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Thames Street, London
THAMES STREET, divided into Lower and Upper Thames Street, is a road in the City of London
City of London
, the historic and financial centre of London
London
. It forms part of the busy A3211 route (prior to being rebuilt as a major thoroughfare in the late 1960s, it was the B132) from Tower Hill to Westminster
Westminster
. The London
London
Bridge underpass marks the divide between Upper and Lower Thames Street, with Lower to the east and Upper to the west. HISTORY Looking east down Thames Street, at the London
London
Bridge underpass, in c. 1965 (left) and in 2013 (right). The street has clearly become a major thoroughfare in today's City of London. Thames Street is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
. The first mention of the road, however, is from 1013 when the Custom-house was founded on the street
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2012 Olympic Marathon Course
The 2012 OLYMPIC MARATHON COURSE is that of both the men\'s and women\'s marathon races at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London
London
. The 42.195-kilometre (26.219-mile) route consists of one short circuit of 3.571 kilometres (2.219 miles) followed by three circuits of 12.875 kilometres (8.0 miles). The course, which was designed to pass many of London's well-known landmarks, starts and finishes on The Mall , within sight of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
, and extends as far as the Tower of London
London
in the east and the Victoria Memorial in the west. The route of the marathon had been changed, for various logistical reasons, from that originally envisaged in London\'s original 2005 bid for the Games and now breaks with the normal Olympic tradition that the race finishes inside the main Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium

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2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS, formally the GAMES OF THE XXX OLYMPIAD and commonly known as LONDON 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It took place in London and to a lesser extent across the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
from 25 July to 12 August 2012. The first event, the group stage in women\'s football began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium
Millennium Stadium
in Cardiff
Cardiff
, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated
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Puddle Dock
PUDDLE DOCK, in Blackfriars in the City of London
City of London
, was formerly the site of one of London's docks. It is now a minor street and the site of the Mermaid Theatre which closed in 2003. The area was dramatically altered by major works in the 1960s, involving the reclaiming of foreshore of the River Thames
River Thames
at Puddle Dock and the rebuilding of Upper Thames Street as a major traffic thoroughfare. Today its name survives as the name of a street connecting Upper Thames Street and Queen Victoria Street . Berkeley's Inn, the town house of the Barons Berkeley of Berkeley Castle , Gloucestershire, stood nearby, at the south end of Adle Street, against 'Puddle Wharf', as reported in 1598 by John Stow
John Stow
in his Survey of London, at which date the house had been abandoned by the family and had been split up into multiple-occupation apartments, in a dilapidated state
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Foreshore
The INTERTIDAL ZONE, also known as the FORESHORE and SEASHORE and sometimes referred to as the littoral zone , is the area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide (in other words, the area between tide marks). This area can include many different types of habitats, with many types of animals, such as starfish , sea urchins , and numerous species of coral . The well-known area also includes steep rocky cliffs , sandy beaches , or wetlands (e.g., vast mudflats ). The area can be a narrow strip, as in Pacific islands that have only a narrow tidal range, or can include many meters of shoreline where shallow beach slopes interact with high tidal excursion. PERITIDAL ZONE is similar but a somewhat wider zone, extending from above the highest tide level to below that of the lowest tide level. Organisms in the intertidal zone are adapted to an environment of harsh extremes
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London Fire Brigade
The LONDON FIRE BRIGADE (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London
London
. It was formed by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade under the leadership of superintendent Eyre Massey Shaw . It is the second-largest of all the fire services in the United Kingdom , after the national Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
and the fifth-largest in the world, after the Tokyo Fire Department , New York City Fire Department , Paris Fire Brigade and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service , with 5,992 staff, including 5,096 operational firefighters and officers based at 102 fire stations (plus one river station). Dany Cotton is the Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, which includes the position of Chief Fire Officer ; she replaced Ron Dobson who served as Commissioner from 2007 until the end of 2016
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2012 Summer Paralympics
The 2012 SUMMER PARALYMPICS, the fourteenth Summer Paralympic Games
Summer Paralympic Games
, and also more generally known as the LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC GAMES, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee
International Paralympic Committee
(IPC), that took place in London
London
, England
England
from 29 August to 9 September 2012. These Paralympics were one of the largest multi-sport events ever held in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
after the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
, and were the largest Paralympics ever: 4,302 athletes from 164 National Paralympic Committees participated, with fourteen countries appearing in the Paralympics for the first time ever
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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OCLC
OCLC, currently incorporated as OCLC
OCLC
ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER, INCORPORATED, is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs". It was founded in 1967 as the OHIO COLLEGE LIBRARY CENTER. OCLC
OCLC
and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat , the largest online public access catalog (OPAC) in the world. OCLC
OCLC
is funded mainly by the fees that libraries have to pay for its services (around $200 million annually as of 2016 )
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John Timbs
JOHN TIMBS (/tɪmz/ ; 17 August 1801 – 6 March 1875) was an English author and antiquary . Some of his work was published under the pseudonym of HORACE WELBY. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Works * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYTimbs was born in 1801 in Clerkenwell , London. He was educated at a private school at Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
. In his sixteenth year he was apprenticed to a druggist and printer at Dorking
Dorking
. He had early shown literary capacity, and when nineteen began to write for the Monthly Magazine. A year later he became secretary to Sir Richard Phillips , its proprietor, and permanently adopted literature as a profession. He was successively editor of the Mirror of Literature, the Harlequin, The Literary World , and sub-editor of the Illustrated London News. He was also founder and first editor of Year-Book of Science and Art
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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City Of London
The CITY OF LONDON is a city and county that contains the historic centre and central business district of London
London
. It constituted most of London
London
from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages , but the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders. The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London
London
, though it remains a notable part of central London
London
. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London
London
; however, the City of London
London
is not a London
London
borough , a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster )
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The Blitz
THE BLITZ refers to bombing by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) over Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War
Second World War
. The term was first used by the British press as an abbreviation of Blitzkrieg (lightning war). The Germans conducted a mass air offensive against industrial targets, towns and cities, which began with raids on London towards the end of the Battle of Britain , a battle for air superiority over the United Kingdom. By September 1940 the Luftwaffe had failed to gain air superiority and the German air fleets (Luftflotten ) were ordered to attack London
London
, to draw RAF
RAF
Fighter Command into a battle of annihilation. Adolf Hitler and Reichsmarschall
Reichsmarschall
Hermann Göring
Hermann Göring
, commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe, ordered the new policy on 6 September 1940
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