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Music

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Your Subculture Soundtrack, the music encyclopedia

Headquarters: London

Founded: 1947

Founded by: Decca

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Active Roster

  • East 17
  • Voice Of The Beehive
  • New Order
  • Micheala
  • The High
  • Hard Rain
  • Junior Giscombe
  • Michelle Shocked
  • No Sweat
  • Perfect Day
  • Glen Medeiros
  • Jimmy Sommerville
  • Banderas
  • Then Jerico
  • Zucchero
  • All Saints
  • Shaznay Lewis
  • Mel Blatt
  • Sugababes
  • Siobhan Donaghy
  • His Latest Flame
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  • Holly Valance
  • Dannii Minogue

Inactive Roster

  • Bronski Beat
  • The Communards
  • Happy Mondays
  • Hothouse Flowers
  • Bananarama
  • Fine Young Cannibals
  • Faith No More
  • Shakespear's Sister

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Biography

London was started when Decca split apart into two labels -- the US version and the UK version. Since the UK Decca didn't have the rights to the name, it became London Records. Aside from releasing its own albums, it also licensed records from US labels like Imperial, Chess, Dot, Atlantic, Specialty, Sun, Big Top, Monument, Philles and Hi. In 1979, London was bought by Polygram, and had Slash, FFRR and Essential as subsidiary labels. Universal bought PolyGram, although London was taken away from Universal and given to Warner Music Group, who continue to put out records on London today (though they must pay for the license to use the name, as it's still owned by Decca, which is, ironically, now part of Universal). The new London had a short lived merger with Sire, but is back to being its own subsidiary label. It currently is used mostly for UK artists and to release Factory Records back-catalog stuff.

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Coronation Street

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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London is the capital both of England and the United Kingdom. Its population of almost eight million people makes it by a considerable margin the largest city in the UK and in terms of its municipal area it is also the largest city in Europe.

London is recognised as being of world importance in the areas of politics, finance and culture and has always contained extremes of wealth and poverty. Despite the latter it has been viewed by some as being a city of almost mythic opportunity with its streets being "paved with gold". The inhabitants of Coronation Street have always viewed the city with one of two opposite viewpoints; almost all of the elder generation has seen the metropolis with a great deal of mistrust and while not exactly being satisfied with "their lot", don’t see living and working in London as the panacea to their ills. The younger generation, looking for a world which must contain more than cobbles and chimney pots have seen London as giving them chances and opportunities that Weatherfield never could.

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1960s

In 1961 David Barlow and Billy Walker were the first to test this hypothesis. In June professional footballer David was offered a chance of a transfer from Weatherfield County FC to a second division London club. At the same time Billy was asked to help run a garage in Chiswick and both young men left their families, weeping mothers and all, and went down south for several years.

Just a few weeks after Billy's departure in August, London came to the Street when cockney Nona Willis was employed as the Rovers new barmaid. She only lasted a couple of months as she found the local's northern accents too difficult to understand.

In November of the same year, David's elder brother Ken made the same decision to move having resigned from his hated job at Amalgamated Steel and having endured one row too many with his father, Frank. Meeting fellow resident Christine Hardman by accident at the station he was talked into seeing that he was in fact running away from himself and not his surroundings and he returned home.

In March 1962 Dennis Tanner became the next ex-pat from Weatherfield in the capital when he moved there to help talent spotter and agent Lenny Phillips open an office and decided to stay permanently. Just two months later Billy returned, complete with fiancée, Finsbury Beauty Queen Philippa Scopes. Billy's horrified mother, Annie was opposed to the marriage but needn't have worried as Billy and Philippa argued over his determination that she gave up the business of being a beauty queen once they were married and her equal determination not to. Billy bounced back from this disappointment and returned down south.

