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Where Tate Modern Originated

The name of this famous art gallery comes from Sir Henry Tate, an English sugar merchant and philanthropist, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery, London. The name ‘Tate’ is also used for the corporate body.

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Staff of Buckingham Palace

Over 800 members of staff live there, including a flagman, fendersmith and clockmaker. The palace contains 350 clocks and watches! They’re wound up every week by two horological conservators, who work full-time to keep them ticking along.

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The London Bridge

US Customs Declaration made London Bridge the world’s largest antique ever sold. In 1960s, it was sinking under the weight of modern traffic and in 1831, the bridge was put up for sale to replace it.

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