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  London - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Greater London includes the area of the former county of London, most of the former county of Middlesex, and areas that were formerly in Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Little is known of London prior to AD 61, when, according to the Roman historian Tacitus, the followers of Queen Boadicea rebelled and slaughtered the inhabitants of the Roman fort Londinium.
During the Victorian era, London acquired tremendous prestige as the capital of the British Empire and as a cultural and intellectual center.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-londoneng.html   (1818 words)

 Swinging London
It consists of 32 boroughs and the City of London, which is an area of one square mile with a resident population of 5,000.
The Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, with a large banqueting hall, the so-called Egyptian Hall, where official banquets and receptions are held.
It was built between 1886 and 1894 and takes its name from the Tower of London that stands in the immediate vicinity and from the two massive towers faced with Portland stone; they were designed in neo-Gothic style to go well together with this famous historical building.
www.lambdaeducation.com /swinging_london.htm   (9749 words)

 London Bridge Tower
London Bridge Tower is currently on the site of one of the grottiest skyscrapers to grace London, although by Southwarks standards something of a beauty.
London Bridge Tower was originally concieved by Broadway Malayan, the designers of St Georges Wharf tower in Vauxhall.
The purchase of neighbouring London Bridge House by Sellar Properties has further enhanced their plans for the area and it looks as if they plan to masterplan it now with LBT as their focal point.
www.skyscrapernews.com /lbt.htm   (798 words)

 Swinging London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Swinging London" was defined by Time magazine in its issue of 15 April 1966, though the term "swinging" (in the sense of "hip" or fashionable) had been used since the early 1960s, including by Norman Vaughan in his "swinging/dodgy" patter as compère of Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
The period of "Swinging London" notably includes the famous popular music of the period, when the United Kingdom dominated the international industry, but also fashion, photography, film, and the arts (pop art, etc.).
Along with this, there was one model who created a whole new aspect of fashion in the world: Twiggy, an icon of "swinging" London and arguably the world's first supermodel, whose look and style became the "face of the year" in 1966.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swinging_London   (721 words)

 London Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
London is a walker's city and will repay every moment you spend exploring on foot.
On the other hand, although the outward shapes may alter and the inner spirit may be warmer, the base-rocks of London's character and tradition remain the same.
The London you might discover may include some enthusiastic recommendations from this guide, but be prepared to be taken by surprise.
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 The 'Sixties Book: The "Swinging London" Scene Begins - A First-Hand View - -
The "Swinging London" myth had been around for over a year but visitors and even natives were exhausting themselves trying to find the reality corresponding to it.
Actually, the phrase "Swinging London" had been, perhaps not by accident, the work of an American, the New York TV columnist John Crosby, who had grown disenchanted with America and come to London in 1964 looking for a job.
It was October of 1966, and for several months London's papers had been increasingly full of scare articles on the menace posed to western civilization as we know it by little LSD sugar cubes.
language.home.sprynet.com /otherdex/60seng-1.htm   (5732 words)

 Swinging London in iconic snapshots - smh.com.au
After the war his family were repatriated to London, where he enlisted in the Royal Air Force.
His early style reveals him to be more than competent as an observer of people - witness his 1957 picture of a rainswept bride being led into a London pub, or an elegant 1958 observation of a lone newspaper reader in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.
Many of his London photographs are similarly artless observations with little sense of having been directed.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/03/25/1048354593716.html   (1013 words)

 theage.com.au - The Age -
Two years and two months after the rest of the world celebrated the millennium, the City of London has finally finished work on its long-awaited Millennium Bridge, a slender sliver of steel that spans the Thames between St Paul's Cathedral on the north bank and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the south.
Giving new meaning to the term "swinging London", the bridge tended to shake and sway in the wind.
He designed the state-of-the-art span and told the media, in a memorable phrase, that he was giving London "a blade of light skimming the Thames".
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/02/23/1014389606526.html   (426 words)

 London revives swinging '60s | The Courier-Mail
More than 40 years on from its launch, the brand that helped define the Swinging Sixties came back to life as a more luxurious line for the 21st-century hippie.
However, London Fashion Week organisers may be overly optimistic in hoping the reborn Biba will help revitalise London's flagging reputation as a fashion capital on a par with New York, Milan and Paris.
London Fashion Week paraded the look of spring and summer ranging from simple to intricate and wacky.
www.news.com.au /couriermail/story/0,23739,20446185-23272,00.html   (431 words)

 Swinging London - Miniskirt - Icons of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
By common acclaim, London in the mid to late 1960s was the world capital of cool.
Paris might have been the hotbed of radical political activism, San Francisco the world headquarters of the hippie movement, but London had it all.
Although its origin is disputed, the name Swinging London came about during the early years of Harold Wilson’s Labour government, which was elected to office in 1964.
www.icons.org.uk /theicons/collection/miniskirt/features/swinging-london-finished   (512 words)

