Buckingham Palace is the most famous of London's many palaces. in the 18th , it is located at the end of the Mall, one of London's roads. The Queen and her family live in a part of the palace. Other parts can be visited by tourists. The Changing of the Guard is a that takes place every day.
The Tower of London is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The of several buildings around a central tower . It is situated on the northern of the River Thames . For many centuries the Tower of London as a . Among the most famous prisoners were the Sir Walter Raleigh and Anne Boleyn, one of Henry VIII's wives who was there. Today visitors are able to see the Crown Jewels of England which were originally by Beefeaters and the Tower's .
Tower of London
The Tower Bridge , near the Tower of London, may be London's most . The bridge is over a hundred years old and can be raised to let ships pass through. The two towers and the that connects them give visitors a great view of London.
St. Paul's Cathedral was in the 17th century by the great English architect Sir Christopher Wren after the original building had been by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It has the largest in the world after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey is located near the Houses of Parliament. Since its construction by William the in 1066 almost all of the country's kings and queens have been crowned there. and famous people are in the abbey . Among them are Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton.
The Houses of Parliament are located in the city of Westminster the River Thames . Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords hold their meetings in the palace. Big Ben , the clock tower's famous bell , has been since the middle of the 19th century .
Houses of Parliament
The city of London is well known for its large and beautiful parks. Hyde Park is the largest of London's parks. It is about 2 km long and over 1 km wide. Hyde Park is a popular area for free time activities, including jogging, running and horse riding. Speaker's Corner, near the north-eastern of Hyde Park is a place where Londoners and listen to people who talk about all kinds of things. The Serpentine is a large lake where people can go swimming or . London has many other parks, including St. James's Park, with a great view of Buckingham Palace, and Green Park.
The Serpentine in Hyde Park
Greenwich is a famous in the eastern part of London. Tourists either take a Thames boat ride there or go by the Dockland's Light Railway. Greenwich is famous for British history. The National Maritime Museum shows from a time when Britain was the world's biggest sea power.
The Royal Observatory has a and a museum with a of and navigational instruments. The of the world goes through the observatory. It the world into an eastern and western .
Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum
A giant Ferris wheel rises 135 m high on the south of the River Thames. It was built as a part of London's celebrations . Each egg-shaped can take up to 25 passengers. A complete turn of the wheel takes 30 minutes.
One of the royal family's is the largest castle in the world. It lies about 30 km west of London. In the course of history it has been changed several times.
The fruit and vegetable market is always a , especially during weekends and in the summertime. Today it is known for its cafes, restaurants, pubs and street performers .