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Dippy the Diplodocus at Natural History Museum. Photo Credit: © Natural History Museum.

Where To Find Dinosaurs In London

Dinosaurs first appeared on earth nearly 250 million years ago and survived until a mass extinction event around 65 million years ago. This means that they were dominant animals on the planet for over 150 million years – far longer than human beings. Most scientists believe that the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a meteor landing on earth.

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Notting Hill Carnival. Photo Credit: © Flickr/Kathmandu.

Notting Hill Carnival 2022

Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe.  It was started in the 1960s as a way for Caribbean communities, part of the Windrush Generation to bond and celebrate their cultural traditions. Now taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets of London W11, the Notting Hill Carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights, and social solidarity.

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Bronze statue of the British singer Amy Winehouse located in the Stables Market in Camden Town. Photo Credit: © Edwin Lerner.

Rock Stars of London Remembered

London’s Blue Badge Tourist Guides are often asked to conduct tours based on well-known singers and musicians from the pop and rock eras who make up an important part of the tourist business. Many are remembered with memorial plaques, others with statues or paintings.  Below is a list of rock stars and locations in London that have contributed to the city’s rich musical history.

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