by Iryna Melnyk
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, was founded 2000 years ago by the Romans as Londinium.
Buckingham Palace is where the Queen lives. 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.
Who lives in Buckingham Palace today?
Buckingham Palace is not only the home of the Queen and Prince Philip but also the London residence of the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward and his wife) and their daughter.
History of Buckingham Palace…
Buckingham Palace was originally a grand house built by the Dukes of Buckingham for his wife. George IV began transforming it into a palace in 1826.
Changing of the Guard
Trafalgar Square, the largest square in London, is often considered the heart of London.
Ever since the Middle Ages, Trafalgar Square has been a central meeting place. At the middle of the square stands a tall column, a monument honoring admiral Nelson.
At the center of the square is the tall Nelson's Column
St. Martin-in-the-FieldsAt the north-east corner is the St. Martin-in-the-Fields parish church.
The clock was the largest in the world and is still the largest in Great-Britain.
The structure was designed by the architectural team of David Marks and Julia Barfield, husband and wife.
Visitors travel in the ceapsuls. Each one holds about 20 people.
View over the City from the London Eye
London Telephone Booth
St. Pancras Station
London Double deckers
Royal Naval College