Places Of Interest In London

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Places Of Interest In London

  1. 1. Places of interest in London
  2. 2. London is the capital and the largest city in the UK
  3. 3. The Tower of London <ul><li>. The tower of London was founded by the Julius Caesar and rebuilt in the 11 century by William the Conqueror. For many centries the Tower has been a fortress. But at various period of history it was also used as a Royal Palace, a prison, a royal treasury, a mint, an arsenal, a Royal observatory and even a Royal Zoo. It s now a museum of arms and as one of the strongest fortresses in Britain. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Another masterpiece of the British architecture is St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17 century. The magnificent classical structure is crowned by the dome . inside the dome there are scenes from the life of St. Paul </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Westminster Abby <ul><li>Here too the famous Whispering Gallery, where the words whispered into the stone wall can be heard right round the other side. </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster is now the political center of London. The palace of Westminster is among the world’s famous buildings. It houses the British parliament and is often called the Houses of Parliament. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Big Ben <ul><li>Big Ben is the name of given to the clock and bell of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Trafalgar Square is in the centre. There is a big monument called Nelson's column. It ’ s pedestal is decorated with bas-reliefs of famous naval battles. The large platform, decorated with four great lions is often used by orators during large meetings and demonstrations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The British Museum <ul><li>The British Museum in London is one of the world's largest and most important museums of human history and culture. It was established in 1753 and was based largely on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>There is a nice proverb “When a men tired of London he is tired of life”. </li></ul>

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