SIGHTS OF LONDON
Tower Bridge is the only Thames bridge which can be raised.
The road over the bridge is opened two or three times a week.
On the right bank of the Thames we can see…
TOWER OF LONDON
Tower of London is a very old building. It was built in 1066.
In the early days the English kings queens were born, lived and were married there.
Then it was a prison where many people died. Black ravens had much food near the walls of the tower in those years.
Now it is a museum.
- Tower as a museum
- Tower as a prison
- White Tower
- Tower of London. Complex
… is not far from the Tower of London.
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
It’s one of the greatest English churches, St. Paul's Cathedral.
The famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren built it after the Great Fire.
It is a beautiful building with many columns and towers.
To the left we can see …
The center of London is Trafalgar Square.
It is the most beautiful place in London.
In the middle of the square stands a tall monument of Admiral Nelson.
MONUMENT OF ADMIRAL NELSON
Nelson defeated French and Spanish at Trafalgar in 1805.
After his tragic death, the nation erected a monument to its hero.
To the south we can see …
London's famous clock tower is Big Ben.
The clock and the bell got their names after Sir Benjamin Hall. He was a tall man, whose nickname was Big Ben.
To the left we can see …
HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT
House of Parliament is a seat of the British government.
To the left of the House of Parliament we can see …
It’s a famous and beautiful church in London. It’s very old, it’s nine hundred years old.
Many English kings and queens were buried there.
Near the Westminster Abbey there is …
Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. The ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a great tourist attraction.
To the sounds of music the guardsmen in their traditional bearskins give the palace keys to another group.
CEREMONY OF THE KEYS
The most ancient ceremony is the Ceremony of the Keys. It is many centuries old and it takes place every night at 10 p.m.
NAME THE SIGHTS.
- … was built in 1066.
- Ravens live in …
- Now Tower is a …
- The famous architect Sir C. Wren built …
- The center of London is …
- The monument of … stands in the middle of the square.
- London’s famous clock tower is …
- … is a seat of the British government.
- Many English kings and queens were buried in …
- … is London home of the Queen.
- Every night at 10 p.m. the ceremony of the keys takes place at the …