Learn about the London inside London

C.G.P.Grey explains the secret history of Britain's capital city

With the Summer Olympics starting later this week in London, a lot of attention will be paid to the city's history, landmarks, people, traditions, etc., in addition to all of the attention on the athletes and competition. The Internet is paying attention as well, creating London- or Olympic-themed videos. As we go through the week, we'll present some of these videos to you, dear reader.

First up, the awesome C.G.P. Grey presents part 1 of his look at the secret history of the City of London, the smaller city within the larger "London", which technically was Westminster a long time ago. He does a better job explaining it than I just did:

This, of course, explains the alien queen.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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