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Bijlmerramp – The biggest air tragedy in the history of the Netherlands in Amsterdam

  On 4 October 1992, a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft of the then state-owned Israeli airline El Al, crashed into the Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg flats in the

ArcelorMittal Orbit – The Britain’s piece of public art in Stratford

A 114.5-metre-high sculpture and observation tower. Orbit was designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. Kapoor and Balmond believed that Orbit represented a

Rugby football – The birthplace of the famous sport in Rugby

Jean-Paul Belmondo – The important figure of European cinema studied acting in Paris

A French actor, initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and a major French film star for several decades. His best known credits include Breathless

King’s College Chapel – One of the great treasures of world architecture in Cambridge

A part of the University of Cambridge, it is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The Chapel is an active house

Alexander Fleming – The birthplace of the penicillin pioneer in Darvel

A Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world’s first broadly effective antibiotic substance, which he named penicillin. His discovery in 1928 is described as

Scuttling of the French fleet – The “suicide” of the big naval force in Toulon

  Most of the French fleet was scuttled by order of the Admiralty, in reaction to Operation Lila. The objective of operation was to capture the units

Peter Sellers – One of the greatest comedians of all time makes his debut in Portsmouth

An English film actor, comedian, became known to the world public through his many roles, including Chief Inspector Clouseau in the movie series The Pink Panther. Peter

Stirling Castle – The great symbol of Scottish independence in Stirling

Is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. The castle is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position.

Graham Greene – The birthplace of the famous author in Berkhamsted

An English writer and journalist regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century. Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime

Lady Godiva – The realistic Collier’s Godiva is being exhibited in Coventry

An 1897 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The model in the painting is Mabel Paul, an artist

The Clash – The famous punk rock band recorded “London calling” in London

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