London ? the capital of Great Britain Places of interest There are a lot of places of interest in London. Among them there are: Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul?s Cathedral, London Bridge, and the Tower of London. The Tower of London London stands on the river Thames. Crossing the river by the Tower Bridge you can see the Tower of London. It is one of the oldest buildings of the city. The Tower of London Many centuries ago it was a fortress, a royal palace and then a prison. Now it is a museum of arms. The Houses of Parliament On the bank of the Thames, not far from the Tower of London, you can see Westminster Palace, or the Houses of Parliament. It is the seat of the British government and it is one of the most beautiful buildings in London. Big Ben In one of its towers there is famous Big Ben, the largest clock of England. It strikes every quarter of an hour. Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the Queen?s official London residence. Tourists always go to see the ceremony of changing the Guard there. Trafalgar Square London has many fine squares. Some of them are quiet, others are busy like Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square is the central square of the city. The National Gallery To the right of the square there is the National Gallery which has a fine collection of European paintings. St Paul?s Cathedral St Paul?s Cathedral is the biggest English church. Another famous church is Westminster Abbey where kings, queens, and many famous people are buried. Parks of London London is also famous for its beautiful parks. Hyde Park is the most democratic park in the world, as anyone can say anything he likes there. Regent?s Park is the home of London Zoo. The sights of London Now look at the slide. Here you can see the descriptions of some sights in London. Listen to my stories and name the sights. What is this? It is very old. It has a long and cruel history. You can see it from the river Thames. It is not just one building. Many years ago the Kings and the Queens of Britain lived in this place. (The Tower of London) What is this? It stands near the Houses of Parliament. It is really a bell. It weighs 13,720 kilograms. It has a deep tone and you can hear it on the radio. It is a famous clock. (Big Ben) What is this? London's largest and most famous cathedral, built by Sir Christopher Wren. (St. Paul's Cathedral) What is this? They stand beside the river Thames. You can also see them from Westminster Abbey. The country's leaders speak at this place. The famous clock Big Ben stands near them. (The Houses of Parliament) What is this? London residence of the Queen, the principal seat of the monarchy. (Buckingham Palace) What is this? It is not far from the Houses of Parliament. It is a symbol of England. It was founded by St. Peter and built by King Edward in 1065. Some famous people are buried there. (Westminster Abbey) What is this? It includes an amazing collection of British and foreign Art. (British Museum) Do you know London? Now look at the slide ?Do You Know London?? Can you answer these questions? Do you know London? Who gave London its first name? (the Romans) What is the name of the underground system in London? (the Tube) Do you know London? What river runs through London? (the Thames) What birds according to the legend protect the Tower of London? (ravens) Do you know London? What is the only London bridge that can be raised? (Tower Bridge) What is the London Eye? (an observation wheel) Do you know London? What is a "double-decker"? (a bus) What is the famous airport in London? (Heathrow) Do you know London? His monument stands in the centre of Trafalgar Square. (Horatio Nelson ? Гарацио Нельсон) Who was called "An Iron Lady"? (Margaret Thatcher) Do you know London? The English author known as the Queen of Crime. (Agatha Christie) The most illustrious and exclusive department store in London. (Harrods - Харродс) Do you know London? A busy square in central London known for the statue of Eros( ангел, символизирующий любовь к ближнему). (Piccadilly Circus) The oldest London park with excellent views of Buckingham Palace. (St. James's Park) Thank you for your work!