Britain’s tallest sculpture, the ruby red, 37-storey Arcelormittal Orbit offers panoramic views of London during the 2012 Games, and will reopen in July 2013.
Long before a “back to basics” approach to cooking became trendy in the UK, this fertile English region was already renowned for its use of locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.
As London becomes the first city in the world to host three Olympics, a look back illustrates how the 1908 and 1948 Games moulded this year’s competitions.
Oxford’s contribution to literature is unparalleled, with local writers like JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll and Phillip Pullman inspired by the city’s landmarks and streets.
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