Ken Barlow was married to the literal "girl next door", Valerie Tatlock in the August and they spent their honeymoon in London. In April 1963 it was the turn of Dennis Tanner to make his way back up north when he landed by surprise on his mother Elsie's doorstep. What he didn't know was that she was in a bitter dispute with the landlord over what she saw as an exorbitant rent rise and had barricaded herself in her house to avoid being evicted by bailiffs. The unsuspecting Dennis happily let the bailiffs in and Elsie was forced to hand over the back rent when her furniture started to be piled up in the Street. Dennis caused further problems within a week or so when a young lady, Mavis Fox, turned up from London looking for the semi-detached houses in the Street. Dennis had been courting her while he was away and had wildly exaggerated his background. When he was forced to confess the truth, Mavis returned home.

Towards the end of the year London became embroiled in the affairs of the Street once more when Walter Potts a singing sensation discovery of Dennis Tanner's (performing under the stage name of Brett Falcon), made two trips down south, the first to record his debut single Not Too Little, Not Too Much and the second to perform in a concert. On this latter occasion, teenager Lucille Hewitt followed him, skipping school and deceiving her parents to do so.

In March 1964 Martha Longhurst went to London in the hope of a proposal of marriage from old sweetheart Ted Ashley but the romance was all in her head and she hated her time in the capital, returning ashamed and hiding herself away in her house.

The next resident of the Street to make the move to London was teenage tearaway Trevor Ogden. His leaving present to the people he left behind was to burgle their houses and workplaces and take the money he found with him. Towards the end of the year Billy Walker made another visit to settle a misunderstanding between his parents; Annie had found cheques made out to a Mrs Nichols and, not for the first time, allowed her fevered imagination to rule her head and led her to believe that her steadfastly faithful husband Jack was having an affair. Billy told Annie that he had been sacked from his garage job and Jack had been paying his rent to Mrs Nichols, his London landlady. A few weeks later David Barlow made another trip back home which was a precursor to his staying permanently in Weatherfield for three years after he sustained an injury which ended his footballing career. Marrying Irma Ogden and running the Corner Shop, his final move was to Australia in April 1968 where he died there two years later.

Other inhabitants of the capital who made their mark in Weatherfield in the 1960s included cockney bookie and minor villain Dave Smith and Jenny Sutton who followed her hippy sister Monica up north when a commune was briefly set up in No. 11 in January 1968. Dennis immediately fell in love with her and three months later they were married and moved away from the North.

In April 1969 Gordon Clegg, ex-fiancé of Lucille Hewitt made the move to London when he qualified as an accountant. Aside from various visits home to see family, he has remained there ever since. At the same time that he left the area, Dave Smith's wife, Lilian arrived, threatening her husband for divorce and threatening Elsie as co-respondent. Dave soon bought her off.

1970s

A year later Elsie's niece, Sandra Butler left the Street after ten months living with her Aunt to go to London with petty villain Jud Johnson. In July 1971 Billy Walker, after almost a year back home with his now-widowed mother left once more to take up his old life in the capital although he had several more stints behind the bar of the Rovers Return Inn before finally making his home in Jersey later in the 1970s. In July 1973 Elsie Tanner, now remarried as Elsie Howard, made a secretive visit to London when she heard that son Dennis had returned to a life of crime that had blighted his late teenage years and had been imprisoned for stealing from pensioners. By chance she was knocked down by a London taxi and spent almost two weeks in hospital unconscious with no one in the capital aware of her identity and no one back home aware of where she had really gone to when she had told everyone concerned, including husband Alan that she had gone to Sheffield to see old friend Sheila Crossley. She was eventually tracked down, recovered and returned home.

London made its mark in other ways; in June 1977 Ray and Deirdre Langton won a weekend there in a Silver Jubilee contest. Their return on the train was delayed for several hours and Ena Sharples stepped in to babysit their baby daughter Tracy when granny Blanche Hunt had to return home. Unfortunately Ena slipped and fell while rushing to answer the phone and knocked herself unconscious. The neighbours broke in to rescue her when they heard Tracy crying and Ena endured a short spell in hospital.

In December of the following year Suzie Birchall and Gail Potter planned to follow the well-worn path to London to make their fortunes but Gail backed out at the last minute. Suzie went alone but returned within weeks, broke. At the very end of the decade, Mike Baldwin's assistant, Steve Fisher, transferred to Mike's London factory to help manage operations there. No sooner had he gone than Suzie Birchall tried her luck again in the capital. This time she stayed longer, returning to the Street in January 1983 being followed soon after by an abusive husband, Terry Goodwin.

