Sights of London The Tower of London Tower Bridge The Houses of Parliament St. Pauls Cathedral Big Ben Buckingham Palace Westminster Abbey
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 it is home to the Crown Jewels, (sometimes popularly known as Beefeaters, who are the traditional guards at the tower) and the legendary ravens.
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge was completed in Now, it is one of London's most unusual and exciting attractions. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name It has become an iconic symbol of London.
The Houses of Parliament Home of the British Government, the building is actually called the Palace of Westminster, but is more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. These are the elected House of Commons and the House of Lords.
The most famous part of Westminster is the elegant clock tower called Big Ben. Clock is one of the largest in the world. Big Ben is symbol of Great Britain and widely known all over the world.
St. Pauls Cathedral Work on this, the most impressive church in London began in 1675 to a design by SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN. It was built to replace old St Paul's which was destroyed by the GREAT FIRE OF LONDON in The present building has been luckier. It survived the World War II bombings which flattened a great many of the surrounding buildings.
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.
Westminster Abbey An architectural masterpiece of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, Westminster Abbey. It has been the setting for every coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the life of the nation.