Content The Queen of Great Britain River Thames THE WORLD LAGEST PORT LONDON AS A CULTURAL CENTRE The Houses of Parliament Big Ben Buckingham Palace The Tower of London Imperial State Crown Beefeaters Double-deckers
London capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and also England, the largest city on British isles
The Queen of Great Britain The Queen of Great Britain is Elizabeth II. Her husband is Duke of Edinburgh
River Thames Thames flows through London. The River Thames is 338 km long. It is 245 m wide here. Even big seaships can visit London.
THE WORLD LAGEST PORT The existence of London depended on its water-born trade which still makes London one of the worlds largest ports. Historical and geographical circumstances have turned London into one of the worlds most important commercial and cultural centre.
LONDON AS A CULTURAL CENTRE London has many different faces. -There is the West End, a fashionable shopping and entertainment centre, where, mostly, well-to-do people live. -There is Mayfair stretching from the West End along Park Lane to Marble Arch.
- There are Houses of Parliament built on the banks of the Thames at Westminster.
The Houses of Parliament This big palace is the most famous building in the world – the British Parliament. The building is 280 metres long. There are more than 1000 rooms.
Big Ben Possibly the most famous clock face and chimes in the world, Big Ben is actually the name of the biggest bell (13.5 tons) inside The Clock Tower (320ft) which forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1858/9 the bell was named after one Sir Benjamin Hall and when it was cast it was Britains heaviest bell.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the London home of The Queen and Prince Philip. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to take up residence here after the architect John Nash transformed it from Buckingham House into a palace
The Tower of London The Tower of London is one of the worlds most famous buildings, and now welcomes two million visitors each year. It has been a palace, a prison, a royal mint and even a zoo! Today the 18 acre riverside site is home to the Crown Jewels, (sometimes popularly known as Beefeaters, who are the traditional guards at the tower) and the legendary ravens.
Imperial State Crown The Towers greatest treasure is the Imperial State Crown. There are diamonds on it.
Beefeaters The quards of the Tower are called Beefeaters. The legend says that if the ravens leave, the Tower and the country will fall
Double-deckers There are big red buses called double- deckers in London. People sit upstairs and downstairs on these buses. Tourists like them very much.
English flag Sv. Georgiya St. Andrey's Scottish flag St. Patrick's cross The flag London is formed by imposing of the Scottish flag of St. Andrey, St. George's English flag and St. Patrick's Cross
Test 1. What color are the double-decker buses in London? a) Red b) Green c) White 2. Is it true that London is the fifth largest city in the world? a) Yes b) No 3. London is the capital of….. a) USA b) Australia c) UK 4. Why is London one of the worlds most important commercial and cultural centre?
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