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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This sign in the window of a restaurant/nightclub in the Soho area of the City of Westminster encourages the public to indulge all their senses. Which isn't hard to do in Soho, London's gay and entertainment district. It has a high concentration of bars, cafés, nightclubs, restaurants and theaters, as well as adult shops and strip clubs.

The fine art of sidewalk stereotyping. This sign for a Japanese restaurant in the Soho area is used to attract Londoners with "Sumo" appetites for sushi.

A room with a view. This sweet and innocent white pooch welcomes customers to a "trashy" hot-pink lingerie shop in the Soho area of London.

Savile Row, or the "golden mile of tailoring," is a shopping street in Mayfair, central London, known for its high-end men's clothing stores. This well-dressed English gentlemen appears to have just left one such establishment.

This very proper and polite warning can be found in all London Tube (subway) stations. Allow us to translate: Don't get your foot stuck in the hole.

Defined by English scholar Sir J.F. Stephenis, a nuisance is a common law tort which causes a public offence, annoyance, trouble or injury.

To ring the bell or not to ring the bell, that is the logical question. Outside a bank in Tooting, London, this sign discourages patrons from ringing a doorbell for the upstairs flat. In this case, the sign just adds to the confusion.

We're not sure, but we think this market stall on Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London, offers watch and clock repairs.

Give Way = Yield. This is a common traffic sign in London.

The Westminster City Council replaced more than 90 street signs in the West End of London and sold a selection of the most iconic on eBay.

We could tell you all about this sign in Tooting, a suburb of London, but it just seems like too much effort.

In 1666, the Great Fire of London destroyed 80% of the city. This sign marks the spot where the fire started in a bake shop on Pudding Lane. There's a monument to The Great Fire directly to the right of this sign where visitors can ascend 202 feet (60 meters) to a viewing platform.

Tourist-friendly signs highlighting some of London's most famous landmarks.

At first glance, this sign seems to be telling children not to walk backwards on the playground. It's really telling drivers to watch for children and not to drive in reverse on the playground/parking lot.

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