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London Attractions Выполнил: Сорокин Иван 7В Руководитель Славникова Виктория Викторовна
Big Ben Big Ben is the most popular attraction in the UK. Itself “the tower” was built in the year 1859. Its height is 96.3 m there are two versions of the origin of its name. The first version says that the so-called clock was named in honor of Benjamin Hall, curator of the construction works. The second version of the origin of its name tells us that watches were dubbed in honor of Benjamin Count, popular in those days, the Boxer in the heavyweight division.
London Eye The London Eye is one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world, located on the southern bank of the River Thames. Its construction lasted two years, from 1998-1999. Its height is 135 m London Eye has 32 fully closed and air conditioned cabins-capsules with views of almost the entire city. Each 10-tonne capsule can accommodate up to 25 passengers. For Tog to ride the Ferris wheel people have to stand in line for 1-1, 5 hours.
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge-bascule bridge Central London over the River Thames, close to the Tower of London. Is one of the main attractions in the UK. The bridge was inaugurated by Edward Prince of Wales and his wife June 30 in the year 1894. Its length is 244 pm interesting facts: in 1912 year pilot Frank Mc Clean flew his biplane between the two tiers of the spans of the bridge; In 1952 year bus driver with passengers turned out to be on the bridge at the time of wiring, and forced the accelerating bus jump from one wing to another rising.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace-the official London residence of British monarchs (currently, Queen Elizabeth ll). Buckingham Palace originally was known as Buckingham House and was built for the Duke of Buckingham (1703). The Palace was officially proclaimed the main residence of British monarchs on the throne at the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 a year. The year 1853 was completed the most spacious and richly decorated room of the Palace Ballroom, which is 36 meters and width is 18 meters. Palace guards Court Division, consisting of infantry Guards regiment.
The National Gallery has a fine collection of European paintings. It was begun in 1824 when 38 pictures were bought by the Government. Now there are more than 2000 paintings in the collection. There are no pictures by living artists& The National Gallery
It is a royal church. Here you can see the tombs of many British kings and queens and other famous people and the beautiful Henry VII Chapel. Westminster Abbey
Beefeaters (beef ”говядина” + eater “едок”)