The Baldwins

In October 1976 the longest-lasting Londoner to make his mark on the little cobbled street in the North made his first appearance when Michael Vernon Baldwin opened his denim factory, Baldwin's Casuals, in the empty warehouse. He already had another factory running in the capital and the two sites co-existed until September 1982 when rising costs forced Mike to close down his southern operation. From 1976 until his death in 2006 Mike had a huge impact on the Street, marrying and divorcing three women of the area, having affairs with several more and making firm enemies of some of the residents, none more so than Ken Barlow who loathed the lecherous cockney with a passion after he had a fling with his wife, Deirdre in early 1983 and then wed his daughter Susan in May 1986 although the marriage lasted only some eighteen months, ending acrimoniously in November 1987 when Susan told Mike she had travelled to a London clinic to abort the child she was expecting. In reality Susan had taken no such action but had said she had done it to get out of the marriage. Unknown to anyone else but her brother Peter, she gave birth to a son Adam the following year.

Mike sold his factory to builder Maurice Jones in August 1989 but he couldn't stay out of the rag trade for long and opened a new factory, Underworld, on the Street in March 1996, firstly making sportswear and later ladies knickers. In his wake over the decades that Mike had his businesses in the area, several of his family also made their mark; firstly his father Frankie , a former docker, involved Fred Gee in a wedding video scam and then also conned Alf Roberts. He died in London in July 1982. In May 2004 a whole new generation of Baldwin's hit the Street when Danny Baldwin, his second wife Francis, (also known as Frankie) and half-brother sons Jamie and Warren arrived. Danny had an opportunity to buy into the Underworld operation but he had to sell his house in Chigwell to do this. He had recently has a split from his second wife Frankie after he caught her out in an affair with his best friend Vinny Evans. Frankie wanted to make another go of their marriage and Danny agreed, seeing that Frankie was genuine when she turned Vinny down when he followed her to Weatherfield. Things became problematic though when Vinny was beaten up by Jamie Baldwin, Danny's son from his previous marriage. Vinny could only be persuaded to drop the charges by giving what money remained from the house sale in Chigwell which meant that the Baldwin's had to stay in Weatherfield and rent No. 7. Danny and Frankie's second son, Warren followed soon after. A professional footballer, he had been sacked by Brentford FC but, reversing the change made by David Barlow over forty years before, he moved from that London club and got a contract with Weatherfield FC. This proved to be a short-lived career move though but Warren landed on his feet when he got another contract with a club in Spain.

Over the course of the next two years the new Baldwin clan proved to have an explosive impact on the Street with near-incestuous relationships coming to the fore; Mike Baldwin proved to be Danny's father, not his brother, Harry; Danny had an affair with Jamie's girlfriend Leanne Battersby, which was the final nail in the coffin of his and Frankie's marriage; and finally Frankie and Jamie, step-mother and step-son had an affair which proved to be the end of most of the Baldwin clan in the Street. Jamie was the last Baldwin from the south to leave the Street when he left to return to London with girlfriend Violet Wilson and her baby son Dylan in February 2008.

1980s

Albert Tatlock almost made a trip down to London in November 1980 to join in with the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph but his old army pal Monty Shawcross died on the eve of the trip and instead Albert paid for a wreath which he laid on Manchester's Cenotaph.

The following year Betty Turpin and Mavis Riley travelled down south to join in the celebrations for the Royal Wedding on 29th July 1981. In September 1985 Terry Duckworth made an aborted move to London; he bought his railway ticket but fell asleep at the station where he was robbed of his ticket and money. At the end of the year the romance between Mike Baldwin and Susan Barlow developed when they spend the New Year in a London hotel and similar trip one month later.

1990s

After several years of the capital having little effect upon the lives of the residents, the lure of a better life led Raquel Wolstenhulme to travel three times to London to pursue her ambitions of becoming a model; firstly in May 1991, only for her to resurface in December of the same year have ending up with no assignments and sleeping on a friend's floor, secondly to Croydon to join The Mayfair Academy of Modelling in September 1993. After several weeks away she returned, expecting the phone to ring with constant offers of work. Despite this not happening she signed up for another course in July 1994 and was equally unsuccessful, being fetched back by Bet Gilroy who travelled to Croydon to fetch her, not believing the stories she told of her successes in her chosen profession.

