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London and its icons

London is home to some of the most famous and iconic attractions in the world.

Here are some you are bound to recognise:

The spectacular Tower Bridge, built in the late Victorian era;

The Monument, in the City of London providing views of the surrounding area while commemorating the Great Fire of London (1066), which originated nearby.

30 St Mary Axe (informally known as "the Gherkin" and previously the Swiss Re Building) is a skyscraper in London's financial district, the City of London.

The British Museum: dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, with around eight million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents.

Covent Garden, with its restaurants and street artists;

Piccadilly Circus and its world famous Statue of Eros and huge electric signs; it leads to Soho,
Leicester (pronounciation: /lester/) Square,
Chinatown;

Tate Modern: the most-visited modern art gallery in the world. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London.
Not far from Tate Modern there’s Shakespeare’s Globe: a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames.

The National Gallery: an art museum with a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
It is in Trafalgar Square, one of the focal points of the city centre. The centre point of the square is Nelson’s Column, an internationally recognised monument.

The Houses of Parliament, standing on the site of the old Palace of Westminster. The clock tower beside the Houses is home to Big Ben (that's the bell, don't forget!);

The London Eye: a fantastic way to get a bird’s eye view of the city;

Marble Arch and Wellington Arch, at the north and south ends of Park Lane respectively, have royal connections, as do the Albert Memorial
and Royal Albert Hall in Kensington.

Buckingham Palace: located in the City of Westminster, it is the official London residence and principal workplace of the Queen.

Westminster Abbey: where every King and Queen has been crowned since 1066. It's also the final resting place for many sovereigns, politicians and artists.

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    London and its icons

    London is home to some of the most famous and iconic attractions in the world.

    Here are some that you are bound to recognise:

    The spectacular Tower Bridge, built in the late Victorian era;

    The Monument, providing views of the surrounding area while commemorating the Great Fire of London (1066), which happened nearby.

    30 St Mary Axe (informally known as "the Gherkin" and previously the Swiss Re Building) is a skyscraper in London's financial district.

    The British Museum: dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection
    , with around eight million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and their origins are from all the various continents.

    Covent Garden, with its restaurants and street artists;

    Piccadilly Circus and its world famous Statue of Eros and huge electric signs; it leads to Soho,
    Leicester (pronounciation: /lester/) Square,
    Chinatown;

    Tate Modern: the most-visited modern art gallery in the world. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London.
    Not far from Tate Modern there’s Shakespeare’s Globe: a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames.

    The National Gallery: an art museum with a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
    It is in Trafalgar Square, one of the focal points of the city centre. The centre point of the square is Nelson’s Column, an internationally recognised monument.

    The Houses of Parliament, standing on the site of the old Palace of Westminster. The clock tower beside the building is home to Big Ben (that's the bell, don't forget!);

    The London Eye: a fantastic way to get a bird’s eye view of the city;

    Marble Arch and Wellington Arch, at the north and south ends of Park Lane respectively, have royal connections, as do the Albert Memorial
    and Royal Albert Hall in Kensington.

    Buckingham Palace: located in the City of Westminster, it is the official London residence and principal workplace of the Queen.

    Westminster Abbey: where every King and Queen has been crowned since 1066. It's also the final resting place for many sovereigns, politicians and artists.

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