London is the capital of Great Britain and the 9th largest city in the world. It is situated on the river Thames. It is really 3 cities - City of London, City of Westminster and City of Southwark. The population of London is about 7 million people.
London has the over-elaborate traffic - for example there is the oldest underground in the world. The most popular forms of transport are the underground, bus and the taxi. The speciality of London traffic is a red double - decker bus for tourists. You can take the sightseeing tour in London by this bus. There are 3 airports in London - the biggest is Heathrow, then Gatwick and Stansted.
London is famous not only as the capital of Great Britain, but as a seat of Royal family and as a city with many places of interest.
The most interesting places of interest are:
Buckingham Palace – This is one of the most visited places in London. It is the most famous as a residence of the Royal family. The history of this building goes back as far as to 18th Century, when it was built by Duke of Buckingham as a country house. It became Queen´s residence since year 1837.
St. Paul´s Cathedral – The main reasons why people visit this one of the largest cathedrals in the world are Poet´s Corner and Whispering Gallery. At Poet´s Corner are buried a lot of famous English writers and other famous people, such as G. Chaucer, Ch. Wren and it is said, that W. Shakespeare too, but it´s not proved by scientists.
Whispering Gallery is a place, where you can clearly hear, what is whispered on the opposite side, even if you stand 32,5 meters away from the person who whispered.
The Tower of London – It is situated near the river Thames and the Tower of Bridge. It was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century. Since then it was a fortress, a royal palace, a prison and even the royal zoo. Nowadays it is the museum where Crown jewels are kept. The Houses of Parliament – It was built in the Gothic style even though it was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666 as well as St. Paul´s Cathedral. Now it´s the seat of the British Parliament. The part of it is also the clock tower Big Ben named after one of the ministers – Benjamin Hall.
10 Downing Street – The official home of every Prime Minister of England. The speciality is that current Prime Minister Tony Blair does not live here, because he has very big family.
Westminster Abbey – It is an excellent example of Gothic architecture which dates back to 11th Century.
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