The best place in world!
London is the British capital and one of the biggest cities in the world.
London is situated upon both banks of the River Thames, it is the largest city in Britain and one of the largest in the world.
Its population is about 7 million people.
It consists of three parts: the City of London, the West End and the East End.
The West End
The best places of the West End
Here are the historical places as well as the famous parks.
Hyde Park with its Speaker's Corner is also here.
The Queen's Residence
The Queen's Residence was built in 1870 for Samuel Barnard, a vice president of the Paper Company.
The 1700's the Queen's Residence was a gift from Henry Ford.
He 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.
This bell came originally from the old Palace of Westminster, it was given to the Dean of St. Paul's by William III.
Before returning to Westminster to hang in its present home, it was refashioned in Whitechapel in 1858.
The BBC first broadcast the chimes on the 31st December 1923 - there is a microphone in the turret connected to Broadcasting House.
The East End
- To the east the large area called the East End.
- This is London's poorest part.
- The very large riverside in the East End make London one of the three largest parts in the world.
Founded nearly a millennium ago and expanded upon over the centuries since, the Tower of London has protected the city
Tower of London
It has been the seat of British government and the living quarters of monarchs, the site of renown political intrigue, and the repository of the Crown Jewels.
Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest bridges in the World.
The City of London
The City extends over an area of about 2.6 square kilometres in the heart of London. It is the financial centre of the UK with many banks, offices and Stock Exchange. But the City is also a market for goods of almost every kind, from all parts of the world.
Museums and art galleries of London.
London is very rich in museums and art galleries. If you are fond of painting you'll go to the Tate Gallery
A rich sugar manufacturer Henry Tate founded it in 1897.
There are about 300 oils and 19000 watercolours and drawings.
The British Museum is the largest and richest of its kind in the world.The present building was built in 1852.
By law a copy of every book, periodical and newspaper, published in Britain must be presented in the British museum.
This collection is so vast that only a very small percentage of it is on show to the public.
The famous places in the London
The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by the playing company to which Shakespeare belonged.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul
- Statue on border the city of London
Queen Victoria Memorial
Project by Kate Shabalina. 10 - b