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Summer
Walking
Tours
of
London
by Gurkova I.N.
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1. The great London?s icons
2. Trafalgar square
3. The National Gallery
4. The Houses of Parliament
5. Westminster Abbey
6. St. Paul?s Cathedral
7. Buckingham Palace
8. The royal mews
9. The Tower of London
10. The ravens of the Tower
11. The River Thames
12. London Eye
13. Nice walking
14. The Globe
15. Parks of London
16. Museums of London
17. The Tube
18. Faces of London
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The Great London?s Icons
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The Great London?s Icons
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Trafalgar Square
It is in the centre
of London.
There is the
figure of Admiral
Nelson on top of
the 50-meter
column. He is
the British hero
who defeated
the French at
the Battle of
Trafalgar in1805.
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Trafalgar Square
It is a popular meeting
place for people &
pigeons.
Mermaid and dolphin
sculptures adorn the
fountains at the base of
Nelson?s column.
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The National Gallery
? It is one of
London?s
great
treasures.
There are
more than
2300 of
world?s
finest
paintings.
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The Houses of Parliament
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The Houses of Parliament
St.Stephen tower
The clock, housed in St
Stephen's Tower which is
one of the capital's most
popular tourist attractions.
Each of the four Gothic
clock faces is seven meters
wide.
A Latin inscription is carved
beneath each one -"Domine salvam fac
Reginam nostrum Victoriam
primam" which means: "O
Lord, save our the First."
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The Houses of Parliament
Real Big Ben
Weight: 13.7 tonnes
Height: 2.2m
Diameter: 2.7m
Musical note : E
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The Houses of Parliament
Breakfast in the Houses of Parliament
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Westminster
Abbey
Westminster Abbey is
steeped in more than a
thousand years of
history. Benedictine
monks first came to
this site in the middle
of the tenth century,
establishing a tradition
of daily worship.
The present church,
begun by Henry III in
1245, is one of the
most important Gothic
buildings in the
country,
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Westminster Abbey
The Abbey has
been the
coronation
church since
1066 and is
the final
resting place
of seventeen
monarchs.
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Westminster Abbey
The quire is
just one of
the
magnificent
?open
spaces? in
the Abby
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Westminster
Abbey
? The tomb sculpture of
Queen Elizabeth I
The tomb sculpture of
Henry III
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Westminster
Abbey
The throne on which
British sovereigns are
seated at the moment
of coronation.
It has been used at
every coronation
since 1308.
There was the Stone
of Scone upon which
the kings of Scotland
are crowned; but the
Stone is now being
kept in Scotland.
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Westminster
Abbey
The shrine of
Edward the
Confessor.
The lower part
dates from 1200s.
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Westminster
Abbey
Henry VII?s Chapel
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St Paul?s
Cathedral
The majestic St.Paul?s
Cathedral was built by
Christopher Wren
between 1675 and 1711.
Five different
Churches were built at
this site. The first church,
dedicated to the apostle
Paul, dates back to 604
AD.
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St Paul?s Cathedral
The beautiful view
of the dome of St.Paul?s
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Buckingham Palace
It is the royal heart
of London. Her
Majesty the Queen
lives here. It has
served as the
official residence
of British
Monarchy since
1837.
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Buckingham Palace
The Victoria
Memorial stands
in front of
Buckingham
Palace.
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Buckingham Palace
It is a very
popular
place for
tourists.
The massive
gilded gates
are decorated
with the royal symbols.
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Buckingham Palace
The Ceremony of
the Changing of
the Guard has
been performed
for nearly 350
years, as a symbol
of the protection,
given by the army
to the sovereign.
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Buckingham Palace
It is the most popular
ceremony for visitors.
The dazzling-dressed
guards in their red tunics,
tall bearskin hats and
polished black boots
perform parade marches
accompanied by military
music.
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The royal mews
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The royal mews
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The royal mews
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The Tower of London
It has been a royal
palace, a royal mint,
an arsenal, a military
fortress and a prison.
Now it is a great
tourist attraction.
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The Tower of London
A royal bed-room &
a dining-room.
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The Tower of London
Some exhibits
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The Tower of London
King Henry VIII
(1491 ? 1547)
? He had 6 wives and two
of them were beheaded
by his order
? in the Tower. He was a
very important monarch.
Under him Britain
became richer and
powerful. He became
head of the Church of
England.
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The Tower of London
Queen Elizabeth I
(1533 ? 1603)
? She was a very popular
and strong queen. She is
known for saying:
? ?I have the body of a weak
and feeble woman, but I
have the heart and
stomach of a King..?
