London. Places of Interest
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The River Thames It is the longest river in London and the second longest one in the United Kingdom. Its total length is 215 miles and it flows into the North Sea. The river contains over 8O islands.
Tower Bridge London's Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It was built in 1894. Taking photographs of the Tower bridge is a favourite London tourist activity, but you can also go inside the bridge, where you'll have a magnificent view over London from the walkway between the two bridge towers.
The Tower of London It is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as a royal palace, a prison, an armory and even a zoo. The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey is a Gothic monastery church in London that is the traditional place of coronation and burial for English monarchs. Since 1100, there have been at least of 16 royal weddings at Westminster Abbey.
Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster is the seat of Britain's two parliamentary houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Parliament exists to challenge the work of government, approve new laws and debate government policy and current issues. It is one of the centers of political life in the United Kingdom
Big Ben The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster – officially named Saint Stephen's Tower - is commonly known as the Big Ben. "Big Ben" is the name of the bell only - not the clock, and not the tower. The bell weighs 13.5 tons. The clock was the largest in the world and is still the largest in Great Britain.
Buckingham Palace It is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. It is used to entertain guests on state, ceremonial & official occasions.
Trafalgar square It is the largest square in London. On the north side of the square is the National Gallery and to its east the St Martin's-in-the-Fields church. At the middle of the square stands a monument honoring Admiral Nelson.
St Paul’s Cathedral It embodies the spiritual life and heritage of the British people. St Paul's Cathedral is a busy working church, with hourly prayer and daily services.
British Museum It is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
National Gallery It is an art gallery in London. There you can find hundreds of the most famous and beautiful paintings in the world. It was founded in 1824. The pictures in the collection belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.
Regent's Park It is one of the Royal Park of London. The Regent's Park is the largest grass area for sports in Central London and offers a wide variety of activities, an Open Air Theatre, the London Zoo, gardens and a boating lake.
Royal Observatory, Greenwich It is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park. This Observatory played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known as the location of the prime meridian.
London Eye It is the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe. It was opened in 2000. The entire structure is 135 meters tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually.