London

19. března 2018 v 8:00 | Another |  Maturita Anglický jazyk

London

London, the capital of United Kingdom and Commonwealth is situated in the southern part of England. It lies on the river Thames, that's why it is known for having plenty of bridges. It covers are of 1,572 km2 and has around 8.5 million inhabitants. It is one of the largest cities in the world. London is one of the world's most important financial and cultural centers. It is the seat of Monarch, Parliament and the Government. London is the centre of cultural, political and social activities. Tourists come here at all seasons of the year to visit the monuments, museums, galleries and also theaters. London can be divided into four main parts: the City of London is the oldest part, but also a very small part. It's a business, financial and economic centre. There are a lot of banks, such as the Bank of England, government offices and also known London Struck Exchange. The City of Westminster is known as the centre of political and administrative life of Great Britain. It's also known as historical centre. West End is the shopping and entertainment centre with many shops, theaters, cinemas and clubs. East End used to be poor dockland area, but it's being renovated and now it's rapidly developing area.
London transport is one of high quality. It's famous for its red double-decker buses, though now they ride in the historical parts only. Another alternative would be London's underground, often called the Tube, which is the quickest and easiest way to get around central London. Taxis are a very popular means of transport in London. You can also travel by river buses. There are two airports in London-Heathrow and Gatwick.
Now I should speak about some places of interest, I would start with the tower bridge, which is a bridge with two towers at each end. There are many exhibitions in the towers. The bridge is opening in the middle to allow tall ships through. The Tower of London was once a royal palace, then prison, and even a royal zoo. Nowadays is a museum and famous for the Bloody Tower, Traitor's Gate, the ravens, Crown Jewels that are kept there, the Armories and the Yeoman Warders called Beefeaters. Saint Paul's Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. In the 1981 Charles and Diana were married there. After climbing 311 steps, you have a marvelous view from top of the monument. The Houses of Parliament is located on the left bank of the river Thames and it is home of British Government. It is divided into two parts House of Commons and House of Lords, it has about one thousand rooms and three kilometers of corridor. Big Ben is the bell of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. It was made and called after Sir Benjamin Hall, one of the ministers, whom did people call Big Ben. Westminster Abbey is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the city of Westminster. Many English Kings and Queens have been crowned there and buried there. Buckingham palace is the London home of the Queen. Since 1993 parts of the palace have been opened to public, including the Queen's picture gallery. Downing Street 10 has been the official residence of the Prime Minister since 1715. The London Eye is the giant Ferris wheel on the south bank of the river Thames. It is also known as the Millennium wheel. Trafalgar Square is a public square in the city of Westminster, built around the area formally known as Charring Cross. It is named after the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain. The square has been used for community gathering and political demonstrations, annual celebrations on New Year's Eve. The National Gallery is in Trafalgar square. It houses paintings by nearly all the great European artists and a large collection of British paintings and sculptures. The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. It houses the biggest collection of all kinds of animals and minerals and rocks. There is a collection of fine and applied arts of all countries, periods and styles. The British Museum's library is the largest in the world. Kew Gardens are the Royal Botanical Gardens with the largest collection of living plants in the world. Sherlock Holmes Museum is a museum of the famous fictional detective who appears in stories written by Sir Doyle. The museum is located at 221 Baker Street. And if you are looking for cinemas and theaters, Soho is the right place for that. Some other places are for example Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, etc.
There are many parks and open spaces in London. Green space consists of eight Royal Parks. The largest parks in the center are of London are three of the eight Royal parks, namely Hyde Park and its neighbor Kensington Gardens in the west and Regent's Park to the north. Hyde Park in particular is popular for sports and sometimes hosts open-air concerts. Regent's Park contains London Zoo, the world's oldest scientific zoo, and is near the tourist attraction of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
 

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1 Fan Fan | Web | 19. března 2018 v 8:57 | Reagovat

"It is divided into two parts House of Commons and House of Lords, it has about one thousand rooms and three kilometers of corridor." - Interesting! :) This is good information. :)

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2 whyihatemylife whyihatemylife | 19. března 2018 v 17:08 | Reagovat

[1]: Thank you :)

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