London

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Dátum: 05.05.2012
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London
The capital city of England and Great Britain is London. It is an exciting city of traditions, historic buildings, monuments, theatres, parks and interesting museums. It lies on the river  Thames.

Central London consists of three main areas. The City is the oldest with the Tower and Tower Bridge. In the past the Tower used to be a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison. Many famous people in English history were imprisoned and put to death there. Now the Tower is a musem of arms. It is also the place where the crown jewels are kept. Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in London. St. Paul´s Cathedral, the greatest of English churches was built ba the famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren.
The second area of London is Westminster with its Royal Palaces and Government offices. Westminster Abbey is the centre of this area.

It has been the coronation church of almost all English kings and most of them are buried there. There is also Poet´s Corner, the burial place of many famous English poets. Close by Westminster Abbey stands the Palace of Westminster known as the Houses of Parliament. The Houses of Parliament are the seat of the British Parliament. The Parliamentary session begins in November. During the time Parliament is in session a flag flies at the top of the Big Ben tower clock which is famous for its accuracy. Another place of interest for visitors to London is Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the British royal family in the City of Westminster. Every day at 11, 30 the Queen´s Guard in full dress uniform perform the ceremony of changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace. The royal standard is flown when the sovereign is in residence.

The residence of the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown can be found at 10 Downing Street. It is the palce where the meetings of the Cabinet are held.
The third area of central London is the West End, famous for shops and entertainment. There we can find most of London´s theatres, cinemas and nightclubs. One of the most interesting streets of London, where especially young people like to wander, is Carnaby Street.

One of the largest squares is Trafalgar Square with the statue of admiral Nelson in the middle. On the northern side of Trafalgar Square there is the National Gallery built in the classic style. The Tate Gallery is another big gallery containing modern art. Among the most famous London museums, the Vitoria and Albert museum, and the British museum should be mentioned. Thousands of visitors visit Madam Tussaud´s museum every year. Waxworks of famous people from all the world can be found there. London ha s a large number of parks and gardens. 
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