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Summer Walking Tours of London. by Gurkova I.N. Оглавление. 1. The great London’s icons 2. Trafalgar square 3. The National Gallery 4. The Houses of Parliament 5. Westminster Abbey 6. St. Paul’s Cathedral 7. Buckingham Palace 8. The royal mews 9. The Tower of London
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Summer WalkingToursofLondon by Gurkova I.N.
Оглавление • 1. The great London’s icons • 2. Trafalgar square • 3. The National Gallery • 4. The Houses of Parliament • 5. Westminster Abbey • 6. St. Paul’s Cathedral • 7. Buckingham Palace • 8. The royal mews • 9. The Tower of London • 10. The ravens of the Tower • 11. The River Thames • 12. London Eye • 13. Nice walking • 14. The Globe • 15. Parks of London • 16. Museums of London • 17. The Tube • 18. Faces of London
Trafalgar Square • It is in the centre of London. There is the figure of Admiral Nelson on top of the 50-meter column. He is the British hero who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in1805.
It is a popular meeting place for people & pigeons. Trafalgar Square Mermaid and dolphin sculptures adorn the fountains at the base of Nelson’s column.
The National Gallery • It is one of London’s great treasures. There are more than 2300 of world’s finest paintings.
The Houses of Parliament St.Stephen tower The clock, housed in St Stephen's Tower which is one of the capital's most popular tourist attractions.Each of the four Gothic clock faces is seven meters wide.A Latin inscription is carved beneath each one -- "Domine salvam fac Reginam nostrum Victoriam primam" which means: "O Lord, save our the First."
The Houses of Parliament Real Big Ben Weight: 13.7 tonnes Height: 2.2m Diameter: 2.7m Musical note : E
WestminsterAbbey Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country,
Westminster Abbey The Abbey hasbeen the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs.
Westminster Abbey The quire is just one of the magnificent “open spaces” in the Abby
The tomb sculpture of Henry III Westminster Abbey • The tomb sculpture of Queen Elizabeth I
Westminster Abbey The throne on which British sovereigns are seated at the moment of coronation. It has been used at every coronation since 1308. There was theStone of Scone upon which the kings of Scotland are crowned; but the Stone is now being kept in Scotland.
Westminster Abbey The shrine of Edward the Confessor. The lower part dates from 1200s.
Westminster Abbey Henry VII’s Chapel
St Paul’s Cathedral The majestic St.Paul’s Cathedral was built by Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1711. Five different Churches were built at this site. The first church, dedicated to the apostle Paul, dates back to 604 AD.
St Paul’s Cathedral The beautiful view of the dome of St.Paul’s
Buckingham Palace It is the royal heart of London. Her Majesty the Queen lives here. It has served as the official residence of British Monarchy since 1837.
Buckingham Palace The Victoria Memorial stands in front of Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace It is a very popular place for tourists. The massive gilded gates are decorated with the royal symbols.
Buckingham Palace The Ceremony of the Changing of the Guard has been performed for nearly 350 years, as a symbol of the protection, given by the army to the sovereign.
Buckingham Palace It is the most popular ceremony for visitors. The dazzling-dressed guards in their red tunics, tall bearskin hats and polished black boots perform parade marches accompanied by military music.
The Tower of London It has been a royal palace, a royal mint, an arsenal, a military fortress and a prison. Now it is a great tourist attraction.
The Tower of London A royal bed-room & a dining-room.
The Tower of London King Henry VIII(1491 – 1547) • He had 6 wives and two of them were beheaded by his order • inthe Tower. He was a very important monarch. Under him Britain became richer and powerful. He became head of the Church of England.
The Tower of London Queen Elizabeth I(1533 – 1603) • She was a very popular and strong queen.She is known for saying: • “I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a King..”
The Tower of London The White Tower within the Tower of London is nearly 1000 years old.
Traitors Gate was originally known as Water Gate, but was later changed when it was used as the landing for the Crown's enemies. All important prisoners entered the Tower through this gate. The Tower of London
The Tower of London Beefeaters are tour guides and tourist attractions. In the past they guarded the crown jewels and looked after the prisoners.
The Ravens of the Tower The Ravens in the Tower of London have an important part to play in British history. The legend of the Ravens is so important that a number of ravens are kept at the Tower of London at the expenseof the British government.
The Ravens of the Tower There are 6 ravens in the Tower now. Their names are Hugine, Munin, Thor, Branwen, Gwyllum and Baldrick. To prevent the birds from flying away one of their wings is clipped by the Ravenmaster. This doesn’t hurt the raven in any way.
The River Thames The Thamesis the second longest river in the United Kingdom and the longest river entirely in England. The Thames has a length of 215 miles(346km).
London's Millennium Bridge is the first pedestrian river crossing over the Thames in central London . The River Thames
London EyeDo you like to ride on a big wheel?London Eye is just the thing!
The London Eye became one of London’s most popular landmark. London Eye It was open in 2000. It carries 5 000 000 million passengers a year in its 32 pod-like capsules.
London Eye During the 40 min. spectators can see up to 40 km in every direction on a clear day for a panoramic view of the whole London.
Nice walking Human statues – they will perform something…. …for a small donation.
Nice walking You are so glamorous!!! What do you do with such long hands???
The GlobeA modern reconstruction of the Globe, named “Shakespeare’s Globe”, opened in 1997