The UK is situated on the British Isles, north-west of the European continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the North sea. Where is the UK? The official name of the UK is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". The official name of the UK is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Great Britain Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland If you look at the full name of the UK, you will see that the UK includes Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales If you look at the full name of the UK, you will see that the UK includes Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales People in the UK are called British although they have different nationalities
What have I done for you, England, my England? What is there I would not do, England, my own? With your glorious eyes austere, As the Lord were walking near, Whispering terrible things and dear As the Song on your bugles blown, England Round the world on your bugles blown!
There are always a lot of people and pigeons on the square. Every winter there is a big Christmas tree which is a gift from Norway in the middle of the square. On New Years Eve people gather around the tree. In the middle of the square there is Admiral Nelsons Column. There are always a lot of people and pigeons on the square. Every winter there is a big Christmas tree which is a gift from Norway in the middle of the square. On New Years Eve people gather around the tree. In the middle of the square there is Admiral Nelsons Column.
Trafalgar Square is the popular place for political rallies and meetings. The Admiral Lord Nelsons statue surveys the memorial to his great naval victory in The Admirals statue looks towards the House of Parliament. To the other side of the column are fountains.
This is the Queens home. It was built in There is a great collection of paintings Buckingham Palace is the best known royal palace in the world. It was build in When Her Majesty the Queen is in the residence, the Royal Standard flutters over the east front. The palace is open to public in August and September.
The Queen of Great Britain The Queen of Great Britain is Elizabeth II. Her husband is Duke of Edinburgh. They have got 4 grown-up children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The Queen of Great Britain is Elizabeth II. Her husband is Duke of Edinburgh. They have got 4 grown-up children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
It was built between 1895 and This is the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop and the leading Roman Catholic Church in England. Its bell tower is 84 metres high. It was built between 1895 and This is the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop and the leading Roman Catholic Church in England. Its bell tower is 84 metres high.
Houses of Parliament stands on the River Thames at Westminster. It begun in 1840 after a Great Fire of London. It is officially known as the Palace of Westminster. The complex includes the House of Commons, the House of Lords, Westminster Hall, and the 320 foot high Clock Tower. It contains the world famous sight Big Ben.
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. 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, the big clock tower, is the symbol of London. It strikes hours
The Tower of London The Tower has been part of the capitals history for the past 900 years. The fortress first built by William the Conqueror as a citadel, royal palace, seat of the government. The Tower now protects the Crown Jewels.
The Tower of London has been a fortress, a palace, an arsenal, a mint, a prison, an observatory, a zoo, the home of the Crown Jewels and a tourist attraction.
St Pauls Cathedral is the spiritual centre of the City. It was first built in The present building is the fifth cathedral to built built on the site. The architect of the baroque-style building was Sir Christopher Wren. St Pauls Cathedral `is a fitting final place for many of the nations heroes.
St.Pauls Cathedral is a famous building too. Prince Charles and Princess Diana married here in St.Pauls Cathedral is a famous building too. Prince Charles and Princess Diana married here in 1981.
There are big red buses called double- deckers in London. People sit upstairs and downstairs on these buses. Tourists like them very much. There are big red buses called double- deckers in London. People sit upstairs and downstairs on these buses. Tourists like them very much.
Taxis in London are old-fashioned black cars. Taxis
Thames flows through London. The River Thames is 338 km long. It is 245 m wide here. Even big seaships can visit London. Thames flows through London. The River Thames is 338 km long. It is 245 m wide here. Even big seaships can visit London.
Piccadilly Piccadilly is the centre of entertainment. It is the meeting point of six streets. Here you can find the most expensive shops, restaurants and entertainment places. This centre was created in 1980s.
The British, in the words of Napoleon, is 'a nation of shopkeepers. They are also a country of compulsive shoppers. They love to shop! It is their number one leisure activity and accounts for around 37% of all money spent in England.
The main shopping street in many towns is called the High Street, where you should head for if you want to go shopping. A few small shops are owned by local people. Most are owned by national 'chains' of stores. This makes many town centres look the same. Some towns also have street markets where fresh food and cheap goods can be bought. Away from the town centre, small 'corner' shops provide groceries to local customers.
High Street – the main shopping street in every city and town
Time to go shopping Peak shopping days are Saturdays and Sundays. Shops are generally open on Bank Holidays. Bank Holidays are a great time to shop as there are many sales on especially around Easter and Christmas.
Shopping Hours In England, most retail shops are generally open 6 or 7 days a week.
Typical opening times are: Mondays - Saturdays 9 am to 5:30 pm Some shopping centres stay open until 8 pm or later. Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm (or 11 am to 5 pm) Sunday shopping has become popular in recent years and most large shops in towns are open for business. Shops are only allowed to trade for 6 hours on Sundays. Large supermarkets are open for 24 hours except for Sundays. Many supermarkets and superstores otherwise open from 8am until 10pm from Mondays to Saturdays and 10 am to 4 pm (or 11 am to 5pm) on Sundays.
Public Holidays / Bank Holidays On public holidays some shops open and some shops do not. As a general rule banks will be closed, most supermarkets and large stores will be open (although with reduced Sunday opening hours), and in larger towns many shops will open. Bank Holiday Shop opening times 10am to 4pm (or 11am to 5pm) Over the Christmas and New Year period, all shops are closed on Christmas Day (December 25) and a some shops are closed on New Year's Day (January 1). However, an increasing number of shops are now opening on Boxing Day (December 26), which is when many start their 'New Year' sales. It is likely that most shopping centres will be closed on Easter Sunday and there will be reduced shopping hours on Easter Monday (often from either 10 or 11 o'clock in the morning).
In Villages Some rural shops still follow the tradition of an early closing day (usually Wednesday) when the shops close at 1.00pm.
Banking Hours The major high street banks in England and Wales are Lloyds, Barclays, Midland and National Westminster (Nat West). In Scotland they are the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank. Generally Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Some branches stay open until 5:30 pm, and a few are open Saturday morning. Most banks will have an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) outside the bank where you can draw out money with a credit or cash card. Many of these are available to use 24 hours a day, but some do still close for a few hours during the night.
Bluewater is the largest out of town shopping development in Europe, located in a disused chalk pit at Dartford in Kent. With more than 300 shops and parking for 13,000 cars, it attracts around 30 million visitors each year. Open: Monday to Friday: 10am – 9pm Saturday: 9am – 8pm Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Shopping in London London has over 40,000 shops and 26 major street markets to choose from. Oxford Street (Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus) Oxford Street, London's busiest shopping street, is in the heart of the city's West End. It is the place for buying souvenirs, clothes, and so on.
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