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Мade by Yakovleva Dasha, pupil of the 7-th form Teacher: Kiseleva N. N.
The flag of London features the red cross of St. George and the sword of St. Paul in the canton. It was adopted in 1380.
The coat of arms of the City of London features the shield and the dragon supporters. According to one of the legends the dragon lived in the Thames many years ago and guarded the city.
The NELSONS COLUMN on TRAFALGAR SQUARE was erected in 1843 to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelsons victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in The column is 51 m tall and four majestic bronze lions, each 6 m long and 3.3 m high, guard the base of the column. Every year people from all parts of London gather here to celebrate New Year.
BIG BEN AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT were built after the old palace was burnt down in The building contains the House of Lords. On the corner next to Westminster bridge stands St. Stephens Tower, which houses the famous bell, Big Ben, which chimes the hours.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM is one of the worlds largest and most important museums of human history and culture. It was established in 1753 and was based largely on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. Now the British Museum is home to 7 million objects from all continents and has 94 exhibition galleries.
THE TOWER OF LONDON was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror to protect the city. The Tower is famous for its prisoners, such as Sir Thomas More and Guy Fawkes. The Crown Jewels are kept in the confines of the Tower and it is guarded by the Yeoman Warders popularly known as Beefeaters.
10 DOWNING STREET is named after Sir George Downing who built houses here in the 17th century. 10 with its famous black front door has been the official residence of Britains Prime Minister since 1732, when Kind George II presented the property to Sir Robert Walpole, Britains first Prime Minister.
THE BRITISH AIRWAYS LONDON EYE is the largest observation wheel in the world. It was created as a millennium landmark. It towers 135 m over the Thames River and carries 800 passengers at a time on a thirty-minute ride. The London Eye offers visitors views up to 40 km.
ST. PAULS CATHEDRAL was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1709 and is considered to be Londons fourth St. Pauls Cathedral. It rises 108 m to the cross at its summit, and its dome is the second biggest dome in the world, after St. Peters in Rome. It is the seat of the Bishop of London.
PICCADILLY CIRCUS is a major traffic intersection and a busy meeting point. It is famous for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, the Shaftsbury memorial fountain and the statue known as Eros (sometimes called The Angel of Christian Charity).
BUCKINGHAM PALACE is the Queens official London residence. Built in 1761 to George III. The 600 room palace has been used by royalty since Londons most popular spectacle is Changing the Guard. It takes place in the forecourt and lasts about 30 minutes.
WESTMINSTER ABBEY was started in about 1045 by King Edward I, who consolidated Norman influences and the United Kingdom. The abbey continues as an active site of worship today. It is the site of coronation for the English monarchy. It contains many royal tombs, memorials to famous men and women.
ALBERT HALL a grand concert hall famous for its classical music concerts. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM The national collection of fossils and living plants, and animals, minerals, gems, meteorites.
COVENT GARDEN TOWER BRIDGE A unique drawbridge across the Thames The Royal Opera House
ST. JAMESS PARK The oldest London park with excellent views of Buckingham Palace HARRODS The most illustrious and exclusive department store
1.What is London? 2.What sights are there in London? 3.What does the flag of London symbolize? 4.What is the coat of arms of the City of London? 5.Would you like to visit London? Why? Why not?