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  1. 1.  London Eye  Museums  Old Royal Observatory  Regents  Park  HydePark  St. Paul cathedral  Camden Market  ChinaTown  London ZOO  Trafalgar Square  Piccadilly Circus  Downing street  Covent Garden  Knightsbridge Westminster Abbey Parlament & Big Ben Tower of London Tower Bridge Buckingham Palace Kensington Palace Wembley
  2. 2. ParishastheEiffel Tower, New York theEmpireState, and now London hastheLondon Eye- an extraordinary symbol for an extraordinary city. The world'slargest observation wheel offersaspectacular way to takein over 55 of London'smost famouslandmarksin just 30 minutes! Combineyour flight on theEyewith a40 minutecircular cruiseon theThames. Thegiant observation wheel hasbecomeaLondon icon sinceitsopening on theSouth Bank in 2000. Designed by MarksBarfield, theLondon Eye(aka theMillennium Wheel) offersstunning viewsacrossSE1 and therest of the capital. Address: RiversideBuilding County Hall SE1 7PB Tel.: 0870 5000600 Email: Website:
  3. 3. TheBritish Museum in London, England isamuseum of human history and culture. Itscollections, which number morethan 13 million objects, areamongst thelargest and most comprehensivein theworld and originatefrom all continents, illustrating and documenting thestory of human culturefrom itsbeginning to thepresent. TheBritish Museum wasestablished in 1753, largely based on the collectionsof thephysician and scientist Sir HansSloane. Themuseum first opened to thepublic on 15 January 1759 in Montagu Housein Bloomsbury. Adress: Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 1788 E-mail: Website: Opening hours: Daily: 10-17.30h Great Court: Sun-Weds: 9-18h Thurs-Sat: 9-23h
  4. 4. Dinosaurs, volcanoes, preciousgems, creepy crawlies- asavisitor to TheNatural History Museum you will beamazed by thediversity of our natural world. TheNatural History Museum ishometo thenation'sfinest collectionsof natural history specimensand isoneof theUK'stop visitor attractions. TheMuseum'scollection now runsto 70 million plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, fossils, rocksand minerals- many of which are displayed through itsfascinating exhibitionsand morethan you could ever seein oneday. Opening hours: 10.00-17.50 Daily Adress: Cromwell Road SW7 5BD Tel:+44 (0) 20 7942 5000 E- mail: Website:
  5. 5. TheScienceMuseum coversall aspectsof scienceand technology. Aviation exhibitsfeaturein theaeronautical gallery 'Flight', and thenew 'Making of theModern World' display. 'Flight' featuressomeaircraft of major historical importance, such asthefirst British powered arcraft to fly, thefirst aircraft to fly theAtlantic non-stop and thefirst British jet aircraft. The'Making of theModern World' showstechnology in everyday life, with aLockheed 10 suspended aboveit. Elsewhere, the'Exploration of Space' gallery includestheApollo 10 command module. Address: Exhibition Road SW7 2DD Tel: +44 (0) 870 870 4868 E- mail:  Website: Opening hours: From Monday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
  6. 6. Wherecan you seeceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textilesand paintings?Whereelsebut theV&A, thegreatest museum of art and design, and hometo 3000 years' worth of amazing artefactsfrom many of theworld'srichest cultures. Highlightsincludethebreathtaking Cast Courts, thenational collection of paintingsby Constable, thelargest collection of Italian Renaissance sculptureoutsideItaly and thestunning British Galleries, illustrating the history of Britain through thecountry'sart and design. Opening hours: 10.00am- 5.00pm Dilay Friday 10.00am-10.00pm Adress: Cromwell Road SW7 2RL Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000 E-mail: Website:
  7. 7. Themuseum illustratesand recordsall aspectsof theTwo World Warsand other military operationsinvolving Britain and the Commonwealth since1914. TheMuseum hasavast collectionsof exhibits and employsall thelatest technology to makeitsexhibitsappealing to the visitor. Address: Lambeth Road SE1 6HZ Tel:020 7416 5000 E-mail: Website: Opening hours: 10.00am - 6.00pm Dilay
