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Shakespeare turns 450!

Although the exact date of Shakespeare’s birth is debated, it is believed to fall between April 23 and 26, 1564. Today, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday will be commemorated around the world, and celebrations will continue through 2016, marking 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy since his death on April 23, 1616. 202 more words

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The Queen's Grocer Opens in Dubai

Grand Opening! Fortnum & Mason will open its first store outside of London on Friday 21 March, 2014. The new 9,400-square foot store is located adjacent to The Address in cosmopolitan Downtown Dubai and situated opposite the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. 317 more words

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Two Goats, One Glorious Race!

Every spring thousands of fans gather along the banks of the Thames to cheer on crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge as they go head-to-head in the famous BOAT RACE that has taken place since 1829. 258 more words

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Take a Ride on London's 'Secret Tube'

Located deep under the streets of London, a 6.5 mile train system known as ‘Mail Rail’ was once used to shuttle post between the capital’s major sorting offices. 166 more words

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Is this the Bed that Launched the Tudor Dynasty?

Following being dismantled and dumped in a hotel parking lot in Chester, England, an old four-poster bed was recovered and auctioned as a ‘Victorian Bed’ for a mere £2,200 (about $3,600). 114 more words

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Which Famous Brit are You Most Like?

The new online trend of personality quizzes ask everything from “What career should you actually have?” to “Which sandwich are you?” How about joining in on the recent wave . 257 more words

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Sherlock Holmes Theme Park

A Sherlock Holmes corkscrew roller coaster, a Dr. Watson tilt-a-whirl, or a Moriarty log flume ride? Well, anything is possible as plans are in the early stages in Portsmouth, England for a new £25 million (about $41.6 million) theme park attraction that will celebrate the life of the world’s most famous fictional detective.  88 more words

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