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Welcome to London Sizov E., 5th form School 15, Rybinsk 2015
London London is the capital of Great Britain. It stands on the river Thames. It is a very old city. It is more than two thousand years old. Now London is a big port and a beautiful city with large squares and parks. About 8 million people live here. It is one of the biggest cities in the world.
Many people visit London every year. I would like to visit London, too. But I don’t know where to go there. What interesting places can I visit in London? I want to find the most interesting places for me as a tourist.
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is in the centre of London. It was built in 1828. In the middle of Trafalgar Square is Nelson’s Column. This Column is fifty meters high. A lot of demonstrations and public meetings take place here.
National Gallery On the north side of Trafalgar Square there is the National Gallery. It houses one of the finest art collections in the world. It includes paintings of the British, Italian, Spanish, French and other famous schools.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is an official residence of the Queen and her family. It isn’t open to the public. It has 600 rooms, a swimming pool, a cinema, a ballroom, and a garden, which is like a private park. The ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a great tourist attraction. It takes place daily at 11.30 a.m. and lasts half an hour.
The Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament was a royal palace. Now it’s the seat of the British Government. Among them are the Central Hall, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. When the House is in session a Union Jack flies over the Tower by day, and light burns in the clock Tower, or Big Ben by night. The people of London can hear the sound of the bell every hour.
Big Ben Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the world. Big Ben is really a bell. You hear it every hour. It is a big bell. It weighs 13,720 kilograms.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey is a symbol of English tradition. The coronation of nearly all English kings and queens since William the Conqueror has taken place here. Here you can see memorials to Newton, Darwin, Dickens, Chaucer and others.
The Tower of London The Tower of London is a very old building. It is nine hundred years old. Black ravens live outside the Tower. The English people like them very much.Now it’s a museum. The Tower is still guarded by the famous Beefeaters who wear a traditional Sixteenth century uniform.
The British Museum The British Museum has one of the largest libraries in the world. There are more than 6 million books in the library. At present the library has modern electronic equipment.
Hyde Park Hyde Park is the largest park in the West End of London. In the 19th century it became a popular place for public meetings. The park has Speaker’s Corner where anyone can make a speech about anything they want. It is a very democratic park.
I think these places are worth visiting. And now I know where I can go in London. If you want to visit London my presentation will be useful for you.
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