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Paul’s Cathedral
- one of the largest cathedrals in the world, which was built by Christopher Wren in the 17th century
- known for its Whispering Gallery – you can clearly hear what is whispered on the opposite side
- prince Charles and lady Diana were married there

The monument
- commemorates the Great Fire of London (1666)

b) The City of Westminster
· the centre of political and administrative life
· there are many banks, many outstanding sights

The Houses of Parliament
- are situated on the left bank of the Thames
- the houses was built in Gothic style

Big Ben
- tower of the House of Parliament
- a famous clock – tower with massive bell, made in 1858
- it’s named after a rather fat member of Parliament a minister sir Benjamin Hall
- tower is 97 metres high


Westminster Abbey
- was built in the 11th century
- many kings and queens were crowned here
- Poet’s Corner – writers, dramatists, scholars, poets are buried here (for example Isaac Newton)

Buckingham Palace
- is the residence of Queen’s family
- the changing of the guard is a popular event
- on the square in front of it there is the Queen Victoria Monument

Shopping centres of London
- Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street
Harrods – big department
Another shops – WH Smith, Marks and Spencer
No. 10, Downing Street
- is the Prime Minister’s residence – Tony Blair

Whitehall
- government offices are situated in this street

Hyde Park
- one of the best – know London parks – there is Speaker’s Corner
- a large green area, you can come and relax, have picnic, some people go fishing in the Serpentine (lake) or boating as well. Lots of people go for long walks and jogging there on Sundays
- next parks: Regent’s park (contains London’s ZOO – 6 000 animals),
Kensington Park, Battersea park, St. James’s park (is the oldest one),
Kensington Gardens

Museums and galleries:
The National Gallery
- is situated in Trafalgar square
- paintings by great European artists + British paintings and sculptures

The British Museum
- the biggest collection of all kinds of
animals, minerals, rocks

Theatres and music halls:
- there are about 100 theatres in London
The Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Albert Hall - the main concert hall
The Queen Elizabeth Hall

The National Theatre, The Old Vic, The Royal Shakespeare Company

Piccadilly Circus -most famous square in London
Trafalgar Square
- there are Nelson’s Column, 2 fountains, pigeons, meetings and demonstrations

Madame Tussaud´s Museum
- wax figures, famous tourist attraction, about 4 000 figures,

Wimbledon
- the greatest tennis championship in the world is held there
Wembley
- international football matches.
 
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