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London has got 162 interesting places. Here are some of them Big Ben Interesting places of London
The square was originally called Charing. Later it became known as Charing Cross, after a memorial cross on the square. The nearby underground station - is still named Charing Cross. TRAFALGAR SQUARE
The new design for a large square was done by the architect Sir Charles Barry, who is best known for his Houses of Parliament. TRAFALGAR SQUARE
In the center of the square there is the tall Nelson's Column.It was built to commemorate the victory of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson over the French fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st of October 1805. Nelson was fatally wounded during that famous battle off the Spanish coast TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Buckingham Palace is the Queen's official and main royal London home. It has been the official London residence of Britain's monarchy since 1837. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live there. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
The Queen has other homes too including Windsor Castle and A flag on the Palace means that the Queen is at home. Balmoral in Scotland.
Changing of the Guard is a colorful ceremony when a new guard exchanges duty with the old guard. It lasts 30 minutes. The Guard at Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is devided into two divisions: the Buckingham Palace Division and the St. James’s Palace Division. CHANGING OF THE GUARD
The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster is named Saint Stephen's Tower. It is known as the Big Ben. The tower is one of London's most famous landmarks. BIG BEN
The clock inside the tower was the world's largest when it was put in the middle of the 19th century. The name Big Ben refers to the clock's hour bell, the largest of the clock's five bells. The clock was the largest in the world and is still the largest in Great-Britain. The clock faces have a diameter of almost 25ft (7.5m). BIG BEN
St. Paul's Cathedral has had an eventful history. Five different churches were built at this site. The first church of the apostle Paul, dates back to 604 AD when King Ethelbert of Kent built a wooden church. At the end of the 7th century, the church was built in stone by Erkenwald, Bishop of London. ST.PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
In 962 and again in 1087, the cathedral was destroyed by fire, but each time it was rebuilt. By that time, it had become one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. The dome is 111 meters (366 ft) high and 66,000 ton in weight . Eight arches support the dome. On top of the dome is a large lantern . The architect of the present cathedral is Sir Christopher Wren. ST.PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
The name 'Piccadilly' originates from a 17th century frilled collar named piccalilli. Roger Baker, a tailor who became rich making piccadils lived in the area. The word 'Circus' refers to the round square. PICCADILLY CIRCUS
In 1880-ies the square became a busy traffic junction. This made Piccadilly Circus attractive for advertisers, who installed London's first illuminated billboards here in 1895. For some time the square was surrounded by billboards, creating London's version of Times Square, but currently only one building still carries large displays. PICCADILLY CIRCUS
THE TOWER OF LONDON The Tower of London was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1066. It is a very big castle. It is the oldest place in London. It was a castle, a zoo, a prison and a museum.
THE TOWER OF LONDON The Tower of London is closely associated with many important events in English history. Many notable people lost their head here. The most famous things in the Tower of London are the Crown Jewels. They have the biggest diamond in the world – the «Star of Africa».
It is very beautiful with its green trees and colourful flowers and the view of Buckingham Palace
There you will find a rose garden, several children’s playgrounds, a lake and a theatre.
The Tower bridge was designed by Horace Jones and built in 1894. Nearly 450 workers were involved in the construction of the 265 meter long bridge. At the time many people disliked its Victorian Gothic design, but over time the bridge became one of London's most famous symbols. THE TOWER BRIDGE
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 2012 Olympic rings are pictured on the Tower Bridge in central London. THE TOWER BRIDGE
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