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Attractions of London
The Queen and the British flag
Tower of London The Tower of London is situated in the oldest part of the city of London. The Tower of London has a long history and is considered to be one of the main symbols of London. In its past the Tower of London had served as a Royal place, an arsenal, a fortress, the Royal palace, a prison and a jewel house.
The ravens are another famous sight. The legend says that without them the Tower will fall. The Raven Master is the person, who gives them food. If one raven dies, another raven takes its place.
Hyde Park One of the largest parks in London and famous for its speaker’s corner, Hyde Park is not only a pleasant place for a stroll but a watchers’ paradise. The 350 acres hold several memorials that seem to spring up from nowhere, pedal or row boat rentals, tourists who marvel at the site of squirrels and shady trees to sleep away the time until your hostel bed is ready.
Buckingham Palace The Buckingham Palace became the official Royal Place of the British Monarchs in 1837. Nowadays the Buckingham Palace is the most famous residence of the Royal Family and it is a must for London visitors to discover this marvelous sight. When the Queen is at home the Flag is flying on the top of the Palace.
Changing the Guard The Buckingham Palace offers travelers the possibility to admire the Changing the Guard in front of the building every day at 11.30 a.m. as well as a great collection of the Queen's Gallery which is worth seeing.
The National Gallery The National Gallery in London is situated in the Trafalgar Square and was established in 1824. The National Gallery has a great collection of over 2,000 paintings that have been made between 1250 and 1900. Among the paintings some have been painted by famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 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.
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus is the meeting point of six streets. Piccadilly Circus used to be surrounded by illuminated advertising hoardings on buildings, starting in the early 1900s, but only one building now carries them.
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square was created to commemorate Lord Nelson's victory over the French Fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar off the southern coast of Spain on the 21st of October 1805. In the end, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson was to perform the ultimate duty as he was fatally wounded. Today, Trafalgar Square has become one of London's greatest landmarks and gathering places for people.
St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul’s Cathedral is the greatest work of the architect Sir Christopher Wren.
London Eye London Eye is the observation wheel which turns slow enough for people to observe while it is moving. A complete turn takes about 30 minutes.
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