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    Walking time 

    London has 28,985 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 906 days. And, when you need to get home there are 21,027 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in London.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in London has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then London has more than 956,504 street lamps, which use 47.8 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 142.7 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 9% of London’s total area, 1,592 square kilometers. That means each of London’s 8,416,535 residents has an average of 17 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in London want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 13,955 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 84 km long.


    More than 1,262 sights and monuments, and far more than 14,785 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in London. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, London offers more than 1,030 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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