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London is situated upon both banks of the River Thames; it is the largest city in Britain and one of the largest in the world. Its population is about 7 million people.
Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI. Throughout her reign she has been a symbol of unity and continuity within the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, areas of Buckingham Palace are opened to visitors. When the flag is flying on the top she is at home.
The State Room The Throne Room Garden Pavilion Gallery There are 600 rooms in it. It has an indoor swimming pool and a cinema.
Look, they are changing the Guard. It happens every day at 11.30 a.m. every day in the summer and about every other day the rest of the year. It lasts about 45 minutes.
Big Ben is the great bell in the clock tower on the eastern end of the Houses of Parliament in London. It is named after Sir Benjamin Hall. The booming 13.5-ton bell first rang out in 1859.
The Tower of London is a very big castle. It is the oldest place and the most famous of all historical buildings in London. It stands today almost unchanged since first it was built in the 11th century. It was a castle, a palace, a zoo, a prison, but it is only a museum today.
The most famous things in the Tower of London are the Crown Jewels. They have the biggest diamond in the world – the “Star of Africa”.
Ravens have always inhabited the Tower of London, and a centuries old legend says that if the ravens leave, the Tower and kingdom will fall. Being a superstitious person, Charles II decreed that there should always be at least six ravens in residence at the Tower of London. One of the Yeoman Warders is a Ravenmaster and cares for the ravens, feeding them meat and bird biscuits. The ravens are well cared for and can live a long time. The oldest raven died at age 44.
The 244m Tower Bridge spans the Thames River in London. It is one of the oldest bridges in London . It is over a hundred years old.
Trafalgar Square is in the centre of the west End of London. On the column in the centre there is a stature of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Trafalgar Square is the place where the meetings and demonstrations take place.
Madame Tussaud’s is the world's most famous wax museum. Every year, over two million visitors go there to see the lifelike wax figures of famous people. You can see famous actors, models, sports, royals and politicians. Famous criminals are kept in the Chamber of Horrors.
The London Eye is the biggest wheel in the Britain. Its highest point is 135 m. It was opened on 1 February 2000 in London on the Thames. There’s a wonderful view from it.
Hyde Park is the most famous park in London. It’s a pleasure to watch Londoners walk and jog in the park, eat their sandwiches, talk, sunbathe, read books and enjoy music.
Madame Tussaud’s Buckingham Palace The Tower of London The London Eye Trafalgar Square Big Ben a. b. c. e. f. d