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Sightseeing highlights in London Don’t forget to bring your camera !
London… From London Eye, Madam Tussaud’s and Tower of London, above are London's most visited tourist attractions. There's no better place to soak up some culture than London.
Tower of London Over 900 35 22 2007 1. What are the people in the picture called? 2. Why are they called that? 3. What do these numbers mean for the Tower of London? One of the world's most famous buildings. It has been a royal palace, prison and place of execution, armoury, jewel house and the first London Zoo!
Answers They are called Beefeaters or Yeoman Warders. 3. 900 – the age of Tower of London In theory, they guard the Tower of London, look after the Tower's prisoners and safeguard the British crown jewels, but in reality they are tour guides . 2007 – first female Beefeater was employed 35 – number of Beefeaters 22 – number of years you should be in the army before becoming a Beefeater 2. The nickname "Beefeater" was given when the guards were paid partially in meat.
Hyde Park Hyde Park is one of London's finest landscapes and covers over 350 acres. Over 7 million visitors visit Hyde Park each year. Henry VIII bought Hyde Park from the monks of Westminster Abbey in 1536 to use for hunting for the royal family. Only in 1637 King James I opened the park to the general public. Over the years it became a place where people have enjoyed many things from swimming and boating to concerts and exhibitions.
Baker Street Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. b e c l k l w i o c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Can you solve this puzzle? Hyperlinked the plaque for the video, puzzle says Click below
the letters are just keep coming Even though the famous detective is dead,
London Eye The London Eye is a major feature of London's skyline. It is the world's highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes, and holding up to 25 people. Climb aboard for a breath-taking experience, with unforgettable views of more than 55 of London's most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes!
Kensington Palace In 1689 William III bought Kensington Palace originally known as Nottingham House from his Secretary of State. The house was extended and improved. This included the construction of Royal Apartments for the King and Queen, a council chamber, the Chapel Royal and the Great Stairs. Queen Victoria was born and brought up in the Palace. Queen Mary (grandmother of the present Queen) was born at Kensington in 1867. The Duke of Edinburgh stayed there in his grandmother's apartment in 1947 between his engagement and his marriage.
Home to William and Catherine, Kensington Palace is now open to the public after a multi-million dollar refurbishment. Enjoy your visit Hyperlinked the picture for the video, will open on click on the picture
Madam Tussauds The museum opened its doors over 200 years ago. It is filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience and combines glamour with incredible history. How did it all start? With this tiny woman on the left. Madame Tussauds learnt to model wax likenesses when she was 17 in France. She came to Britain in the early 19th century with an exhibition of her works. In 1835, Madame Tussauds’ exhibition established a permanent base in London as the Baker Street Bazaar - visitors paid ‘sixpence’ for the chance to meet the famous people of the day. The attraction moved to its present place in Marylebone Road in 1884.
Here you'll come face-to-face with some of the world's most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you'll meet well-known figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even Royalty. Pose with David Beckham kiss Brad Pitt or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.