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They wear the traditional black and red uniforms and every night they perform the ceremony of the Keys (the locking up the Tower for with. This tradition goes back to Middle Ages.
Another well-known buildings in the city is St. Pauls Cathedral famous for its whispering Gallery which runs around the dome. It is called so because if somebody whispers something close to the wall on one side, a person standing close to the wall on the other side can clearly hear what is said. From the top of the cathedral is a beautifull view of the London
this area is know for its royal palaces and government offices. The center of the area is Westminster Abbey - one of the biggest Roman Catholic churches in E.
Its history started in the 11th century and since then it has been a coronation church for almost all English kings and queens. Many of then are buried here, too. Close to Westminster Abbey stands the Palace of Westminster better know as the Houses of Parliament. It is situated on the left blank of the river and it’s only one Gothic building.
The West End
is famous for its shops and places of entertainment. Here we can find most of London’s theatres, cinemas, and nightclubs. The heart of London’s entertainment world is Piccadilly Circus. In the middle of this square stands the Statue of Eros. The buildings around Piccadilly are decorated with bright neons advertising goods and entertainment. It is a busy Place both at day and night. In the center of the West End is Chinatown - an attractive place for tourists who can taste traditional Chinese food here in typical Chinese restaurants. Among the most famous West End’s streets are: Oxford St., Regent‘s St., Carnaby St. /only about 100 m long, it’s full of open-air stalls selling fashion clothes - T - shirts, blue jeans, leather jackets, shoes, bags, sunglasses, records and souvenirs / very popular among Londoners and visitors/, Bond St. /well - known for its art galleries, jewellery shops and luxury goods and the famous auction house Sotheby’s/.
The East End
used to be a slum in the 19th century but after heavy bombing during the WW2 it was rebuilt. It is historically associated with Cockney dialect / understood only in this part of London and hardly comprehensible even to most of the English.
The largest square in London - Trafalgar Square
It has the statue of admiral Nelson in the middle to commemorate the victory of the British fleet over the French and Spanish Fleets in the Battle of Trafalgar Bay in 1805. Nelson was killed in this battle. Around the base of the Nelson’s Column are four stone lions.