 Amazon.com: Ready, Steady, Go!: The Smashing Rise and Giddy Fall of Swinging London: Books: Shawn Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Levy explores the rise of London from drab postwar center to the hippest city in the world by the 1960s.
Levy traces the growth of the London scene from a small group of dissolute aristocrats and tough East Enders to its fall as a victim of its own success and the emerging psychedelic movement imported from the United States.
The first half of the book, about the "smashing rise" of Swinging London is, as might be expected, for more interesting and enjoyable than the second half, which chronicles first the mass popularization and more-or-less institutionalization of the trends, and then the gradual dissolution of the entire scene.
www.amazon.com /Ready-Steady-Go-Smashing-Swinging/dp/0385498578   (2128 words)

 London in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1950s The Lavender Hill Mob made extensive use of London locations, as did the dramas The Blue Lamp and Pool of London, while The Ladykillers used King's Cross Station and its surrounding marshalling yards as the backdrop to its story.
Mary Poppins (1964) is memorable for its famous songs, (A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim-Chim-Cheree, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious), technical excellence (notably the scene combining live action and animation) and one of the worst accents in the history of cinema.
The South London reggae scene is notably represented in Babylon (1980).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_in_film   (3560 words)

 Snapshot: Blow-Up | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
The film that epitomised Swinging London featured an area of the capital rarely visited by its beautiful people.
Earlier, he is seen driving in nearby Woolwich Road, and the film ends with a mime troupe playing imaginary tennis in the park's courts.
The scenes in Plumstead are a reminder that much of London was still stuck in a post-war malaise; Blow-Up begins with Thomas emerging from a doss-house where he took photos of tramps, one of whom was played by the Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar, on whose short story the film was based.
arts.guardian.co.uk /image/0,,1831630,00.html   (403 words)

 Swinging London still on cutting edge of life's evolution
No wonder Madonna moved to London (and Britney is thinking about it): There are few better places to walk, drink coffee (I mean tea; I mean coffee - sadly, Starbucks outlets abound, not that I went) and take in sigh-worthy sights.
Getting around town is a cinch: There's the Tube or, in a pinch, the fl cabs, the drivers of which, by and large, are still crusty older Brits who know the labyrinthine city like the bottom of a pint glass.
Still, without mentioning gays and lesbians once, Chivers clearly was excoriating those inside the church blind to the possibility that queer worshipers also live the lessons of the Big Thing.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/14/WBGC22UUDA1.DTL   (1076 words)

 BBC News | The Company File | London's swinging Netropolis
First Tuesday mirrors how the London of the Networked Nineties is swinging like the Austin Powers Sixties, with investors from all over the world trying to tap into a dynamic Web movement of shagadelic proportions.
She feels London is now the place to be.
"London is turning into the main new Silicon Valley for Internet businesses and the UK is the hot-point for new music coming out of Europe," he says.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/the_company_file/418296.stm   (759 words)

 LondonTown.com | London Shopping - Essential Shopping
The area was made famous by a lively local scene during the 'swinging '60s' and punk fuelled seventies.
Knightsbrige is one of the most unchanged, attractive areas of central London, with little in the way of offices nearby but plenty of shops and restaurants to serve the needs of local residents.
Hamley's is a London institution, a huge, well-run emporium stacked from floor to ceiling with excellent toys.
www.londontown.com /London/Essential_Shopping   (1429 words)

 When Carnaby Street Was the World / Swinging London captured in 'Ready, Steady, Go!'
Levy lights on Twiggy's momentary superstardom, which gave the Brits a last gasp in America, while back in London a young Seattle import named James Marshall Hendrix was showing the mods how a true virtuoso played the electric guitar.
The atmosphere in London "can be almost eerie in its quality of relentless frivolity," the New York Times reported, aptly assessing the hysteria.
Yet even as the prime movers -- never more than a few hundred of England's most creative minds, Levy suggests -- finally began realizing this dream was over, they had already succeeded in ushering in a kinder, gentler society, one willing to reform its old attitudes toward sexuality, censorship and other social affairs.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/07/28/RV151242.DTL   (838 words)

 Carnaby Street London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The center of "Swinging London" during the Sixties
In the 1960's Carnaby Street was the center of swinging London
Today it is once again becoming a hopping center of fashion with an array of designer stores and boutiques.
www.travellondon.com /templates/shopping/carnaby.html   (120 words)

 Independent Online Edition > This Britain
Fifty years ago, Mary Quant opened a boutique on the King's Road, and swinging London was born.
I think it probably came back alive again with the swinging Sixties, but by that time I was married to George and living in Golders Green.
But it would continue to draw increasing numbers of would-be avant-gardistes from the hinterlands of London and beyond for at least the next 25 years.
news.independent.co.uk /uk/this_britain/article323147.ece   (1989 words)

