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The Palace of Westminster Вестминстерский дворец The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom—the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, close to the historic Westminster Abbey. The Palace is one of the centres of political life in the United Kingdom.
Piccadilly Circus Площадь Пикадилли Piccadilly Circus is a famous road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction. The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of an archer popularly known as Eros. It is surrounded by several noted buildings.
Trafalgar Square Трафальгарская площадь Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England. At its centre is Nelson's Column. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve .
St. James’s Park Парк св. Джеймса St James's Park is probably the most beautiful of the capital's central parks. Now the most ornamental park in London with good views of Whitehall rooftops, St James's Park a popular place to stroll, feed the ducks or watch the pelicans. Popular in the summer with sunbathing office workers, a band plays throughout the summer. There are a lot of ducks, geese, pelicans and black swans on the lake. The bridge over it gives a view of Buckingham Palace.
Whitehall Уайтхолл Whitehall is a road in Westminster, in London, England The name is taken from the vast Palace of Whitehall that used to occupy the area but which was largely destroyed by fire in 1698. Whitehall was originally a wide road that ran up to the front of the palace. Trafalgar Square was built at its northern extremity in the early 19th century. The streets cover a total distance of about 1 kilometre.
Oxford University The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University, or simply Oxford) is a public university located in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is the second oldest university in the world and the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The two ancient universities (Cambridge and Oxford)have many common features and are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge.
Cleopatra’s Needle Игла Клеопатры Anyone visiting London for the first time and walking along the Thames may be surprised to come across an original Egyptian obelisk. This obelisk is known as Cleopatra's Needle …though it has very little to do with Cleopatra at all. It is known as Cleopatra's Needle as it was brought to London from Alexandria, the royal city of Cleopatra. Cleopatra's Needle stands on the Thames. Two large bronze Sphinxes lie on either side of the Needle. These are Victorian versions of the traditional Egyptian original.
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