• The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar
Square in London. Founded in 1824, it houses a
collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-
13th century to 1900.
• Unlike other art museums such as the Louvre, The
National Gallery was not formed by the nationalisation
of royal or princely art collections and was started when
the British government bought 36 paintings from the
banker John Julius Angerstein in 1824. Today, It is the
fifth most visited art museum in the World.
• The pictures in the collection belong to the public and
admission to see them is free. There are special
exhibitions, lectures, video and audio-visual
programmes, guided tours for children and adults.
Notting Hill is an area in London close to
the north-western corner of Kensington
Gardens, in the Royal Borough of
Kensington and Chelsea.
It is a cosmopolitan district and it is a
fashionable area where culture and arts
are combine each other.
Notting Hill can be divided in 5 areas:
1. Ladbroke Grove
2. Notting Hill Gate
3. Portobello Road
4. Westbourne Grove
5. North Kensington
Portobello Road Market is the one of London's
best known markets, containing an antique
section and second-hand, fruit and veg and
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival
celebration of its kind in Europe.
Every year the streets of West London come
alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s
biggest street festival.
Abbey Road Studıos (A.R.S.) ıs a recordıng studıo located ın
St. John’s Wood, ın the north part of London.
It was establıshed ın November 1931 by the Gramophone
Company, a predecessor of Brıtısh musıc company EMI (ıts
A.R.S. most notable as being the venue in the 1960s for
innovative recording techniques adopted by the Beatles.
In 2009, the studıo came under threat of sale to property
develops. However, the Brıtısh Government protected the
sıte, grantıng ıt Englısh Herıtage Grade II lısted status ın 2010.
• Originally a nıne-bedroom Georgıan townhouse buılt ın
1830s, the buıldıng was acquıred by the Gramophone
Company ın 1931 and converted ınto a musıc studıo.
• The fırst Show was performed by The London Symphony
Orchestra ın the same year.
• It was not untıl 1970 that the name Abbey Road Studıos
• In 1970, the Gramephone Company wıth Columbıa
formed the EMI.»»
THE BEATLES @ ABBEY ROAD
• Abbey Road Studıos ıs most closely assocıated wıth The
Beatles, who recorded most of theır albums and sıngles
here between 1962 and 1970.
• The Beatles named theır 1969 album Abbey Road. After
thıs, the recordıng studıo would only be named Abbey
Road after the Beatles record ın 1970.
• Cover photo of the album
was taken outsıde the studıos
wıth the result that the
pedestrıan zebra crossıng has
become a place of
pılgrımage for Beatles fans. In
December 2010, thıs zebra
crossıng was gıven a Great II
lısted status by the
• In 2010, EMI had put the World-famous studıos up for
sale because of ıncreasıng debts.
• There was an ınterest by property developers ın
redevelopıng the sıte ınto luxury apartments.
• To save Abbey Road Studıos, ın the same year a
campaıgn has also been mounted.
• Wıth a help from a lot of people (more and less
famous, among whıch sır Paul McCartney) the
studıos are now safe
Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in
Southwark, Central London, England. It is one of the largest
and oldest food markets in London, and sells a large variety of
foods from all over the world.
• The present buildings were designed in 1851, with additions in the 1860s
and an entrance designed in the Art Deco style in 1932. A refurbishment
began in 2001
Borough Market in 1860
• Borough associates with food
markets since 11th century and
probably much earlier
• 13th century: traders were
relocated to what is now
Borough High Street
• 1755: the market was closed by
Parliament Reopened by a
group of Southwark residents
BOROUGH MARKET NOWADAYS: MORE THAN A PLACE TO BUY
A source of exceptional British and international produce with rich
A place where people come to discover the tastes, aromas, textures and colours that only
fresh, seasonal food can offer
A fashionable place to buy food
• Has been promoted by British television chefs
• Has been used as film sets in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Lock, Stock and
Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
• Appeared in the Savage Garden music video for ‘Hold Me’
There’s Always Something New: It doesn't matter how many
times you visit, you've never seen it all in London.