  8. 8. Art gallery housing acollection of portraitsof historically important and famousBritish people. It wasthefirst portrait gallery in theworld when it opened in 1856. Thegallery moved in 1896 to itscurrent siteat St Martin'sPlace, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining theNational Gallery. Opening hours: 10am - 6pm Dilay Thursday and Friday until 9pm Address: St Martin'sPlace Tel:020 7312 2463        E- mail: Website:
  9. 9. TheQueen'sGallery at Buckingham Palaceisapermanent space dedicated to changing exhibitionsof itemsfrom theRoyal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasuresheld in trust by TheQueen for theNation. Constructed forty yearsago on thewest front of Buckingham Palaceout of thebomb-damaged ruinsof theformer privatechapel, the Gallery hasrecently been redeveloped. It wasreopened by TheQueen on 21 May 2002 and isnow open to thepublic on adaily basis. Opening hours: From Monday to Sunday 10:00am- 5.30pm Adderss: Buckingham PalaceRoad SW1A 1AA Tel: +44 (0) 20 7766 7301 E- mail: Website:
  10. 10. Established asideshow of waxworksof famouscontemporary and historical figures. To someastonishingly lifelikesculptures, therearealso a number of interactiveattractions: you can scoreawinning goal for England under thewatchful eyeof David Beckham, giveaspeech at the UN flanked by world leaders, or sing and danceon stagewith Beyonce, Britney and Kylie. If that'snot terrifying enough there'salwaysthe incredibly popular and gorgeously gory Chamber of Horrors. Address: MaryleboneRoad NW1 5LR Tel.: + 44(870) 400 3000 E- mail: Website: Opening times: 9.30am – 5.30pm Dilay
  11. 11. Tate Modern, opened in 2000, is Britain's national museum of modern art. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern is a spectacular setting for displaying the Tate's collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present day, including major works by Bacon, Dalí, Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and Warhol as well as recent work by artists such as Steve McQueen, Rebecca Horn and Gillian Wearing. There is also an extensive range of special exhibitions and a programme of events throughout the year. Address: Bankside SE1 9TG Tel: +44 (0) 20 7887 8000 Website:
  12. 12. TheGreenwich Meridian Line, Longitude0°, isthecentreof world time, defined by atransit instrument and lineacrosstheObservatory courtyard. It attractsvisitorsfrom around theglobeto stand thelinethat dividesEast and West. You can seethe17th century roomsoccupied by the first Astronomer Royal, theobservation room with itsearly Tompion clocksand displayson thedevelopment of improved navigation at seathat led to Britain’sleadership in world exploration and trade for centuries. Address: Greenwich Park Greenwich SE10 9NF SE10 9NF Tel: +44(0) 20 7010 4500 E- mail: Website: Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.00pm Dilay
  13. 13. TheRegent'sPark covers166 hectaresand includesstunning rose gardenswith morethan 30,000 rosesof 400 varieties. ThePark has excellent sportsfacilitiesand with nearly 100 acresavailableisthelargest outdoor sportsareain Central London. It offersawidevariety of activities. Address: Park Office Storeyard NW1 4NR Tel: +44 (0) 20 7486 7905 E- mail:
  14. 14. Hyde Park is one of the Royal Parks of London and one of the biggest in the city. The park is divided by a lake - the Serpentine. It covers 350 acres. There is a famous Speakers' Corner and it is a traditional place for mass demonstrations. Address: London W2 Telephone: +44 (0)20 7262 5484 Email: Website:
  15. 15. St Paul'sin theCity of London isaRenaissancemasterpiece, built by thefamousarchitect Sir Christopher Wren to replacethechurch destroyed in theGreat Fireof London in 1666. St Paul'salso standsat theheart of oneof therichest concentrationsof historic churchesin theworld. Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 4.00pm (last admission) Address: St Paul'sChurchyard EC4M 8AD Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 8348 E-mail: Website:
