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«The abc of london»
A – the Albert Memorial
is situated in Kensington Gardens, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861.
B - Big Ben
The Clock Tower called “Big Ben” is known the world over. The name Big Ben actually refers not to the clock-tower itself, but to the thirteen ton bell hung within. The bell was named after the first commissioner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall.
B - the British Museum
is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
B - Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality
C - Charing Cross
The name of the place comes from the time of Edward I, who in 1291 built a stone at the village of Charin, a mile from Westminster in memory of his deceased wife, Eleanor, who was buried there. You may see the reproduction of the old cross in the entrance to Charing Cross station.
C - Covent Garden
is a district in London. It is mainly associated with the former fruit and vegetable market located in the central square which is now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as “Covent Garden”.
D - 10 Downing Street
in London, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as “Number 10”, is the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury of the United Kingdom or the Prime Minister. Number 10 Downing Street is one of the most famous addresses in the United Kingdom and the world. Almost three hundred years old, the building contains about one hundred rooms.
E – Eye of London
or Millennium Wheel, formerly the British Airways London Eye is a 135-metre (443 ft) tall observation wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in the British capital. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually.
F - Fleet Street
is a street, named after the River Fleet, a stream that now flows underground. It was the home of the British press until the 1980s. Now it continues to be used as a metonym for the British national press.
G - the Globe Theatre