Although the residents of the Street had been on various day trips in the past to places such as Blackpool and the Lake District, these had for the most part been visits to fairly local sites, the exception being a trip to "far-flung" Woburn Abbey in 1973. However in February 1994 the Wiltons organised a day trip to London on which they were joined by Ken Barlow, Emily Bishop and the Roberts'. One of the purposes of the trip was to see Miss Saigon but the event was memorable due to Derek Wilton being left off the coach when it stopped at a motorway service station and having to be given a lift back by one Norris Cole who thus entered the life of the residents of the Street.

In July 1995 Tracy Barlow ran away to London, via a friend's in Blackpool to avoid her mother, Deirdre Rachid, after her husband Samir died after being attacked and one of his kidney's used to transplant to Tracy who had damaged hers by taking ecstasy. Tracy returned in November 1996 with the news that she was engaged to be married to Robert Preston. After their marriage the two moved back to London but Tracy returned from there at Christmas 2002, her marriage over after Robert had caught her out in an affair.

In December 1995, Alf and Audrey Roberts travelled to London for Alf's presentation of an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II. They were taken there by Don Brennan who rowed with Audrey and dumped her at a motorway service station. Alf went on alone and saw Betty Williams in The Mall on a day trip and took her as his partner into Buckingham Palace, much to the anger of Audrey who turned up late at the gates but without her pass.

In July 1996, Nick Tilsley caused consternation when he went missing for several weeks having run away from home. When he returned he claimed that he'd been sleeping rough in London but soon confessed that he'd found the city boring and instead had moved on to Torquay.

Two years later, in August 1998, Toyah Battersby became the next teenage runway to make her way to London after one row too many with her step-father Les. She made her way to what she thought was the address of her real father who she had not met for many a year, Ronnie Clegg and introduced herself to the man who opened the door as his daughter, not realising that it was Neil Flynn, a disturbed ex-cellmate of Ronnie's. He tried to hold Toyah against her will but Les and Janice Battersby had gone to Ronnie's real address, realised the danger and alerted the police. By this time Neil had taken Toyah to Epping Forest from where she'd managed to escape and was found the next day after a frantic few hours agony for Les and Janice.

2000s

In June 2001 Audrey Roberts, by now a widow, went on a trip to London with daughter Gail Platt and granddaughter Sarah Louise. While they were away the health of terminally ill Alma Halliwell took a turn for the worse and they only just returned in time to be there as Alma slipped away.

In November 2001 Spider Nugent left Weatherfield to go the London to open a Juice Bar and after a brief return in February 2003, girlfriend Toyah went with him.

In June 2002 Betty Williams underwent one of her periodic retirements from the Rovers and moved to Wimbledon to be near her natural son Gordon Clegg but within six weeks she had moved back, realising that she had no friends to visit in the area and that Caroline, Gordon's wife, didn't want her pensioner mother-in-law living with her.

Two years later, in September 2004, Todd Grimshaw became the next youngster to move to London from the north after a row with his brother Jason after he caught him sleeping with his ex-girlfriend Sarah-Louise Platt.

The Barlows, with Liz and Steve McDonald in tow, made a visit en-masse to London in November 2004. The ostensible reason was to take part in a family television quiz show, Top of the Tree, but Tracy Barlow, now divorced from Robert, saw an opportunity to cause a further fracture in the marriage of Steve and Karen McDonald, already dangerously jealous of Steve's fatherhood of Tracy's daughter, Amy. Sure enough, when Karen saw the televised quiz and the fact that a phone call from Steve to her provided the winning answer in a "phone a friend" section, she erupted in anger and threw Steve out of their flat.

