Buildings and monuments in London

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Brief description of Buildings and monuments in London by L'anglès a l'Escola Splai addressed to Primary English as a foreign language students.

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Buildings and monuments in London

  1. 1. Buildings and Monuments in London Today we are going to talk about some famous buildings and monuments in London. Can you name any?
  2. 2. The Big Ben “The Big Ben” is the nickname of the famous clock tower at the end of the Houses of Parliament. It was formerly known as the Clock Tower, however its official name since 2012 is the Elizabeth Tower, named in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. The bell in the Big Ben chimes every 15 minutes.
  3. 3. The Houses of Parliament Also known as the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament is the meeting place of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is situated by the River Thames.
  4. 4. Shaftesbury Memorial and the Statue of Eros The Shaftesbury Monument Memorial Fountain was first built in 1892-1893 to commemorate Lord Shaftesbury, a famous Victorian politician. The fountain is topped by a famous nude statue, which is meant to be the Greek god Anteros, but is often known by the name of his twin brother, Eros, the Greek god of love.
  5. 5. Marble Arch Marble Arch was designed by John Nash in 1827, but was not completed until 1833. It was originally designed to be an entrance to the Buckingham Palace, but as construction of the Palace changed, so did the location of the Marble Arch.
  6. 6. Monument to the Great Fire of London Commonly known as “Monument”, this monument commemorates the Great Fire of London in September 1666, indicating where the fire started.
  7. 7. Nelson’s Column Nelson's Column is a monument situated in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The whole monument is 51.6 metres tall, from the bottom of the pedestal to the top of Nelson’s hat. It is surrounded by four bronze lions at its base.
  8. 8. The London Eye The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and it is the third largest Ferris wheel in the world. With many thanks to the incredible views, the London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK.
  9. 9. Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official home and workplace of the current British Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  10. 10. St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul’s Cathedral is a Church of England Cathedral, and is one of the most famous sights of London. Its beautiful dome is the home to the Whispering galleries – where you can whisper against a wall and it can be heard at another part.
  11. 11. Westminster Abbey The Westminster Abbey is one of the most notable religious buildings in the UK. It was built in the 10th Century and is a famous London icon.
  12. 12. That concludes the 10 famous buildings and monuments I have chosen to speak about today. There are many more that you can find for yourself as you explore London!

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