Friday, 16 April 2010

London landmarks


We're all familiar with Big Ben,* Nelson's Column, the London Eye... But London is also scattered with more local or off-beat landmarks. I do like the very literal elephant and castle standing guard at the otherwise hideous Elephant & Castle shopping centre. Do you have a favourite?

*Or at least its Clock Tower!

2 comments:

TravelGirl said...

i was going to ask if you knew the origins of the rather unusual name, "elephant and castle", then decided against my better judgment to google it :)

http://www.elephantandcastle.com/AboutUs.html

wondering how true this page is. seems possible, at least...

CarolineLD said...

Apparently the inn name part is true, but the inn was probably always called 'elephant and castle', as both feature in the coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers. It's quite a controversial topic, though!

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