2004 saw the biggest influx of Londoners into the Street when Mike Baldwin's nephew, Danny and his family moved up to the north. Danny had an opportunity to buy into the Underworld operation but he had to sell his house in Chigwell to do this. He had recently has a split from his second wife Frankie after he caught her out in an affair with his best friend Vinny Evans. Frankie wanted to make another go of their marriage and Danny agreed, seeing that Frankie was genuine when she turned Vinny down when he followed her to Weatherfield. Things became problematic though when Vinny was beaten up by Jamie Baldwin, Danny's son from his previous marriage. Vinny could only be persuaded to drop the charges by giving what money remained from the house sale in Chigwell which meant that the Baldwin's had to stay in Weatherfield and rent No. 7. Danny and Frankie's second son, Warren followed soon after. A professional footballer, he had been sacked by Brentford FC but, reversing the change made by David Barlow over forty years before, he moved from that London club and got a contract with Weatherfield FC. This proved to be a short-lived career move though but Warren landed on his feet when he got another contract with a club in Spain.

Over the course of the next two years the new Baldwin clan proved to have an explosive impact on the Street with near-incestuous relationships coming to the fore; Mike Baldwin proved to be Danny's father, not his brother, Harry; Danny had an affair with Jamie's girlfriend Leanne Battersby, which proved to be the final nail in the coffin of his and Frankie's marriage; and finally Frankie and Jamie, step-mother and step-son had an affair which proved to be the end of most of the Baldwin clan in the Street.

In June 2007 Leanne Battersby, descending into a life of prostitution, was stopped at the last minute by step-mother Janice from boarding a coach for London to do escort work there. Five months later in November Jodie Morton did make the move to live with friends feeling put upon by her family who took her hard work in their Kebab Shop for granted. Ten months later, after one row too many with his boyfriend Sean Tully, Marcus Dent went to the bright lights, their relationship over.

The latest resident of the Street to make the move down south is Amber Kalirai, illegitimate daughter of Dev Alahan, owner of the Corner Shop. Amber treads a well-worn trail of moving to the metropolis to better her life, having been accepted for a place at Kings College.


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Dr Who

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London is the capital city of Great Britain and of England.

A spaceship crashes in London (DW: Aliens of London)

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History

Origins

The name London came from the Latin name Londinium, the city having been founded by the Romans during their reign over the island. Barbara Wright's casual mention of coming from Londinium during a visit to Rome in the year 64 led to her and Ian Chesterton being abducted and sold into slavery, as the recently conquered Britons were not, at that time, Roman citizens. (DW: The Romans)

Early history

In 1666, the Great Fire of London swept through and destroyed a large part of the City of London, caused by the destruction of a Terileptil base. (DW: The Visitation)

The Doctor had also earlier implied involvement in this event. (DW: Pyramids of Mars)

On 14th September 1752, the standard dating system in the British Empire shifted from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, as a result of which, it lost eleven days. Thereafter, the Eleven-Day Empire used a shadow version of London as their capital.

20th century

London was evacuated several times during the late 20th century, most notably during the activities of Operation Golden Age where it remained mostly unoccupied, aside from UNIT and scattered looters (DW: Invasion of the Dinosaurs); however little lasting damage to the city occurred during these evacuations. Specific locations and landmarks featuring in twentieth century events included the Post Office Tower (DW The War Machines the London Underground (especially Goodge Street Station) (DW The Web of Fear), Saint Paul's Cathedral (DW The Invasion) and Heathrow Airport (DW Time-Flight).

21st century

By the early 21st century a surprisingly large number of London landmarks had secret bases of either human or alien origin located beneath them. The London Eye was integral to the plans of the Nestene Consciousness to invade in 2005 (DW: Rose). The Tower of London, was a UNIT command centre (DW: The Christmas Invasion).

Canary Wharf housed the Torchwood One tower, which the Institute had constructed in order to study a mysterious phenomena (actually an entrance into the Void) five hundred feet above the city. The Institute built a skyscraper in order to investigate it (DW: Army of Ghosts/Doomsday).

