did U Know?

  • On July 7, 2005 terrorists attacked the British capital leaving more than 50 people dead and 700 people injured.
  • In September 1666, a massive fire roared through the city for four days, destroying approximately 13,000 houses, 87 churches and many government buildings.
  • The first toy balloon was invented in London in 1847.
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Would You Ever Visit London?

  • Yes. I'd definetly like to check it out.
  • Yeah. I've already been there.
  • Maybe. But there's a few other places I'd rather go.
  • No. I'd rather travel around home.

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Pink_Cool_Girl
Yes. They actually are. 
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rainbowpoptart
"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:Anyways, I know girls are into cleaning and dolls, and you have a very good point there. But your also missing it.  I feel like I addressed everything.. Which part of your point am I missing?   "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:ANOTHER thing is the computer for boys and girls. One computer is $12.99. 50 functions. Blue and white. AKA for boys.    Girls: -White and pink -9 dollars -25 DAMN FUNCTIONS I suppose that does look a bit problematic. Are they the same brand?
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Oh Rainbowpoptart. Where were you. Anyways, I know girls are into cleaning and dolls, and you have a very good point there. But your also missing it. ANOTHER thing is the computer for boys and girls. One computer is $12.99. 50 functions. Blue and white. AKA for boys. Girls:-White and pink-9 dollars-25 DAMN FUNCTIONSProve anything to you yet? 
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Pink_Cool_Girl
"Powerslave" wrote:Generally boys are more into things that are more competitive, violent etc. and girls are generally into beauty, dolls and things of that nature. These toys reflect that idea.Yes, but new feminists are being born each day. See, I hate pink, beauty, and I cringe at the name "Shopping". I know others don't, but most do. Speaking of which, I was on ROBLOX today when someone said "Girls are noobs".  I was extremely offended by this. I know this got off topic, but still. Girls shouldn't be influenced by toys and gender roles. 
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rainbowpoptart
Companies create products targeted towards a specific audience.     Toys specifically targeted towards girls are pink and frilly or about professions mostly girls have aren't that way because it's sexist, they're that way because girls generally like the colour pink, pretending to cook (because cooking is really fun), and enjoy taking care of their stuffed animals or baby dolls as if they were actual living things. (These things also teach them skill sets that will be helpful to them in the future, such as how to raise a child if you have any and how to cook so you don't starve to death.)      Toys specifically targeted towards boys are blue or green and/or related to guns and cars and gross bugs/animals because that's what guys are generally into. (And I haven't heard of any science kits targeted specifically towards boys..? Every science kit advert I've seen has had both males and females in it, and I've seen a rather nice amount of them.) That's just the way we are. Nothing will change that. I don't think toys [and other things] should be specifically gendered. Anyone can do and play with anything. Just because it's targeted towards girls or because girls generally have this job more than boys do, doesn't mean a boy can't play with that toy or have that job and vice versa. A product being for this one gender shouldn't stop people of the other gender from buying it. This probably wasn't as coherent as I'd like for it to be, but today's science lesson completely fried my brain, and I don't think I can properly do anything except breathe for the next few hours.
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