LONDON AND ITS SIGHTS
It is a smalllarge square in the outskirtscentre of London with twothreefour beautiful fountains. In the middle of the square is NapoleonNelsonCook’s Column. Nelson was a famous inventorkingadmiral who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar, GreeceSpainFrance, in 1805. Trafalgar Square is a favourite meeting place for tourists from all over the world.
SkiingJogging, riding, boating, playing cricket or having a picnic – impossible in the centre of a city of 3.57.510 million? Not so in ViennaMadridLondon. You can do all those things right in the centre of the city in HeideHydeHidePark. There is a beautiful big lakeriver for water skiingboatingsurfingtoo.
The Tower of London is one of the best-known sights in London. It was a prisoncastlemuseum in which kings once lived, a castleprisonmuseum in which famous people were killed, and a place where arms were producedhidkept. Today it is a castleprisonmuseum housing the Crown StonesJewels. Tower Bridge across the River SeineDanubeThames is close to the Tower. Parts of the bridge can be raised so that smallbig ships can pass through, but very few come so far up the river nowadays.
The beautiful building on the Thames was opened in 106618521988 after the old palace had been almost totally destroyed by waterfire. There are twothreefour Houses, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Laws are made in the House of LordsCommons. Most foreigners think that the famous clocktower of the Houses of Parliament is called Big BellBenPaul. And most English children do too! Big Ben, however, is the name of the birdbellclock in the clocktower.
The millions of tourists may only look at the building from the insideoutside. 20200400 people work in this famous huthousepalace with its more than 60020040 rooms, and one family, the Royal Family, live there.
More than two million people a year visit this famous place. There are rolewaxpaper models of film starstars, sportsmansportsmen, politicians, writers, and kingkings and queens. Some visitors play tennistricksfootball and stand completely still, so that others think they are made of woodironwax.