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  • 1. TRAVELLING TO LONDON
    MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
  • 2. SOME FACTS…
    • Capital of England and the United Kingdom
    • 3. Biggest city in Europe
    • 4. 7.56 M inhabitants
  • POLITICAL SITUATION
    A Monarchy: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
    Buckingham Palace
    Prime Minister: David Cameron (May 11th 2010)
    10, Downing Street
    Members of parliament
    The Houses of Parliament
  • 5. Double-deckers
  • 6. Taxis in London are old-fashioned black cars
  • 7. THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
    … AND BIG BEN
    This big palace is the most famous building in the world – the British Parliament.
    The building is 280 metres long.
    There are more than 1000 rooms.
  • 8.
  • 9. ALONG THE THAMES
  • 10. From the Bank, the otherside of the Thames
  • 11. FROM THE LONDON EYE
  • 12. Millenium Bridge
  • 13. WESTMINSTER ABBEY
    This is a holy place.
    All English kings have been crowned and buried in the church since 1308
  • 14. WHERE ARE WE?
  • 15. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
    This is the Queen’s home.
    It was built in 1703.
    There is a great collection of paintings.
  • 16. THE CHANGE OF THE GUARDS
  • 17. TRAFALGAR SQUARE
  • 18. A bit of history
    Nelson's victory on France at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
    The column was built to commemorate Admiral Nelson’s death at the battle
    French phrase « faire un coup de Trafalgar
  • 19. PICADILLY CIRCUS
  • 20. LET’S TAKE THE UNDERGROUND TO…
    The Underground name first appeared in 1908
    Called the Tube since 1890: because of its shape
    The Tube's world-famous logo, 'the roundel' (a red circle crossed by a horizontal blue bar), first appeared in 1908
  • 21. THE TOWER OF LONDON
    Built in 1066
    Usedas a prison
  • 22. The quards of the Tower are called Beefeaters.
    The legend says that if the ravens leave, the Tower and the country will fall
  • 23. LA CITY
  • 24. TOWER BRIDGE
    Tower Bridge is a bascule-bridge.
    The bascules will open to let ships pass through.
  • 25. BY NIGHT
  • 26. BY NIGHT
  • 27. NOTTING HILL
  • 28.
  • 29. PORTOBELLO
  • 30.
  • 31. Camden Market
  • 32. NOW THAT’S YOUR TURN!
    Using all the documents and information given, plan a week end in london:
    Where to stay
    Where to eat
    What to visit
    Where to go out