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London the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Big Ben Its a clock in the tower and it is a big bell. You can hear it every hour. People are allowed to get inside the Tower so that they can see the work of the clock. There is no lift and there are three hundred and forty steps (340). It weighs 13.5 tons.
The Houses of Parliament It is a place where the British Government sits. It consists of three parts: the Royal Apartments, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
The Tower of London It has a long history. In the past it was a fortress, a prison, a castle and a zoo. It was built to protect the city from the enemies. There are a lot of ravens at this place. There is a legend that without them the Tower will fall. Nowadays this building is a very popular museum.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey is a symbol of England. It stands not far from the Houses of London. It was built by King Edward in 1065.
Buckingham Palace Its the London home of the Queen. Buckingham Palace was built for John, first Duke of Buckingham, between 1702 and Changing the guards takes place there. The palace is open to public.
Trafalgar Square It is the central square of London and traditional place for people to meet. All sorts of protest meetings are held there. The statue of national hero Admiral Nelson stands there.
Tower Bridge It is the oldest and famous bridge across the Thames. Originally it was made of wood by the Romans, but it was often burnt down. Later it was made of stone. Finally it was rebuilt and made of concrete.
Oxford Street It is the biggest shopping street in London. There are 548 shops in Oxford Street. Each Christmas the street is decorated with festive lights. In mid- to late November a celebrity turns on the lights and they remain on until 6 January
The Greenwich Observatory It is the centre of time and space. The prime meridian of the Earth, which divides east from west passes there.
Madame Tussauds It is a famous museum of wax figures. They have wax figures of all the famous people in the world.
The London Eye Its the biggest observation wheel in the world. It is situated on the banks of the River Thames in Central London Its height is 135 meters.
Choose the right variant: 1 ) The Tower of London is: a) a prison b) a museum c) a shop 2) Big Ben is the name of: a) the clock tower b) the palace c) the church 3) Which bridge is in London? a) Brooklyn Bridge b) Tower Bridge c) Boston Bridge 4) The Queen lives in: a) the Tower of London b) the Houses of Parliament c) Buckingham Palace
True or false: Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen. Big Ben is a beautiful London museum. Parliament consists of two Houses. Nelsons column is situated on Trafalgar Square. Changing the guard takes place near the Tower Bridge. The Tower of London used to be a palace, a fortress and a prison.