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 and this year is a special year with the Queen's Jubilee. 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 last year (Will & Kate) and 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 where you can see the making of 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, its 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

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NOPI Restaurant

NOPI 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

David Beckham and his mother enjoy bangers and mash 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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We love all the details that go into preparing for a big royal wedding. Next up: Prince William and Kate Middleton. 960 1280

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We love the tourist attractions in London, including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. 960 1280

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William Shakespeare's Globe, a popular arena theater in London, is a great way to see performances written by the Bard. Theater-goers also need to check out the West End and Stratford Upon Avon. 960 1280

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Who could forget about the British sense of humor? We love to laugh out loud at great TV shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Benny Hill Show, Absolutely Fabulous, The Office and Keeping Up Appearances. 960 1280

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We're already excited to watch the world's best athletes converge on London's Olympic Stadium for the 2012 Summer Games. 960 1280

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We love music from popular British artists, including The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Sting, Led Zeppelin and the Sex Pistols. 960 1280

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Despite her untimely death, we love Lady Di and all things royal, including the history of Britain's storied kings, queens and castles. 960 1280

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Experience the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, a formal ceremony where one shift of sentries is relieved by the next. 960 1280

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Every year, we enjoy watching tennis at Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. 960 1280

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We love pubs that serve good beer with a side of fish and chips. 960 1280

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Our stomachs love the thought of a perfectly arranged spread of biscuits and pastries served at high tea. 960 1280

  

We love mod fashion from the Swinging `60s. It was a chic era that gave us the world's first supermodel, the one and only Twiggy. 960 1280

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We all love a good rugby game, and we can't forget about the other popular British sports -- cricket and football. 960 1280

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We love a little pop in color, so it's no wonder why we can't get enough of those red telephone booths and double-decker buses. 960 1280

  

We love hot British celebs, including David Beckham and his wife Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham. We can't forget about Robert Pattinson, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley either. 960 1280

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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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