 GameSpy: Grand Theft Auto: London 1969
GRAND THEFT AUTO: London 1969 changes that, as it's the first expansion pack to hit a console (you must own the original GRAND THEFT AUTO to play London 1969).
As an expansion for the popular GRAND THEFT AUTO, London 1969 places you as a small time hood in swinging London.
Keep in mind that you are in London, so the driver enters and exits on the right, and you'll want to stay on the left side of the road to avoid the coppers.
cheats.gamespy.com /playstation/grand-theft-auto-london-1969   (241 words)

 London Leben
December 21, 2006 in In London leben
De Mesquita ist in Frankreich aufgewachsen, er sollte also wissen, was er da macht: Mushroom in tarragon cheese sauce, banana and cream, sweetened glaze chestnuts, maple syrup and cream, cheese and ham, you name it, they've got it.
Es mag in London sicher hunderte equisitere Oertlichkeiten geben um zu speisen, aber die Creperie in Hampstead ist legendaer und weit entfernt von den posh restaurants Central Londons.
www.londonleben.co.uk   (345 words)

 London Calling
Then, a little missive about a biography of London, and philosophical rambling about the nature of continuity and the identity of a city.
Mac over at Go Fish recommends "Sinful Things," an exhibit at the London Science Museum that features, among other things, a 1930s vibrator that finally put an end to the practice of "genital massage" by doctors, which was thought to combat "hysteria" in women.
This is a new experience, this international travel, so I've created this blog to document everything for those interested readers who enjoy that sort of thing.
www.genecowan.com /london/archives/cat_london_resources.html   (453 words)

 USATODAY.com - You'd better learn to duck in today's 'swinging London'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This was not the bouncy London I had come to know.
Pulling into London in the final giggles of the 20th century was a bit like boogieing into a city-sized Studio 54.
Toss a quid into any crowd and you were sure to hit an investment banker dining out on the soaring economy.
www.usatoday.com /travel/destinations/2003-12-26-marco-memory_x.htm   (413 words)

 London Calling
During the Blitz, which was quite fierce in London, entire neighborhoods destroyed by German bombers, there was great concern about the exhibits at the BM.
The museum had itself been hit and had suffered extensive damage to one of the upper floors and so the treasures were packed up and moved to some of the deeper tube tunnels, gated and guarded until it was determined that it was safe to bring them back to light.
I can't imagine a station being closed here in the D.C. subway, but London Transport has closed stations continually since the system opened, either for low passenger counts or to move the station or line to another location.
www.genecowan.com /london/archives/cat_travel_info.html   (1483 words)

 Londonist: Saturday Cinema Summary!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mayor and Transport for London outline importance of transport for the future of London and the UK "The essential projects for Transport for London include completing the rebuilding of the Tube through the PPP, the building of Crossrail, and expanding the bus network by a further 40 per cent."
He calls it a "thumpingly earnest spy drama" where "the texture of Sixties London never progresses beyond a red telephone box and The Shadows on the soundtrack".
Wendy Ide is equally unimpressed with this "ambitious but misguided" piece, "two different films...welded together with a desultory voiceover" rendering "much of the film practically unwatchable".
www.londonist.com /archives/2006/11/saturday_cinema_3.php   (605 words)

 London (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"London", which consists of five segments, changed my mind.
Well, 'Swinging London' has him not only in these three roles, but also in drag: as a disgruntled housewife and as a woman selling violets - and filthy postcards.
Too bad that the sound of the middle segment ('Four Clubmen', all played by Welles, of course) is lost, but that one looks funny, too.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0289993   (290 words)

 Chelsea, London
King's Road, together with Carnaby Street in Soho formed the center of "Swinging London" in the Sixties.
It is the main road through the area south of Kensington and is lined with boutiques, pubs and restaurants.
Detail of the Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London.
www.planetware.com /london/chelsea-eng-l-chel.htm   (68 words)

 TIMEeurope Magazine | Europe: Then and Now
The King's Road had it all — Twiggy, Mick Jagger, Terence Stamp and Michael Caine hung out there, and its shops and styles defined what TIME called "Swinging London." The King's Road is still the epicenter of trendiness, and this year's models are wearing '60s styles all over again.
I worked hard — you can't just hang out and be successful — and it was great, but I enjoy my life and I'm much prouder of what I've done over the last 30 years — most recently, starring in a play and releasing my new CD.
In a once sedate world of faded splendor, everything new, uninhibited and kinky is blooming at the top of London life.
www.time.com /time/europe/etan/london.html   (829 words)

 Transport for London - Swinging London on display at the V&A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
FORTY years after Time magazine’s famous 1966 ‘Swinging London’ cover, the VandA is exploring the fashion of the time.
Designs by Mary Quant, Ossie Clark, Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne will feature in a free exhibition of fashions that helped establish the idea of London as the swinging city from the mid 1950s (when Mary Quant established her first boutique) to the early 1970s.
The display of around 60 garments runs until February 25, 2007 and is sponsored by Miss Selfridge.
www.tfl.gov.uk /tfl/press-centre/metro/article.asp?id=1083   (123 words)

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