Wheel - колесо
Laws - законодавство
Rides – атракціони
Contain - містити
Strike - удар
Edge - край
Separate - окремий
Raise - підвищення
Rallying point – збірний пункт
Rejoicing - радість
Themed - тематичні
Imprisonment – позбавлення волі
Execution - виконання
Insignia - емблема
Borough - район
Drawbridge - підйомний міст
London is the capital of England. It’s the most beautiful place in this country.
It’s one of the world's leading business, financial, and cultural centres, and has influence on politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and art.
There’re many monuments: Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church, the Tower of London, the Royal Botanic Gardens. As a result, the city has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The most interesting attractions in London are: Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, The Tower of London, The British Museum, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery, The Victoria & Albert Museum etc.
You can walk around many interesting place.
London Eye - Millennium Wheel
It’s the tallest (135 metres) Ferris wheel in Europe and the most popular attraction in UK. At the time it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.
London Eye is located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank from the River Thames in London, England, between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
London Eye - photos
The Eye at night
The Eye from the River Thames
The Houses of Parliament
It’s the place where laws governing British life are debated and enacted. The building is in the Gothic style. The Queen rides in her State coach to Westminster to open each new session of Parliament, usually every second week in November.
The Houses of Parliament contain the bell called Big Ben that strikes the quarter.
The Houses of Parliament - photos
Tower Bridge is one of the most famous London attractions for many years.
Tower Bridge with it’s twin drawbridges, or bascules, each weighing about 1000 tons has been raised more than half a million times since it was built.
It’s close to the Tower of London. It’s very old and beautiful tower in England.
Tower Bridge - photos
Tower Bridge from the North Bank at dusk
Tower Bridge in London
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch located in the City of Westminster. It has been a rallying point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.
Today, Buckingham Palace is not only Queen's weekday home but workplace for Duke of York. There are also offices of the Royal Household in the Palace and workplace for 450 people.
Buckingham Palace – photos
The Royal Family on the balcony
Trafalgar Square is the Square in London. The orginal name used to be "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square".
The Square is a popular place. It is also famous for Nelson's Column and other statues and sculptures.
Trafalgar Square - photos
North view of Trafalgar Square.
One of the four lions guarding Nelson's Column
National Gallery is located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. It was founded in 1834 and it is one of the greatest art collections in the world.
You can watch many masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci.
Tate Gallery of Modern Art
The building was transformed from an old power station by Swiss architect at a cost of 130 million pounds.
This gallery of modern art is becoming very popular.
It features international Modern Art organized in four themed groups - "Landscape", "Still Life", "The Nude" and "History".
The Tower of London
It’s a place of imprisonment and execution and it has been used as the Royal Residence .
You can see the Royal Insignia there.
It’s located within London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is separated from the eastern edge of the City of London.
The Tower of London - photos
The Tower of London