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London Sightseeing Tour
Royal Coat of Arms of Great Britain
Queen Elizabeth II Today the Queen is not only the head of the parliamentary monarchy but also an important symbol of national unity.
Buckingham Palace It is the official London residence of Her Majesty the Queen and is one of the best known symbols of the British monarchy. Buckingham Palace was built for John, Duke of Buckingham, between 1702 and 1705. The first Queen to live there was young Queen Victoria.
In some ways Buckingham Palace resembles a small town. It has a police station, a bar, two sports clubs, a disco, a cinema and a swimming pool. Nearly every morning London’s most famous ceremony, the Changing of the Guard, takes place on the forecourt.
There are 600 rooms and three miles of red carpet in Buckingham Palace. On great occasions it takes 3 days to lay the table and 3 days to do the washing-up.
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The Palace of Westminster It is the most imposing building in which the British Parliament sits. At two corners of the building there are two great towers: the Victoria Tower and the Clock Tower. The palace contains over 1,000 rooms, a hundred staircases and two miles of the corridors, and covers an area of 8 acres.
Big Ben The Clock Tower with a huge bell known all over the world as Big Ben was completed in 1852. The tower is 318 feet high. You have to go up 374 steps to reach the top. The clock was called “Big Ben” after the name of the Chief Commissioner of Works Benjamin Hall. He was a very tall man, whose nickname was “Big Ben”.
Queen Elizabeth II in the House of Lords Queen’s power is limited by the Parliament. In practice the monarch has no actual power: they say, the monarch reigns but doesn’t rule.
The Tower of London During its long history the Tower has served as a fortress, a palace, a mint, and a state prison. It has the history of a place of murder and execution. The Tower of London consists of 13 towers.
The White Tower White Tower is the oldest part of the Tower of London. It’s 90 feet high with 15 feet thickness. Today the Tower is Britain’s most famous museum, whose working day finishes every night at 10 o’clock with the ancient Ceremony of the Keys.
Tower Bridge Near the Tower of London there is Tower Bridge, a marvel of engineering skill. It was built in the 19th century. It links South and East London. Seventeen bridges cross the Thames but Tower Bridge is the finest.
St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul is the patron saint of London. St. Paul’s Cathedral is the greatest church, built by the famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is where the Bishop of London has his throne. It is 110 meters high and it has one of the largest bells in the world, called Great Paul, weighing about 17,5 tone.
Nelson and other great men of England are buried in the Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren was buried there too. There is also a library in St. Paul’s. The Library has some 13,000 books, sermons and pamphlets. Between two or three million visitors a year visit St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Westminster Abbey It is the ancient church and a symbol of England located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It was built by King Edward in 1065. The Abbey is a Royal Peculiar. People who visit it for the first time are startled by its beauty and glory.
Westminster Abbey According to the ancient tradition all English kings and queens were crowned and wed here. Since 1100 there have been at least 16 royal weddings at Westminster Abbey. Many well-known English scientists, statesmen, painters, writers, poets were buried in the Abbey.
The Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey In the Poet’s Corner the are memorial to Burns, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron and many other poets and writers. Chaucer, Spencer, Dickens and other famous writers were buried there.
Madame Tussaud’s Museum It’s the famous museum of life-size wax figures in the world. Here you can meet great characters of history and art. There are about 500 figures of kings, queens, statesmen, writers as well as some murders and thieves.
There is a special place for the Queen’s family in Madame Tussaud’s Museum
Covent Garden The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, Central London. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House seats 2,256 people.
Covent Garden It is the biggest market-place in Britain. Covent Garden was officially established by King Charles II in 1670. It has been the most important market-place in London for 300 years.
Parks and Gardens of London Londoners love their parks and are proud of them. They are full of trees, grass, flowers and water. The Royal Parks are the property of the Royal family. In central London they include Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James’s Park, Regent’s Park, and Kensington Garden.
Regent’s Park Here you can find London Zoo which was opened in 1827. But the first visitor came to the zoo only in 1847.It is the oldest zoo in the world. Today there are many thousands of exotic animals at London Zoo.
Exotic animals in London Zoo
One of the most beautiful parks of London Regent’s Park
Hyde Park It is one of the largest parks together with Kensington Gardens. Hyde park is famous for its outdoor entertainments and its Speaker’s Corner. On a Sunday morning one can make a speech about something he believes to be very important. Boating, sailing and bathing are very popular there.
St. James’s Park It is the oldest and smallest London park with beautiful trees and flower beds, and view of Buckingham Palace.
Kensington Gardens You can walk among old trees, relax, and admire flowers and plants. Here you can see the statue of the famous fairy-tale hero, Peter Pan.
People relax in Kensington Gardens
Spring has sprung in Green Park
The British Museum It is one of the most remarkable museums in the world comprising works of Art, from Asia, Egypt, Rome, and Greece as well as Britain and other countries. It also contains rare books and ancient manuscripts. Every year the British Museum is visited by two million people.
Famous circular Reading Room at the British Museum It was built in the middle of the last century by Anthony Panizzi. Visitors of the Reading Room must have a ticket for admission. They can have it if they are over the age of 21, engaged in serious study and can’t take the books they want elsewhere.
Trafalgar Square In the middle of Trafalgar Square rises the Nelson Column – a monument to Admiral Nelson for his victory in the war against Napoleon. The total height of the column is 56 meters. Four big lions in bronze are placed at the foot.
Piccadilly Circus It is the heart of the West End , a busy square known for the figure of Eros in the middle and for its lively nightlife
Famous red telephone boxes Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed a telephone box in the 1920s. In 1985 most of them were replaced with modern telephone boxes. People protested so much that the old ones were put back in London’s tourist areas.
Famous English double-deckers and pillar boxes Double-deckers are a common sight in Britain. London has 3,000 double-deckers. In their original form they didn’t have doors but had a conducted fares. Now they have doors and fares are paid to the driver. The first pillar boxes appeared in 1853, when Queen Victoria was on the throne. There are over 100,000 pillar boxes in GB.
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