London offers visitors a great variety ofplaces of interest. Its a dream city toeverybody interested in English history andculture.World-famous places are the Tower ofLondon st. Pauls Cathedral. TrafalgarSquare. Westminster Abbey, the Houses ofParliament and so on and so forth.
The Tower’s greatest treasure is the Imperial State Crown.There are 2 800 diamonds on it. The Tower of London was Tower founded by Julius Caesar. In 1066 the Tower was rebuilt by William the Conqueror. It was used as a fortress, a royal palace, a prison and the Kings Zoo. Now it is a museum where we can see the Crown Jewels the finest precious stones of the nation and a fine collection of armor, exhibited in the Keep.
TowerThe most beautiful building of theTower is the White Tower. It wasbuilt in the ll th century byWilliam the Conqueror.A lot of ancient traditions andcustoms are carefully kept in theTower. For ex-ample. changing ofthe guard and taking care of theravens in the Tower.The legend says: till the ravensare alive England will be rich.
St. Paul’s CathedralSt. Pauls Cathedral is the largestProtestant Church in England.The famous English architect SirChristopher Wren built it in the17th century.It took Sir Christopher Wren 35years. It is a beautiful buildingwith many columns and towers.In one of its towers there is oneof the largest bells in the world.
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is the centre of London. It is the mostbeautiful square in London. It is usually full of visitors feeding the pigeons and looking at the statues and fountains. In the middle of the square there is a tall column.
Trafalgar Square It is a monument to Admiral Nelson.This monument was erected tocommemorate Nelsons victoryat the Battle of Trafalgar in1805. He defeated the Frenchand Spanish fleets.Four bronze lions look at thesquare from the monument.
Trafalgar Square There are two beautifulfountains in the square. They are in front of the National Gallery. The National Gallery contains a great collection of paintings by British. Italian, Spanish. French. Dutch and other famous artists.
The Houses of ParliamentThe Houses of Parliament isa symbol of London. BigBen is the large clock in oneof the towers of the Housesof Parliament. Big Ben isnamed after Sir BenjaminHall, the first Commis-sioner of Works. Now theHouses of Parliament is theseat of the BritishParliament.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey is situated opposite the Houses ofParliament. It is one of the mostfa-mous and beautiful churches in London. It was founded byEdward the Confessor in 1050. The construction lasted 300 years.
Nearly all English kings and queens have been crowned here. Many outstandingstatesmen, sci-entists, writers, poets and painters are buried here: Newton, Darwin.Chaucer, Dickens, Tennyson. Kipling, etc.Westminster Abbey