The Institute also maintained an installation at the Thames Flood Barrier which was later taken over by the Empress of the Racnoss. (DW: The Runaway Bride)

During a fake crash landing made by the Slitheen Family big ben was knock of and Destroyed, (DW: Aliens of London)

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In 2012 was the London Olympics and during the opening ceremony everyone vanishers after the little girl, (DW: Fear Her) made them vanish

On a smaller scale, a suburban home on Bannerman Road served as an informal base for the home's owner, Sarah Jane Smith for the investigation of alien activities on Earth. (SJA: Invasion of the Bane)

In 2096, following the devastating Myloki conflict of the 2060s, London was ravaged and poverty stricken, and a paramilitary force called the City Militia imposed a brutal order on East London. The City of London, owned by the world's remaining banks, was relatively stable but operated on a caste-system based around slavery. The clandestine SILHOET organisation maintained a covert HQ in the old British Film and Television Corporation building. (PDA: The Indestructible Man)

Later history

The city was largely abandoned during the 22nd century Dalek invasion. (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth, EDA: Alien Bodies)

By the 28th century, London was known as Central City and covered most of southern England. (DW: The Sensorites, The Daleks' Master Plan)

The name as well as the importance of some of the activities there, implied it had by then become the capital of Earth and by extension, the Sol system.

In 4039, many prominent London landmarks, such as Big Ben, still existed for a while prior to their destruction by the invading Graxnix, and the city again went by the name of London, rather than Central City. (DWM: Hotel Historia)

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28th century

  • By the 28th century London, and the whole lower half of England, was incorporated in a very large city called Central City. (DW: The Sensorites)

Behind the Scenes

Prominent Doctor Who Universe characters from London

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Television
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Television

Real World

  • London was the location of the production team for Doctor Who from Seasons 1 through 26.
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The Seal of United Earth

London was the capital city of England and the United Kingdom on Earth.

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History

During the outbreak of the Black Death in England in the mid-12th century, 11% of the city's population died. (TOS novel: The Entropy Effect)

The London Kings played at Battersea Stadium in the Battersea area of London, until the end of professional baseball in 2042. (TOS/TNG novel: Federation)

London was one of the cities affected by the nuclear attacks of 2053. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

The severity of the attack was not specified. Either the city was rebuilt, or (more likely) the attacks struck nearby but not in the city proper, leaving London damaged but not completely destroyed.

In June of 2078, London was engulfed in riots against the Optimum Movement, which had taken political control of England in 2075. Zefram Cochrane visited London in 2078, and while there, was taken into custody, along with astronomer Sir John Burke and Monica Burke, by Colonel Adrik Thorsen. (TOS/TNG novel: Federation)

23rd century

When making a planet wide sweep of Earth, this city was missing. Which further added to Mr. Spock's hypothesis the Enterprise entered a new timeline. (TOS novel: First Frontier)

24th century

Dr. Sheila Thatcher was raised in London. (TNG video game: Away Team)

It was customary for new members of the Federation Council to be invited to dine in the halls of London's Buckingham Palace. President Min Zife was attending this dinner in 2379 when he was informed of a looming crisis on Tezwa. (TNG novel: A Time to Kill)

An annual reception for selected Council members, called the London Dinner, was also held in London. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

London was also the site of the Embassy of Alpha Centauri on Earth. A reception was hosted by Federation Councillor Huang Chaoying in 2374, during a military conference to determine deployments during the Dominion War, at which noted peace activist Tomas Roeder and military advisor Elim Garak were in attendance. Roeder died unexpectedly later that evening. (DS9 novel: Hollow Men)

In the 2370s, London hosted a Starfleet office. (TNG short story: "Eleven Hours Out")

London was the location of the offices for the Times, and their political reporter Edmund Atkinson. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

London was also where the Department of Temporal Investigations headquarters was located. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

The Loknar-class starship USS London was named for this location. (TOS roleplay module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

Real World

The current publisher of Star Trek books, Pocket Books, has offices in London.

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DC Comics

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London
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2.6 km² (1.6 sq mi)

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Many years ago, London was the scene of a fight between Hawkman and the Gentleman Ghost. Hawkman learned that the Ghost had been committing robberies along Trafalgar Square and he engaged the Ghost's henchmen in combat. Their fight spilled over into the Tower of London and climaxed at Big Ben, but the Gentleman Ghost ultimately escaped. [1]

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World's End

After the Armageddon, the Authority's shiftship, the Carrier, crashed into and fused with the city.[2] The Authority and the city's survivors renamed it "UnLondon". The remnants of the Authority use the Carrier's husk as a headquarters, sheltering survivors.

