Tower Bridge London Bridge was originally the only crossing for the Thames. It took 8 years, 5 major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers to build Tower Bridge. In 1910 the high level Walkways were closed to the public due to lack of use.
Tower of London Tower of London is a historic castle which is on north bank of the River Thames in the central London. It is officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress . It was built by William the Conqueror in 1078.
Palace of Westminster It also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of the London borough of the City of Westminster. The name may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace , a medieval building complex, most of which was destroyed in 1834, and it's replacement New Palace that stands today. The palace retains its original style and status as a royal residence for ceremonial purposes.
Big Ben Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London . The clock tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster , London , United Kingdom , located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English , later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms .
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace, in London, is the principal residence and office of the British monarch . Located in the City of Westminster , the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.
St. Paul´s Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral was built in London. It was built on the old cathedral's ruins that it was burnt by the fire in 1666. It was the scene of the Prince Charles's wedding with the Princess Diane.
London Eye The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames , in London , England . The entire structure is 135 metres tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in Central London, England , United Kingdom. At its centre is Nelson's Column , which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve.
T he Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden , Central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet , and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Hyde Park Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London , United Kingdom, and one of the Royal Parks of London , famous for it's Speakers' Corner . The park is divided in two by the Serpentine.
St. James's Park St. James's Park is bounded by Buckingham Palace to the west, The Mall and St. James's Palace to the North Horse Guards to the east, and Birdcage Walk to the south. The park has a small lake, St. James's Park Lake, with two islands, West Island, and Duck Island, which is named for the lake's collection of waterfowl .
Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire , notable for its long association with the British royal family and its architecture. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror . Since the time of Henry I it has been used by a succession of monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe.
Kings Cross Station King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a central London railway termius opened in 1852. King's Cross is featured in the Harry Potter books, by J. K. Rowling , as the starting point of the Hogwarts Express . The train uses a secret platform 9¾ located by passing through the brick wall barrier between platforms 9 and 10 .
Notting Hill is an area in London , England , close to the north-western corner of Kensington Gardens , in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The film Nothing Hill is a British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill . Notting Hill
National Gallery The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square, London , United Kingdom . The gallery is an exempt charity , and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge .
Chinatown The name Chinatown has been used at different times to describe different places in London . The present Chinatown is part of the Soho area of the City of Westminster , occupying the area in and around Gerrard Street. It contains a number of Chinese restaurants, bakeries , supermarkets, souvenir shops, and other Chinese shops.
Green Park Green Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies between London 's Hyde Park and St. James's Park . Together with Kensington Gardens and the gardens of Buckingham Palace, these parks form an almost unbroken stretch of open land reaching from Whitehall and Victoria station to Kensington and Notting Hill.
Cleopatra's Needle Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. The London and New York ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site where its twin remains.
It's the London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle . In the United Kingdom, postal addresses with a number followed by a letter may indicate a separate address within a larger, often residential building. Baker Street in Holmes' time was a high-class residential district, and Holmes' apartment was probably part of a Georgian terrace . 221B Baker Street
It is a football stadium located in Wembley Park , in the Borough of Brent , London , England . It opened in 2007 and was built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium . The earlier Wembley stadium, originally called the Empire Stadium, was often referred to as "The Twin Towers" and was one of the world's most famous football stadiums until its demolition in 2003. Wembley Stadium
Camden Town Camden Town is a district of Inner London in northwest London. The town became an important location during the early development of the railways and is also located on the London canal network . It's industrial heritage has made way for retail, tourism and entertainment, including a number of internationally renowned markets and music venues that are strongly associated with alternative culture .