Page 1. " Europe's largest urban shopping centre "

Westfield Shopping Centre
Creative Commons AttributionWestfield Shopping Centre - Credit: Jim Linwood
The Westfield shopping centre opened just under a year later, on 30 October 2008. 

 

 

Page 2. " driving on the Circle "
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The Circle line, part of London's Underground, was completed in 1884, built by two rival companies, the Metropolitan Railway and the Metropolitan District Railway. It became known as the Circle line in 1949, although technically it is a "route" rather than a "line", as all its stations are shared with either the District or the Metropolitan line.

Circle Line, 2007
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCircle Line, 2007 - Credit: David Cane

 

Page 8. " the miniature Byzantine domes and piebald brickwork of Westminster Cathedral "
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Westminster Cathedral
Creative Commons AttributionWestminster Cathedral - Credit: Matt Brown
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral is the primary Catholic church in Britain.

Page 21. " dismissed the memoirs of an American Secretary of State as 'Pooterish' "
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This scathing assessment refers to Charles Pooter, fictional clerk and narrator of Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith.  Pooterish, reflecting the character of Charles Pooter, means self-important, with a tendency of overrate one's own significance, taking oneself too seriously.