Stormwatch Prime later visit UnLondon and helped the Authority in restoring the Carrier's power by receiving direct solar energies from Skywatch III, turning it into a well livable city.

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Jordan Tower
In the continuity of V for Vendetta, Jordan Tower was the location of the Norsefire offices of the Mouth. Lewis Prothero recorded his Voice of Fate broadcasts from the tower.
London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport located in London, England, is the largest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the world's third busiest airport for passenger traffic, beaten only by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, and it handles more international passenger traffic than any other airport in the world.

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Known heroes that operate or have operated out of London

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Known villains that operate or have operated out of London

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The following is a list of characters who are known to have operated in the London area at some point in their lives. This does not mean that the individual characters are permanently based out of London.

Trivia

  • London is the primary setting of the futuristic non-canon storyline V for Vendetta. Between the years 1997 and 1998 the terrorist known as V destroys several London landmarks including Westminster Palace and the Old Bailey.

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Muppet

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London is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. It is also the most populous city in the European Union. A resident of London is referred to as a Londoner.

In 2006, Kermit the Frog appeared in London for his 50th Anniversary World Tour to report on the London Marathon.

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The Great Muppet Caper

Much of The Great Muppet Caper takes place in London, as Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo travel to Great Britain. Apart from such real locales as Trafalgar Square and the Thames River, London locations in the film include the Happiness Hotel, the Dubonnet Club, No. 17 Highbrow Street, and the Mallory Gallery.

Fraggle Rock

Thanks to the UK co-production of Fraggle Rock, Uncle Traveling Matt was able to film segments in London.

London in the Studio

  • A stylized version of Dickensian London was the backdrop of The Muppet Christmas Carol.
  • Several "Sesame Street News Flash" segments take place in London on a set designed to represent England.
  • The UK spots for The Muppet Show Episode 519 (Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner) and Episode 522 (On A Bus) were performed by Muppets on a red double decker bus, exploring London.

Productions in London

Many Henson films and TV shows were shot in London, including The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island.

Storybooks

Baby Gonzo visits London in the 1986 Muppet Babies storybook Gonzo Saves London Bridge.

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London in real life
Map of London in London 1969

London, England, was the city used in both the mission packs available for the original Grand Theft Auto game (GTA 1969 and GTA 1961). To date, London is the only real-life city to be used in a GTA game, as all others have been fictional cities based on real American cities. Real cities have been mentioned in the game series though, like Kent, England (Paul Kent's birthplace) and Paris, France and Hanover, Germany (both mentioned in the GTA IV era).

The temporal setting has been exploited through a number of cultural and historical references, including the appearance of a James Bond-like character and the use of more or less authentic slang. In addition, the cars drive on the left side of the road, as is the case in Britain, and authentic London place names were used.

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Halo

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London is a major city and is the capital of both England and Great Britain. It is located in the northern hemisphere on planet Earth and host to one of Jake Courage's museum pieces at Islington [1]. It has not yet been mentioned if the city was attacked or destroyed, or spared in the Covenant invasion of Earth. It is likely that it was unaffected as the invasion was centered in Africa, and there were photo galleries still standing.

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  1. http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/h/halo3/jakecourage.htm

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Ice Hockey

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An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

There are 2 cities named London


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Lostpedia

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"United Kingdom in Lost" redirects here. For real life UK broadcast and fan information, see: United Kingdom.
Wikipedia has information related to:
Flag of the United Kingdom
Location of the United Kingdom

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Characters

Main British
Characters
Important U.K.
Companies


Other characters from the United Kingdom

Charles Widmore, Eloise Hawking, Penelope Hume, Naomi Dorrit, Liam Pace, Brother Campbell, Megan Pace, Simon Pace, Donovan, Ruth, Derek, Lucy Heatherton, Francis Heatherton, Tommy, Jimmy Lennon

