Sights of London
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What is London London is the capital of Great Britain, its political, economic and cultural centre. It is one of the largest cities in the world. Its population is more than 11 000 000 people. London is situated on the river Thames. The city is very old and beautiful. It was founded more than two thousand years ago. Traditionally London is divided into several parts: the City, the Westminster, the West End and the East End. The City is the oldest part of London, its financial and business centre. The Westminster is the aristocratic official part of London. It includes Buckingham Palace, where the Queen lives, and the Houses of Parliament.
Every visitor to London knows who is Madame Tussaud's. And almost every visitor has seen her, an old lady of 81, standing at the entrance of her own exhibition. She is made of wax, like all the models of people in this museum. “200 Years” room covers the history of Madame Tussaud’s over the last two centuries. There are also other rooms, such as: “Legends and Superstars”, rooms with popular music singers, the members of royal families and military leaders. There is the “Chamber of Horrors” which amuses visitors very much. “The Spirit of London” is a magnificent journey through London’s history. It’s not easy to tell about all interesting things one can see in the museum. This is the place that is worth visiting.
Museum of the Moving Image – MOMI is located on Southern coast of Thames. Unique museum of cinema and television. MOMI was opened on 15 September 1988 by Prince Charles and became an instant international hit and winning 18 awards.
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St. James’s Park St. James’s Park, The oldest park. there are many trees, grass, flowers and water. It has been based in 1531 by king Henry III. Today the set of squirrels, and also waterfowls live in park.
Green Park Located between the Buckingham and Piccadilly. Green-park is an excellent place where it is possible to sit on a grass, having substituted the person to the sun. Green-park is considered today one of the most silent, quiet and cozy. Before the park was royal hunting grounds, but in 1826 it has been opened for general public.
Hyde Park Two most known features of the Hyde park is the lake Serpentine which is widely used for swimming and driving by boats. The park is divided onto two parts by the Streamer and borders on Kensington Gardens; till now them often Serpentine as the Hyde park part, they have been technically separated since 1728 when Queen Keroline has separated them from the Hyde park.
Regent’s Park The Regent's Park — one of Royal Parks of London. Located in northern part of the Center of London, partially in Westminster and partially in Camden. You can visit Regent's Park where you will find London Zoo, a boating lake and an open-air theatre, where in summer you can enjoy Shakespeare's plays.
London Zoo The London zoo of the London zoological society (ZSL London Zoo) — the oldest zoo in the world which is engaged in research activity. It has created in London on April, 27th, 1828. It is located in northern part of Regent's Park (Regent's Canal proceeds through it)
Kensington Gardens Gardens of Kensington, Palace Kensington former private gardens — one of Royal Parks of London, located in the west from the Hyde park. Mostly lies in the city territory of Westminster, but the small western part belongs to Royal Small town Kensington and Chelsea. Cultural mentions For generations of British children park – a book scene of action about Peter Pen, a prelude of the well-known history in Neverland. For the first time about fairies of a garden Thomas Tikels in 1722 in a poem «Gardens of Kensington» has written. Both the book, and the hero are immortalized by Peter Pan's located in park the statue.