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  1. LONDON 1

  2. LONDON • The capital of the U.K • London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe • Ithas a populationof 7,172,036 (2001) Itis situatedin the southeast of England. • London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the Tube. • Itis the largest port ofEnglandaswell 2

  3. The partsofLondon City ofLondon( the City) – the oldest part with a lotofhistoricalmonuments City ofWestminter– is the centre ofbusiness and governmentoffices West End - the placeforentertainment, lotsoftheatres, cinemas and nightclubs are foundthere East End - used to be a slum in the 19th centurywhereonly poor peoplelived

  4. The Tower of London • The Tower was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror • Itused to be a fortress, royalpalace and a prison • Nowadaysitis a museumwhere the Crown Jewels are kept. 4

  5. TOWER BRIDGE • Oneof the most famousLondonbridges • It is close to the TowerofLondon • Itbecame a symbol of London. • Itconsistsoftwotowers • Middle part can be open to let big ships to pass. 5

  6. Buckingham Palace • The Londonresidenceof the BritishQueen Elizabeth II and herroyalfamily Outside you can see the ceremonyof Changingthe Guardeverydayat 11.30 6

  7. The HousesofParliament • The real name for this building is the Palace of Westminster • Itis the seatoftheBritishparliamentconsistingoftwochambers - The HouseofCommonsand HouseofLords 7

  8. BIG BEN • the clocktowerknownforitsaccuracy • Itstandsnext to the HousesofParliament 8

  9. St. Paul's Cathedral • The originalbuildingwasdestroyed in the GreatFireofLondon in 1666 • Itwasrebuilt by a famousarchitectSir Christopher Wren • the second largest church in the world

  10. Westminster Abbey • the coronation church of all English kings an queens • It was built by the King Edward in 1065 • Many famous poets of England are buried there in Poet ś Corner 10

  11. DOWNING STREET • The residenceoftheBritishPrime Minister • he lives in Downing Street 10 • The present Prime Minister isDavidCameron 11

  12. Trafalgar Square • It´s the most famous square in London and a tourist attraction • There are lots of fountains, statues and pigeons • On the square there is the National Gallery 12

  13. Nelson´s Column • It´s in the middle of Trafalgar Square • The Statue of Admiral Nelson commemorates the victory over Napoleon 13

  14. PICCADILLY CIRCUS • AnotherfamousbusyLondonsquare and a meeting point • In the centre of the square there is the statue of Eros – Godof Love 14

  15. LONDON EYE • The most populartouristattraction • Opened in 2000, was built for the Millennium celebration • is located on the bank of the River Thames. Originally wascalled The Millennium Wheel 15

  16. Londonmuseums and galleries Madame Tussaud´s – wax figures of many famous people from all over the world can be found there National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

  17. Parks • There are many parks in London. • Regent´s Parkwith the zoo • St. James´s Park • the most famous - Hyde Park with Speakers´ Corner. Anybody can make a speech about any topic • People can even criticise government policy or queen 17

  18. Typical for London: • Black cabs or taxis • Red double-decker buses • The underground in London is the oldest underground in the world. • It was opened in 1863. • It is also called Tube. • Red phone boxes 18

  19. The taxi in London is: a) black • b) red • c) yellow • 2. The Queen lives in: a)TowerofLondon • b) Buckingham Palace • c) WestminsterAbbey • 3. Big Ben is part of: a) Westminster Abbey • b) The Houses of Parliament • c) Piccadilly Circus • 4. Howmanychambersdoes the BritishParliamenthave? • A two B four C six a) six • b) four • c) two • 3. QUIZ 19

  20. 5. Who was a founder of the English Protestant Church? a) Elisabeth I b) Henry VIII c) Mary Stuart 6. Where are the Crown Jewels kept? a) In National Gallery b) Tower of London c) St. Paulś Cathedral 7. Which is the coronation church of the English kings? a) Westminster Palace b) Buckingham Palace c) Westminster Abbey 8.The statue of Eros can be found in? a) Piccadilly Circus b) Hyde Park c) Trafalgar Square

  21. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION 21