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London

  1. 1. Visit London! By Mari Cruz Jiménez Pomares
  2. 2. # London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. # London has a population of 7,172,036 (2001) # About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London # London has the highest population density in Britain, with 4,699 people per square kilometre, # London is in the southeast of England. # The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower. # London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'. QUICK FACTS
  3. 3. Throughout its long history, the Tower has served as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, an arsenal and jewel house. TOWER OF LONDON
  4. 4. It is the place where laws governing British life are debated and passed.The Queen opens each new session of Parliament, usually in the second week in November. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
  5. 5. Big Ben is one of the most famous monuments in the world. The clock tower is situated on the banks of the river Thames and is part of the Palace of Westminster. The Big Ben bell has the following measurements: 9'-0" diameter, 7'-6" high, and weighs 13 tons 10 cwts 3 qtrs 15lbs (13,760 Kg). BIG BEN
  6. 6. It is the London home of the British Royal family. The 600 room palace is surrounded by a 40 acre garden. 40,000 tulips are planted each year in front of Buckingham palace. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
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