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N - the National Gallery
contains one of the finest collections of pictures in the world. The National Gallery in London was founded in 1824 and houses a rich collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900 in its home on Trafalgar Square.
N - the Natural History Museum
is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. Many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons.
N - Nelson’s column
is a tall column with the figure of Nelson at its top. The column is guarded by four bronze lions. It is a monument in Trafalgar Square built to commemorate the death of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
O - Oxford Street
is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster in the West End. There are 548 shops in Oxford Street; it is Europe’s busiest shopping street, as well as the most dense. The street was formerly part of the London-Oxford road.
P - Piccadilly Circus
is a famous road junction and public space of London’s West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning “circle”, is a round open space at a street junction.
P - Poet’s Corner
is the name traditionally given to a section of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey because of the number of poets, playwrights, and writers buried and commemorated there (such as Chaucer, Dickens, Tennyson, Browning, Hardy, Kipling and others). Here, too, though, these writers are not buried in Westminster Abbey, are memorials to Shakespeare and Milton, Goldsmith and Scott, Thackeray and Longfellow.
Q - Queen Victoria Memorial
is a sculpture, placed at the centre of Queen’s Gardens in front of Buckingham Palace. It was completed in 1911. It has a large statue of Queen Victoria and bronze statues of the Angel of Justice, the Angel of Truth and Charity.
R - Regent’s Park
is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is in the north-western part of central London. A trip along Regent’s Canal in a waterbus gives a change to see London Little Venice. It contains Regent’s College and the London Zoo.
R - the Royal Albert Hall
is one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world’s leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. Each year it hosts more than 350 performances including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and lavish banquets.
S - Speaker’s Corner
is an area where open air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. The original and most noted is in the north-east corner of Hyde Park. Speakers there may speak on any subject, as long as the police consider their speeches lawful, although this right is not restricted to Speakers’ Corner only – the same right to free speech applies everywhere else in the UK.
S - St. James Park
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