"london history" tag
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Watch: Why is it so expensive to build in London?

This video from the Economist reveals how these high costs arise thanks to the city’s historic infrastructure. Vast networks of underground tunnels, unexploded World War II bombs, ancient Roman ruins, and narrow medieval roads all contribute to the complexity of construction in the city.

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Almost 2,000 years in the making: London’s Evolution

From first-century Londinium to today’s megacity, the London Evolution Animation visualises how one of the world’s most recognisable cities has developed.