Signs of the City: London

Check out some of the local signs you can see around town in the streets of London.

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

“I've always been brought up to love the Royal Family. Buckingham Palace is in the heart of London, and it’s been the scene of so many great moments in British history. None of us will ever forget the amazing wedding of Will & Kate. Best of all, it's open for visitors during the summer so you can have a look around the State Apartments." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Old Trafford

Old Trafford

“I've been fortunate to play in The Premier League, one of the greatest football leagues in the world, and you can’t beat the atmosphere of being there for a game. If you can’t catch a game across the country, then check out the fantastic stadium tours at places like Old Trafford, Anfield and Stamford Bridge, and of course, Wembley." - David Beckham 960 1280

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The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks

“Families can get out in the fresh air, at one of London’s Royal Parks, with the kids. Hyde and Regents Park are like an oasis in central London. Or get away from it all in Richmond Park, where you can see wild deer, horse ride and amazing views across London." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Old Course at St. Andrews

Old Course at St. Andrews

“It seems like many sports in the world have their origins in Britain, and Scotland is the home of golf. It's where the game was invented and where you’ll find some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the world. If you love the game, make your way to the Old Course at St Andrews Links." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Best Shopping

Best Shopping

“Britain leads the world in fashion and has some of the best shopping experiences in the world. Manchester’s designer stores around the Northern Quarter are a match for anything in London, but if you don’t have time to leave the capital, then you will be spoilt for choice around town and some fantastic markets like Camden, Portobello and Spitalfields." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Popular Theme Parks

Popular Theme Parks

“Kids can’t get enough of theme parks as I know being a father of 4. You're never far away from one in Britain. Alton Towers is close to Stoke, and just outside London you’ll find Thorpe Park. New in town is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in which you can see where they made the Harry Potter movies." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue

“If there’s one thing you can’t miss when you’re in London, it's Theatre land. I love going out with the family to a show. The West End is famous for musicals and shows, and they are great for a night out or a family matinee. Young and old will love the Lion King or Matilda, and there’s always something to see when I’m back in London like War Horse or Jersey Boys." - David Beckham 960 1280

Oli Scarff, Getty Images  

Nobu Restaurant

Nobu Restaurant

“You can get great food from all over the world in Britain, and some of the best restaurants in the world can be found in London. Whether it’s a special night out at the Ivy, Ceconnis or Nobu – or somewhere new like the Bread St. Kitchen or Nopi in London." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Country Pubs

Country Pubs

“Britain is famous for its countryside, and where better to end a bracing walk than sit by a log fire in one of our beautiful country pubs. The best places will always welcome kids and serve great local food.” - David Beckham 960 1280

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Pie & Mash

Pie & Mash

Give bangers and mash a go in London’s East End. Beckham says, “Here’s an insider’s tip for a real East London food experience. You’ve got to try Pie & Mash. Tony Lane's Pie & Mash shop in Waltham Abbey is a favorite." - David Beckham 960 1280

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

“I've always been brought up to love the Royal Family. Buckingham Palace is in the heart of London, and it’s been the scene of so many great moments in British history. None of us will ever forget the amazing wedding of Will & Kate. Best of all, it's open for visitors during the summer so you can have a look around the State Apartments." - David Beckham 960 1280

Chris Jackson, Getty Images  

Old Trafford

Old Trafford

“I've been fortunate to play in The Premier League, one of the greatest football leagues in the world, and you can’t beat the atmosphere of being there for a game. If you can’t catch a game across the country, then check out the fantastic stadium tours at places like Old Trafford, Anfield and Stamford Bridge, and of course, Wembley." - David Beckham 960 1280

Oli Scarff, Getty Images  

The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks

“Families can get out in the fresh air, at one of London’s Royal Parks, with the kids. Hyde and Regents Park are like an oasis in central London. Or get away from it all in Richmond Park, where you can see wild deer, horse ride and amazing views across London." - David Beckham 960 1280

Jack Taylor, Getty Images  

Old Course at St. Andrews

Old Course at St. Andrews

“It seems like many sports in the world have their origins in Britain, and Scotland is the home of golf. It's where the game was invented and where you’ll find some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the world. If you love the game, make your way to the Old Course at St Andrews Links." - David Beckham 960 1280

Richard Heathcote, Getty Images  

Best Shopping

Best Shopping

“Britain leads the world in fashion and has some of the best shopping experiences in the world. Manchester’s designer stores around the Northern Quarter are a match for anything in London, but if you don’t have time to leave the capital, then you will be spoilt for choice around town and some fantastic markets like Camden, Portobello and Spitalfields." - David Beckham 960 1280

Alberto Manuel Urosa Toledano, Getty Images  

Popular Theme Parks

Popular Theme Parks

“Kids can’t get enough of theme parks as I know being a father of 4. You're never far away from one in Britain. Alton Towers is close to Stoke, and just outside London you’ll find Thorpe Park. New in town is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in which you can see where they made the Harry Potter movies." - David Beckham 960 1280

PYMCA, Getty Images  

Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue

“If there’s one thing you can’t miss when you’re in London, it's Theatre land. I love going out with the family to a show. The West End is famous for musicals and shows, and they are great for a night out or a family matinee. Young and old will love the Lion King or Matilda, and there’s always something to see when I’m back in London like War Horse or Jersey Boys." - David Beckham 960 1280