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The Tower of London
The White Tower
within the Tower
of London is
nearly 1000 years
old.
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The Tower of London
Traitors Gate was
originally known as
Water Gate, but was
later changed when it
was used as the
landing for the
Crown's enemies. All
important prisoners
entered the Tower
through this gate.
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The Tower of London
Beefeaters are tour
guides and tourist
attractions. In the
past they guarded
the crown jewels
and looked after the
prisoners.
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The Ravens of the Tower
The Ravens in the Tower
of London have an
important part to play
in British history. The
legend of the Ravens is
so important that a
number of ravens are
kept at the Tower of London
at the expense
of the British government.
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The Ravens of the Tower
There are 6 ravens in the
Tower now.
Their names are Hugine,
Munin, Thor, Branwen,
Gwyllum and Baldrick.
To prevent the birds from
flying away one of their wings
is clipped by the
Ravenmaster. This doesn?t
hurt the raven in any way.
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The River Thames
The Thames is
the second
longest river in
the United
Kingdom and the
longest river
entirely in
England.
The Thames has
a length of 215
miles(346km).
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The River Thames
The Tower Bridge
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The River Thames
London's
Millennium Bridge
is the first
pedestrian river
crossing over the
Thames in central
London .
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London Eye
Do you like to ride on a big wheel?
London Eye is just the thing!
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London Eye
The London Eye
became one of
London?s most
popular landmark.
It was open in 2000.
It carries 5 000 000 million
passengers
a year in its 32 pod-like
capsules.
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London Eye
During the 40 min.
spectators can see
up to 40 km in every
direction
on a clear day for
a panoramic view
of the whole
London.
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Nice walking
Human statues ? they
will perform
something?.
?for a small
donation.
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Nice walking
You are so
glamorous!!!
What do you do
with such long
hands???
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Nice walking
On a merry-go-round
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The Globe
The famous Globe Theatre was built in 1599.
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The Globe
A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named
?Shakespeare?s Globe?, opened in 1997
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Parks of London
There are nine parks in
London
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Parks of London
Hyde Park
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Parks of London
Richmond Park
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Can it
be?!
A whitesnow
swan
with its
grey
babies!
Parks of London
A special
place for
dogs to
drink.
The statue of
Peter Pan, the
boy-who-nevergrew up, hero of
the story, written
by James Barrie.
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Parks of London
Speaker?s corner
is a traditional
venue of free
speech. Any one
can speak; just
don?t use
blaspheme, use
obscene
language or start
a riot.
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Parks of London
The English are fond of gardening. There is an example of
a private garden.
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Museums of London
Begin to tour London from the Museum of London.
There you will know interesting and striking facts
about the city of London.
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Museums of
London
A kitchen of ancient
Londoners
A bed of ancient
Londoners.
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Museums of London
Disaster struck on
the night of
September 2, 1666,
when the Great Fire
of London destroyed
4/5th of all of
London,wiping
13,200 houses and
89 churches,
including the St.
Paul's Cathedral off
the map.
A brave firefighter with
a skin halmet and a
skin bucket! Be
careful!
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Museums of London
? The Natural History Museum is an all time favourite
with schoolchildren with its touch-screen computer
displays and other gadgetry.
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Museums of London
The museum is particular
famous for its exhibition of
dinosaur skeletons.
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Museums of London
The huge diplodocus dinosaur skeleton meets you in
the entrance hall
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Museums of London
Yuck!
Grim!
What scary teeth!
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Museums of London
? The huge model of
the globe is the
entrance to the Earth
Gallery of the
Natural History
Museum.
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Museums of London
Madam Tussauds London is
a major tourist attraction
located in the Central
London. It was set up by
wax sculptor Marrie
Tussaud over 200years ago.
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Museums of London
Today?s wax figures at Tussauds include royal figures:
Queen Victoria
King Henry VIII
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Museums of London
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philipp
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Museums of London
William Shakespeare
(1564?1616) is a greatest
English poet and
playwright
Charles Dickens (18121870) is a greatest novelist
in the English literature
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Museums of London
He is only a wax
figure. Don?t be afraid
of him!
Ugly,
but so kind.
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Museums of London
The Beatles
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Museums of London
The British Museum. The Great Court
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Museums of London
The colossal bust of
Ramses II
The Rosetta stone
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Museums of London
The wooden coffin with the mummy
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Museums of London
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The Tube
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The Tube
? world?s first uderground line
The
was opened in 1863
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Now there are 12
lines and 270
stations
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The Tube
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Faces of
London
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Faces of London
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Faces of London
London?s policemen ? bobbies.
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Thank you
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