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London geography!

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  1. London geography! London is the largest urban area and capital city of the United Kingdom. Greater Londoncovered an area of 1,579 square kilometres (610 sq mi), an area which had a population of 7,172,036 in 2001 and a population density of 4,542 people per square kilometre. A larger area, referred to as the London Metropolitan Region or the London Metropolitan Agglomeration covered an area of 8,382 square kilometres (3,236 sq mi) had a population of 12,653,500 and a population density of 1,510 people per square kilometre.[1] London is a porton the Thames (see main article Port of London), a navigable river. The river has had a major influence on the development of the city. London began on the Thames' north bank and for a long time the main focus of the city remained on the north side of the Thames. For many centuries London Bridge was the only bridge in or close to the city. When more bridges were built in the 18th century, the city expanded in all directions as the mostly flat or gently rolling countryside presented no obstacle to growth.

  2. London London is the capital of England and of the UK. On of the most famous tourist attractions is the Big Ben The Big Ben isn’t the clock on the tower, but just the bell Inside it!

  3. Buckingham Palace • Buckingham Palace is the official home of the British Monarch in London. It is also a famous tourist attraction because of the Queen’s Royal guards. Every morning at half past eleven people all over the world come to see the changing of the guards. The guards protect the Queen day and night.

  4. Parks • London is a green city with lots of parks. The most famous parks are Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Greenwich park. People often have lunch in the parks ,spend their free time and children can enjoy themselves in many pools and little lakes.

  5. London Eye • London Eye,also known as the Millennium Wheel,was built in 1999 and is a giant wheel.It is 170m high and you can see the beautiful London skyline from the top.

  6. Madame Tussaud’s • In Madame Tussaud’s waxworks museum there are wax statues of famous people.

  7. Tower of London • The Tower of London is a historic tower in the centre of London. It is 900 years old.William the Conqueror built the White Tower in 1067 by the river Thames. It was a fortress,a royal palace,and a prison. Many prisoners were executed in this tower. Now you can see the crown jewels in the Tower of London. London has many important museums such as the British Museum and the National Gallery.The National Gallery is one of the most important art galleries in the world.

  8. Thames is the river of London! • The River Thames is by far the largest river of the London area, flowing west to east across the London Basin. It is rather larger than would be expected if it only drained the basin, since its headwaters cut into the London basin through the Goring Gap and also drain parts of theCotswolds and Vale of Aylesbury. Similarly tributaries such as the Mole cut through the North Downs into the basin from the south. Further downstream the flow of the Thames is boosted by springs which open onto the riverbed where this is on chalk