Locations

Lost locations in the United Kingdom

Carlisle

  • On leaving the monastery Desmond apparently leaves with Penny to travel to Carlisle in northern England. ("Catch-22")

Eddington

  • Location of Moriah Vineyards and the monastery Desmond spent time at. ("Catch-22")

Essex

Glasgow

  • Desmond Hume is from Glasgow where he was in the Royal Scots Regiment. His army camp, Camp Millar, was located north of Glasgow. ("The Constant")

Halstead

Kent

Lancashire

  • Drive Shaft are touring through Clitheroe (an area of Lancashire) when Charlie hears one of Drive Shaft's songs on the radio - one of the best moments of his life according to his list. ("Greatest Hits")

London

Manchester

Oxford

Portsmouth

Worcester

  • Charlotte Lewis was (supposedly) raised in Bromsgrove, near Worcester, England

In The Lost Experience

  • On Hanso Foundation website:
    • It is mentioned on that Alvar Hanso was present in London on 14 June 2000, one of the rare public appearances by the Hanso Foundation's CEO & Founder.
    • There is a directory at the site named London; it is empty.
  • A video that posted by Persephone shows Hugh McIntyre in London, with a women who is purportedly not his wife (GidgetGirl).
  • Two of the Hansoexposed.com glyphs were found in real-world locations in the UK, as well as numbers other glyphs hidden on UK-based websites.

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Marvel Database

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London

Official Name
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History

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom.

An important settlement for around two millennia, London is today one of the world's leading business, financial and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the major global cities.

London is the most populous city within city limits in the European Union with an official population of 7.6 milllion (as of 2006) and has a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million people. Its population is very cosmopolitan, drawing from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions, speaking over 300 different languages. London is an international transport hub, with five international airports and a large port. It serves as the largest aviation hub in the world, and its main airport, the multi terminal Heathrow, carries more international passengers than any other airport in the world.

London is a major tourist destination, with four world heritage sites and numerous iconic landmarks such as Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye amongst its many attractions, along with famous institutions such as the British Museum and the National Gallery.

Points of Interest

10 Downing Street, Parliment

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ST Expanded

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

London is the capital of the nation-state of Great Britain.

In 2365, Jadzia Idaris came to Earth in particular to visit the city because of its rich cultural history. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "The Darkness Within")

Rose Hamelin was born and raised in London. As of late 2366 / early 2367, her mother still lived and worked in London. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

Jane Whitechapel worked as an actress in the West End of London. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "No Rest for the Wicked")

People born in London

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Transformers

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about London.


Hooray, we can do it without some masked strange guy!

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, located in the south of England and home to around eight million people (and also a big clock). Unlike some other major cities on Earth, London has managed to avoid too much major Transformer activity.

Except for that one time the Decepticons blew up slagging everything in 1994.

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Marvel Comics

Generation One

Megatron (or a clone thereof) was teleported underneath London, and roamed about ancient Roman sewers until he was encountered by Susan Hoffman & her team. Both the Action Force military unit and the Autobots turned up to investigate, and the two teams had to work together to stop Megatron as he tore through the London Docklands. Eventually Centurion gave his life to stop the Decepticon, but not before widespread destruction to the area had been caused. Ancient Relics!

Richard Branson would later salvage Megatron and Centurion's bodies from the River Thames as a publicity stunt - making it easier for the Seacons to capture them. Salvage!

Generation 2 (Fleetway)

Bludgeon and his Decepticon army attacked London en masse to attract Optimus Prime - both two Autobot units and an upgraded Megatron were drawn into the fray. The devastation caused to London was immense; the death toll and long-term effects are unknown. At one point, the Skyscorchers were seen bombing Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. War Without End (UK) War Zone

Generation One Japanese cartoon continuity

The Headmasters cartoon

Sixshot arrived in London in wolf form, threatening to destroy the country unless it gave him all its energy. Britain was one of several countries he was blackmailing until the Trainbots stopped him. Terror! The Six Shadows

Trivia

  • In The Headmasters, London was shown as a fog-swept land where people rode horses. Sod off.
  • London's Natural History Museum contains several of the original Dinobot toys, as part of the popular culture section of its dinosaurs exhibition.

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