  16. 16. Camden Market isthelargest street market in theUK that attracts around 100,000 visitorsevery weekend. Therearevariousmarketslocated in Camden Town, which arecollectively known asCamden Market; these areCamden Lock Market, Camden Canal Market, InvernessStreet Market, Camden Market and Camden StablesMarket. Therearehundredsof stalls selling awidearray of goods, including artsand crafts, vintageclothes, second-hand household items, recordsand CDs, jewellery and exotic food. Address: 56 Camden Lock Place Chalk Farm Road NW1 8AF Tel: + 44 (0)20 7284 2084 Website: Opening hours: Camden Market: Thu-Sun  09:00-17:30 Camden Lock Market: Sat-Sun 10:00- 18:00 StablesMarket: Sat-Sun 08:00-18:00 Camden Canal Market: Sat-Sun 10:00- 18:00 Electric Market: Sun 09:00-17:30
  17. 17. Gerard Street in London'sChinaTown. Developed and improved sincethe1950'sto becomeoneof thecitiesbest known tourist spotsand cultural focal pointsfor theChinesecommunity of London. Areais primarily commercial and remainsafocal point for theChinesecommunity with anumber of Chineserestaurants, Chinesesupermarketsand souvenir shops. Address: 5 Newport Place WC2H 7JN Tel: +44(0) 20 7851 6686 Website:
  18. 18. London Zoo hasover 12000 amazing animalsfor you to see. During thelast threeyearsZSL London Zoo hasbeen undergoing araft of changes to “bring down thebars” and allow visitorsto get closer to an astonishing 650 speciesof animal. Watch squirrel monkeyscheekily clamber on ropes aboveyour headsin Meet theMonkeys, whilebutterflieselegantly flitter and flutter around you in Butterfly Paradise. Comeeyeto eyewith a giraffeand seezebras, okapisand other amazingAfrican mammalsin Into Africa. Address: Regent'sPark NW1 4RY Tel: +44 (0) 20 7722 3333 E- mail: Website: Opening hours: Mar 5 - Oct 21 10.00am - 5.30pm Oct 22 - Oct 28 10.00am - 4.30pm
  19. 19. Squarein central London, England. On thenorth sideof thesquareis theNational Gallery and to thesouth isWhitehall. It waslaid out from the designsof CharlesBarry 1829-67 to commemoratetheBattleof Trafalgar, thenaval victory of 1805. Thecentral featureisNelson'sColumn, about 52 m/170 ft high and surmounted by astatueof Admiral Horatio Nelson. At thebaseof thecolumn arefour bronzelionsdesigned by Edwin Landseer. Trafalgar Squareisafocal point for ralliesand demonstrations. On its west sideisCanadaHouse, on theeast SouthAfricaHouse, and thechurch of St Martin's-in-the-Fields1722-26 by JamesGibbs. In thesquarearetwo fountainsand an equestrian statueof CharlesI by EustacheLeSueur. Address: Trafalgar Square WC2N Website:
  20. 20. Piccadilly Circusisan intersection wherefiveroadsmeet, it ismost famousfor theelegant statueof Eros, thegod of loveand theadvertising signsthat light up thesky at night. If you arelooking to go shopping it isa good placeto start. Address: 3 ShaversPlace SW1Y 4HE Tel: +44 (0) 20 7313 6147
  21. 21. Downing Street isthestreet in London, England, which for over two hundred yearshascontained theofficial residencesof two of themost senior British cabinet ministers: theFirst Lord of theTreasury, an office held by thePrimeMinister of theUnited Kingdom, and theSecond Lord of theTreasury, an officeheld by theChancellor of theExchequer. Themost famousaddressin Downing Street is10 Downing Street, theofficial residenceof theFirst Lord of theTreasury so in modern times, the residenceof thePrimeMinister. Adress: 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA Website:
  22. 22. Famousfor itsshops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatresand theRoyal OperaHouse. Covent Garden isan Italian-stylepiazzapacked with restaurants, barsand fashionableboutiques. Surrounded by Theatreland, in theheart of London'sWest End, theareaisrecognized as thecapital'spremier entertainment and leisuredestination. Address: Russell Chambers ThePiazza WC2E 8AA Tel: +44(0) 20 7395 3765 E- mail: Website:
  23. 23. Road which givesitsnameto an exclusivedistrict lying to thewest of Central London. Thedistrict isnotableasan expensiveresidential area, and for thedensity of itsup market retail outlets, famously Harrodsand Harvey Nichols.
