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The Queen's crown jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin underground to keep them from the Nazis

It's well known that the crown jewels — a collection of crowns, robes, and other regalia kept at the Tower of London for over 600 years — are incredibly precious. Read more...

Dramatic ice deposits on Mars

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The slope rises as high as London's Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue... Planetary scientists located eight of these geological features, calledShow More Summary

The Tower Ravens in London, England

Superstition rules the ravens roost at the Tower of London, where it has long been believed that if the ravens ever leave the edifice, the Crown and all of Britain will fall. The myth dates back to the 17th century, when King Charles II declared that ravens must be permanently kept at the tower. Show More Summary

Grenfell probe warns of unfit UK building regulations

A review launched after London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire called Monday for an overhaul of building regulations, warning that the current system and culture allowed for cost-cutting at the expense of safety. The interim report didShow More Summary

The Crown Season 2 Lightens the Weight of Colonialism With Karmic Comeuppance

One of the worst tourist sites to visit in Britain for a diasporic child of not one, but two former British colonies, is undoubtedly the Jewel House in the Tower of London. Housing over 23,578 gemstones, to most visitors the main exhibition feels like an old Disneyland ride: an ever-looping moving... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com The Crown Matt Smith Claire Foy

Why Does The New $1 Billion US Embassy In London Need The First Moat Since Medieval Times

If you google “London moats”, you’ll probably alight on a link which will take you to “London’s Top 10 Moats: A Spotter’s Guide”. We had no idea there were so many and could only think of the “obvious” one surrounding the Tower of London, even if it’s waterless these days. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Wore an Elegant Navy Coat For the Grenfell Tower Memorial Service

Kate Middleton attended a memorial service for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy that took place in London. For the somber event, Kate wore an elegant navy coat with silver buttons from Carolina Herrera. She accessorized with a matching wide brim hat and her sapphire and diamond earrings. Show More Summary

Royals join survivors, families for Grenfell Tower memorial

Blaze at London high-rise, which came after years of ignored safety complaints, left 71 people dead

Adele & Carey Mulligan Pay Tribute to Grenfell Tower Fire Victims at Memorial Service

Adele is spotted making her way out of St Paul’s Cathedral after attending the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service held on Thursday morning (December 14) in London, England. The 29-year-old Oscar-winning singer was reportedly fighting back tears throughout the service, where she was joined by her good friend Carey Mulligan and her husband Marcus Mumford [...]

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

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LONDON (AP) — Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze.

Royal family attends memorial for Grenfell Tower victims six months after massive fire devastated Britain

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LONDON — They stood clutching white roses. Some held photos of their loved ones, others wore T-shirts with the word “Grenfell” printed in a heart across the front. Six months after the devastating fire that shocked and outraged Britain, hundreds of mourners gathered to honor the victims of Grenfell Tower. Seventy-one people died and hundreds […]

Duchess Kate Middleton steps out in Carolina Herrera for Grenfell Tower Fire Memorial

It was a somber day for London as the city held a memorial to honor the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire and a national day of mourning. It marked the six month anniversary of the tragedy. %YNT-SlideshowID="812190" type="carousel" title="Get the Look" ctaText="Buy it"% Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Pregnant Duchess Kate looks chic in maternity coat at charity Christmas party

The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge wore a plum tweed coat to a London Christmas event that included families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Whitechapel Gallery commissions Matt + Fiona to build new school art room

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Room for Art is a new commission by architectural educationalists Matt + Fiona for the Whitechapel Gallery with year 6 pupils at Lansbury Lawrence Primary School, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The 1951 Festival of Britain...Show More Summary

Survivors traumatised six months after London tower blaze

Six months after a fire ripped through the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London killing 70, survivors are traumatised and bitter, saying they have been abandoned to their fate. At the end of November, 208 households have found a permanent home, but there are still 123 others living in emergency accommodation, the majority in a hotel. Show More Summary

Adele Calls On Theresa May To Do More To Investigate Deadly London Fire

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The singer has made helping victims of the Grenfell Tower fire a personal cause.

Nonfiction: Troubled Jewel in the Crown

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s book about the history of the Koh-i-Noor, which lies in the Tower of London, highlights a sordid past.

Africa's towering giants to list in NY, London

INTERNATIONAL - Three of Africa’s largest telecommunication towers companies plan to pursue share sales in either London or New York early next year, taking advantage of high industry valuations to fund expansion, according to people...Show More Summary

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