Oli Scarff, Getty Images  

Nobu Restaurant

Nobu Restaurant

“You can get great food from all over the world in Britain, and some of the best restaurants in the world can be found in London. Whether it’s a special night out at the Ivy, Ceconnis or Nobu – or somewhere new like the Bread St. Kitchen or Nopi in London." - David Beckham 960 1280

Lonely Planet, Getty Images  

Country Pubs

Country Pubs

“Britain is famous for its countryside, and where better to end a bracing walk than sit by a log fire in one of our beautiful country pubs. The best places will always welcome kids and serve great local food.” - David Beckham 960 1280

VisitBritain/Daniel Bosworth, Getty Images  

Pie & Mash

Pie & Mash

Give bangers and mash a go in London’s East End. Beckham says, “Here’s an insider’s tip for a real East London food experience. You’ve got to try Pie & Mash. Tony Lane's Pie & Mash shop in Waltham Abbey is a favorite." - David Beckham 960 1280

Oli Scarff, Getty Images  

In this photo, one of two official portrait photographs Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen to release to mark their engagement, Prince William and Kate Middleton pose in the Council Chamber in the State Apartment in St. James's Palace in London, England. 960 1280

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Kate Middleton and Prince William attend a wedding at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Northleach near Cheltenham, England. 960 1280

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People browse the shops along Tetbury high street in Tetbury, England. The Gloucestershire town is close to Highgrove, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's family home, and where Prince William grew up. 960 1280

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Prince William and Kate Middleton met at St. Andrews University in Scotland in 2001 while they studied art history. William later switched to a geography course. 960 1280

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The royal couple have been spotted at London's Boujis nightclub. 960 1280

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Prince William and Kate Middleton go on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters, Switzerland. In March 2004, William and Kate's relationship was revealed after they were pictured skiing in Klosters together. 960 1280

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Prince William carries a surfboard as he walks with two friends along the shoreline at St. Andrews in Scotland, where he spent four years at the university. 960 1280

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Britain's Prince William is seen smiling as he walks with Kate Middleton at RAF Cranwell, central England. 960 1280

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Kate has been seen shopping at Jigsaw on King's Road in London, where she used to work in the head office. 960 1280

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Princes Harry and William and Kate Middleton cheer on the English team during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between England and Italy at Twickenham in London. 960 1280

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The pair holiday in the Caribbean hideaway island Mustique, a favorite getaway for the Royal Family. 960 1280

  

The royal couple were engaged in October, 2010, while on a private holiday in Kenya. 960 1280

  

Parents of Kate Middleton, Michael and Carole Middleton, make a statement following the engagement of their daughter to Prince William, outside their home near the village of Bucklebury on November 16, 2010, in Berkshire, United Kingdom. 960 1280

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Kate Middleton's family live near the village of Bucklebury in southern England. 960 1280

  

The South Stack Lighthouse stands on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, in Valley, UK. After they marry, Prince William and Kate Middleton will live near RAF Valley where the Prince is stationed as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot. 960 1280

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The Kings Arms pub in Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, in Holyhead, United Kingdom, the beach town where the couple will take residence after they marry. 960 1280

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The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, speaks to press inside Westminster Abbey in London, England. Westminster Abbey will host the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William on April 29, 2011. 960 1280

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Crowds watch the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. London tourism is thriving and the whole world will eagerly tune in to watch the royal couple wed. 960 1280

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Land's End

Land's End

Located in Cornwall, Land's End will be the first overnight stop for the Olympic torch. The small settlement sits atop rocky cliffs in the most southwestern corner of England. 960 1280

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Millennium Centre

Millennium Centre

On May 25, the torch will spend the night in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The Wales Millennium Centre greets visitors with an inscription that reads, "In These Stones Horizons Sing," and in Welsh words that translate as, "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration." 960 1280

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Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

The coastal town of Aberystwyth will have an evening celebration for the torch on May 27. Considered the cultural capital of Wales, it is also home to the ruins of the 12th-century Aberystwyth castle ruins. 960 1280

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Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle

On May 28, the torch will stop in Bangor, one of the smallest cities in the UK and home to Penrhyn Castle, which overlooks the Snowdonia Mountains. 960 1280

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

On June 13, the torch will hop over to Scotland for a stop in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh. Overlooking the city, Edinburgh Castle reminds visitors of Scotland's historical roots. 960 1280

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Guarded by stone-carved lions, Alnwick Castle in the Northumberland region dates back to the 11th century. It's commonly known for its role as the Hogwarts Castle in the Harry Potter films. 960 1280

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Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is home to England's largest natural lake. The secluded town in the heart of the Lake District has been a tourist attraction since the Victorian era, drawing visitors with its watersports and scenic views. 960 1280

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Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral was built in the ancient city of Coventry. The cathedral that stands today was built 50 years ago next to the ruins of the old cathedral, symbolizing the revival of the city after the Blitz bombing raids of World War II. 960 1280

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Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

In Oxford, the Radcliffe Camera, or "Rad Cam" as it is commonly called, has been standing since 1749. The circular science library is an iconic landmark in this culturally diverse region. 960 1280

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Weymouth

Weymouth

Together with the town of Portland, the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset hosted the 2012 Olympic sailing events. 960 1280

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Jersey

Jersey

Part of the Channel Islands, the Jersey region is a popular destination for athletes, with picturesque beaches and 100 miles of bike trails. 960 1280

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Hastings Old Town

Hastings Old Town

Hastings Old Town is full of history. With its half-timbered houses and narrow streets (called "twittens" by the locals), Old Town is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. 960 1280

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