London power point by stassi aand sarah


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London power point by stassi aand sarah

  1. 1. LO ND ON London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is a global, city with strenghts in the arts, commerce, fashion, tourism, transport, finance, ecc. For what concerns tourism, London is full of landmarks all to visit.
  2. 2. BUCKIN GHAM PALACE Let's start in Buckingam Palace. Buckingam Palace is the royal residence of the Queen and it is located in the City of Westminster. Originally, the palace was knows with the name of Buckingam House and it was built for the Ducke of Buckingam in 1705. Then, George III acquired the palace as a private residence of Queen Charlotte and from that moment, the palace was known as "The Queen's House". It's a very big palace, it has 600 rooms and the most important are the Music Room, the Blue and the White Drawing Rooms and there is also a Picture Gallery and leading from this gallery, there are the Green Drawing Room and the Throne Room.  
  3. 3. LONDON EYE Then, let's see another beautiful landmark of London, which is London Eye. London Eye is a panoramic wheel built in 1999 and it became the most attractive landmark of the United Kingdom. It is 135 meters tall and it is situated on the banks of the river Thames. It is visited by over 3.5 million people annually.
  4. 4. HYDE PARK If you want go outside for a walk with your friends or by yourselves, Hyde Park is the ideal place to do that. Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in the centre of London and it's one of the royal parks for its Speaker's Corner. The park is divided in two parts from the Serpentine Lake it has become the home to numerous events.
  5. 5. BIG BEN other famous landmark in London is the Big Ben. The Big Ben is a great clock tower and it is 96 meters tall and it is built in gothic style. It's peculiar for its bell that rings every fifteen minutes.
  6. 6. PICCADILLY CIRCUS Piccadilly Circus is another beautiful and famous square in London and it is located in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street to Piccadilly (an important street for the shopping). Its position is very important because it is in the heart of the West End area and it is near some important places like theatres of Shaftesbury Avenue or roads like Coventry Street and it is full of shops.
  7. 7. TOWER BRIDGE Tower Bridge is the one of the most important symbols of the Britain. Its towers, with the peaks and the walkways support the mechanism that lift the bridge during the transition of the boats. This bridge houses "The Tower Bridge Exhibition" that is a museum that tells its story through interactive route. The covered walkway is open to the people and it offers a magnificent view of the river Thames.
  8. 8. TRAFALGAR SQUARE Trafalgar Square is a London's square dedicated to the memory of the Battle of Trafalgar. In the square is located the famous Nelson's Column and in winter there is a big Christimas Tree. The obelisk of the square represents a dragon's eye that, according to the legend, had a fight against Edward VII of England. Trafalgar Square houses the famous National Gallery and in the south of the square there is the Admiralty Arch that links directly with Buckingam Palace.