We bet you didn't know these 10 facts about London


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Until 1916 you could buy cocaine and heroin over the counter in Harrods



In the 1860s James Spratt invented dog food in London



Britain’s smallest police station is in Trafalgar Square



Only 45% of London Underground is actually underground



Smoking on the Tube was only banned in 1987



In 2014, all the 07.29 a.m. Brighton–London Victoria trains were late



 There are 119 species of fish living in the Thames



Oxford Street has the world’s highest levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide



 In the 14th century, London had a higher murder rate than any US city today



You can choose “Cockney” as a language on some London cash points


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