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LONDON London is the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is one of the largest cities in the world.
THE POPULATION OF LONDON The capital city and the largest metropolitan area of the UK has a population of about 7,825,200 people. There are many immigrants in London, who like to call themselves British. In the capital city of the UK are about: - 70% white (60% are original English people), - 13% Asian origin (e.g. Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis), - 10% black (African and Carribean black), - 3,5% mixed race, - 1,8% Chinese people.
The city is situated on the two sides of the river Thames which flows into the North Sea. It is the longest river in England and the second longest in the UK. There are many sightseeing tours in tourist boats on the river. One of the biggest attraction of the city, the London Eye, is right on the river. THE RIVER THAMES
PARKS People like to walk and have lunch in the parks. There are open space events in some of them. You can see many kinds of plants and animals there, too. There are many parks and open places in London. Eight of them are royal parks, for example St. James Park (in the bottom picture), Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park (in the right picture).
FAMOUS SIGHTS Buckingham Palace is the official home of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. It is located in the City of Westminster. The Changing of the Guard in front of the palace is a big ceremony, especially for tourists. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the famous bell. The official name is the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben is in Elizabeth Tower. There are 1100 rooms in the palace.
Saint Paul’s Cathedral (Prince Charles and Diana had their wedding here) The Tower of London (a historic castle, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066) and the Tower Bridge (a suspension bridge over the river Thames, an iconic symbol of London) Westminster Abbey, a gothic church (Prince William and Kate Middleton had their wedding here)
THE LONDON EYE – LONDON´S FERRIS WHEEL It is the most popular tourist attraction in London. It is 135 meters high and over 3.5 million people visit it every year. The rotation takes about 30 minutes.
SQUARES IN LONDON Piccadilly Circus – the square is known for its video display and neon signs Trafalgar Square – Nelson´s Column is in the middle of the square
SHAKESPEARE´S GLOBE - It is the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, built in 1599. William Shakespeare wrote and played his plays here. THE MILLENIUM DOME -Today O2 Arena -it is located in Greenwich. There are cinemas, clubs, bars, restaurants and exhibitions now.
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