The "City of London" Lives Inside a Larger City Named London

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As an American, my knowledge of London is pretty limited -- you know, big city, Big Ben, big Olympics, yeah, I get it. But it came as quite a surprise to learn that there is another London inside of London.

In this video, serial mindblower C.G.P. Grey explains how the City of London is a very special micro-city entirely contained within the city that is called London. The larger city called London has a Mayor...but the City of London has The Right, Honourable, The Lord Mayor of London. Each enforces separate sets of laws, and collects separate taxes. It's deliciously confusing -- even Wikipedia's City of London page says: "Not to be confused with London."

How did this happen? Grey's short answer: because Romans. Get the full story:

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August 11, 2012 - 5:14am
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