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What is London ? How old is it ? How many people live there ? What are the most famous places in London ?
London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland It was founded more than one thousand years ago More than eight million people live there. There are many interesting places to visit: Trafalgar square, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge Big Ben, Buckingham Palace London is famous for its museums, galleries and parks
Big Ben is a great attraction of tourists. They want to see the clock in its tower and to hear the bells. Big Ben is really a bell. You can hear it every hour.
The House of Parliament is a very large building which stands near the Thames. It has two tall towers at the corners of the building and one of them is the Clock Tower.
Westminster Abbey is the most famous church in England. It was built by King Edward in 1065. The coronation of all British Kings and Queens takes place in it. Some famous English people are also buried here.
You can see the Tower of London from the river Thames. The tower is very old. It has a long and cruel history. The Tower was King’s palace, prison, zoo. Now it is a museum. Where one can see treasure of British monarchy.
Buckingham Palace is the place where British Queen Elizabeth II lives. When the Queen is at home we can see the flag above the palace.
Trafalgar square is the center of London. In the center of square we can see Nelson Column in honor of admiral Nelson who defeated Napoleon fleet in 1805. There are four bronze lions around the column.