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THE ROMANS They came to Great Britain in the 1st century and built a town. They called it Londinium. Soon they built the first bridge. It was the only bridge then. In the 5th century the Goths were at the gates of Rome and the Romans rushed to defend their Empire. It was in 410. Soon after them the Anglo-Saxon tribes came to the island.
The Great Fire ended with the Great Plague… After the Great Fire people built a new city of stone or bricks. Streets became wider. The city was growing. By 1830 there were more than one and a half million people in London. The railways came and London was becoming richer and richer.
PLACES TO VISIT London is the capital of England. It is its political, business and cultural centre. The heart of London is the City. It is the oldest part of London. Many people work in the City but very few live here. There are many banks and offices here. You can visit some interesting places in the City or near it.
Saint Paul’s Cathedral It is one of the greatest English churches. Old St. Paul’s Cathedral was made of wood and burnt in the Great Fire of London. It was rebuilt it in the 17-th century. It is very beautiful, with many columns and towers. In one of its towers there is one of the largest bells of the world.
Westminster Abbey It is very beautiful and very famous. It is also very old - more than 900 years old. It is built in gothic style.There are a lot of monuments and statues here. English kings and queens are buried here. It is famous for the Poet’s Corner - great English poets and writers are buried here too.
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