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Westminster Abbey is a symbol of English tradition at its best. The coronations of nearly all English kings and queens since William the Conqueror have taken place here. Many of them are buried within the Abbey. Beneath the roof of this Gothic building there are also the graves and memorial slabs of statesmen, philosophers, men of letters and other distinguished people. Here you can see memorials to Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. I want to tell you about Tower Bridge. Tower Bridge was opened in 1894. It takes its name from the Tower of London. The hydraulic mechanism can raise and lower the bridge in about one and a half minutes. The covered walkway between the two towers is opened to the public and offers a spectacular view of London. The city’s greatest monument. St.Paul’s Cathedral was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1710 to replace the old Cathedral that was largely destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Christopher Wren is buried there. Among the many memorials to famous men within the Cathedral are the tombs of Wellington, victor of Waterloo, and Nelson, hero of Trafalgar.
House of Parliament Looking across the Thames at one of London's most famous landmarks, the Palace of Westminster, with Victoria Tower at the left, and the clock Tower, Big Ben in the right, is the home to the House of Parliament. This is the symbol of London in the world. From 1512, the Palace of Westminster has been the seat of two Houses of Parliament, called the Lords and the Commons. The clock tower "Big Ben" completed in 1858, was not only the clock tower itself but also the largest bell in the chime, At night, a light shines in the tower whenever the Parliament is in session.
St. Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral is one of the world's most famous cathedrals, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The famous cathedral church of the diocese of London is incorporating the Crypt , Ambulatory and Whispering Gallery. Those who wish to pray at times when there is an admission charge may use St Dunstan's Chapel on the north side (free at any time). Entrance price includes visit to the Crypt , Ambulatory and Galleries.
British Airways London Eye At 135 meters high, the British Airways London Eye is the world's highest observation wheel and provides a 30-minute slow-moving flight over London. Designed to reflect the elements - air, water, earth and time - the central theme is a circle of white light from within the rim which sweeps the skyline.
Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum is the world famous collection of wax figures of famous people. Mingle with the famous at the world-renowned collection of wax figures in theme settings which include The Garden Party, 200 Years, Hollywood Legends and Superstars, The Grand Hall, The Chamber of Horrors, Sporting Heroes and The Spirit of London. Step aboard a time-taxi to experience a unique taste of London's history brought to life with audio-animator, from hakespearean England to the present day. Tickets can be booked and paid in advance on 0870 400 3000.
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square, famous for Nelson's Column is an area which sees the joining of streets such as The Mall, Charing Cross Road, The Strand and Whitehall. Notable buildings such as The National Gallery, St. Martin-in- the-Fields, South Africa House and Admiralty Arch are to be found here. Nowadays it is famous for political demonstrations, New Year celebrations and pigeons.
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