  24. 24. Westminster Abbey (CollegiateChurch of St Peter, Westminster) isa Gothic monastery church that isthetraditional placeof coronation and burial sitefor English monarchs. Thecoronation thronewheremonarchsof England havebeen crowned sincethe1300scan beseen in theabbey. Fansof William Shakespeare, CharlesDickens, and other giantsof literaturewill enjoy the Poet'sCorner full of memorialsto theseand others Address: Westminster Abbey Parliament Square London SW1P3PA Website: Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.15am - 4.30pm On Sundays TheAbbey isopen for Holly Massand prayers
  25. 25.  Elizabeth II 1953 (2 June)  GeorgeVI 1937 (12 May)  GeorgeV 1911 (22 June)  Edward VII 1902 (9August)  Victoria1838 (28 June)  William IV 1831 (8 September)  GeorgeIV 1821 (19 July)  GeorgeIII 1761 (22 September)  GeorgeII and Caroline1727 (11 October)  GeorgeI 1714 (20 October)  Anne1702 (23April)  Mary II 1689 (11April)  William III 1689 (11April)  JamesII 1685 (23April)  CharlesII 1661 (23April)  CharlesI 1626 (2 February)  JamesI andAnneof Denmark 1603 (25 July)  Elizabeth I 1559 (15 January)  Mary I 1553 (1 October)  Edward VI 1547 (20 February) Henry VIII 1509 (24 June) Henry VII and Elizabeth of York 1485 (30 October) Richard III 1483 (6 July) Edward IV 1461 (28 June) Henry VI 1429 (6 November) Henry V and CatherinedeValois1413 (9 April) Henry IV 1399 (13 October) Richard II and Anneof Bohemia1377 (16 July) Edward III 1328 (2 February) Edward II 1308 (25 February) Edward I and Eleanor of Castile1274 (19 August) Henry III 1220 (17 May) John 1199 (27 May) Richard I 1189 (3 September) Henry II 1154 (19 December) Stephen 1135 (26 December) Henry I 1100 (6 August) William II 1087 (26 September) William theConqueror 1066 (25 December)
  26. 26. TheBritish parliament istheseat of theGovernment of theUnited Kingdom. ThePalaceof Westminster consistsof theHouseof Commons and theHouseof Lords. Big Ben isnot theclock tower but thethirteenth bell which strikesthehour. Address: Houseof Commons SW1A 2TT Tel: +44 (0) 20 7219 4272 E-mail:
  27. 27. Tower of London is ancient fortress which was founded by William the Conqueror and almost 1,000 years of British history have been played out within its walls. Guy Fawkes interrogated. Richard II and Elizabeth I incarcerated and the 'Princes in the Tower' disappeared without trace.
  28. 28. TheTower Bridge, named after itstwo impressivetowers. This Bridgeismorethan 100 yearsold. Designed by WolfeBarry and Horace Jones, and completed in 1894, themiddleof thebridgecan beraised to permit largevesselsto passtheTower Bridge. It used to beraised about 50 timesaday, but nowadaysit isonly raised 4 to 5 timesaweek. Thebridgeis60 meter long and itstowersriseto aheight of 43 meter. From thetop of thetowers, you haveagreat view on thecenter of London. You can also visit theinsideof thetower, whereyou can observe theoriginal mechanism used to raisethebridge.
  29. 29. Besidesbeing theofficial London residenceof TheQueen, Buckingham Palaceisalso thebusy administrativeheadquartersof the monarchy. It housestheofficesof thosewho support theday-to-day activitiesand dutiesof TheQueen and TheDukeof Edinburgh and their immediatefamily. ThePalaceisalso thevenuefor great Royal ceremonies, StateVisitsand Investitures, all of which areorganised by theRoyal Household. Address: Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA Tel: +44 (0) 20 7766 7300 E- mail: Website:
  30. 30. King William III and Queen Mary II purchased Nottingham Housein 1689 and transformed it into apalacewith thehelp of Sir Christopher Wren. Kensington Palacewasalso their privatehome. Queen Victoriawasborn at Kensington Palaceand wasextremely fond of her homehere. You can visit theroom whereshewasborn and also her bedroom whereshewasawoken to betold shewould beQueen. Of course, shethen had to leaveand moveto Buckingham Palacebut Kensington Palacewasalwaysspecial to her and in 1898, on her 80th birthday, sheopened thePalaceto thepublic. Address: PalaceGreen W84PX Tel: +44 (0) 870 751 5170 Opening hours: 1st March -31st October 10.00 - 17.00 1st November -28th February 10.00 - 16.00
  31. 31. Wembley Stadium is located in Wembley, exactly in North West London. There are 90 000 seats and this is the second biggest stadium in Europe. Wembley Stadium is used for the games of English national football teams. Here take place English football finals, other sport events and many pop concerts.
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