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london and exciting and pulsating metropolis of the new millennium

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a melting pot or both people and culture had a fascinating city of diverse

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contrasts

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the precious jewel of the british crime full of historic sites and cultural

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treasures it's

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the City of London contains the tar and historic landmark with a remarkable

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history a mighty medieval fortress with 13 tires

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broadens 900 years the tar has served many functions from the Middle Ages it

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was a heavily fortified prison

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dating back to two times the beefeaters stand guard over the crown jewels and

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also assist the hordes of tourists to visit the tower

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close to the original main gate is the watery entrance of the famous traitors

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gate through which many prisoners first entered the towers much fear dungeons

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the towers Ravens are protected by royal edict as an ancient legend has it that

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the tire will survive for just as long as the Ravens remain within its walls

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where

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what

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it was here that some of the most important members of the British royal

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family were imprisoned and executed the most famous victim of those cruel times

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was an Belen

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each of the tires has its own history and each is connected to the other by

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way of massive walls

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together they form an eternal building

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after the medieval some paul's cathedral was destroyed by a devastating fire in

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1666

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Christopher Wren was ordered to rebuild it with a dome

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during the 36 years of its construction its design was frequently altered until

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finally a wonderful masterpiece of church architecture was created

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and the cathedral provides a magnificent view across London top

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the monument this the city's tallest freestanding stone column is a reminder

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of the Great Fire of London that destroyed four fifths of the city

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in four days and nights more than 13,000 buildings were destroyed the monument

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was built on the site of the bakery in which the fire began

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Westminster was originally London second city an additional center of power along

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with the City of London district inspired by the construction of

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Westminster Abbey

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the Abbey has witnessed the crowning and eventual internment of every English

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mark

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it was originally built as a Norman church is London's oldest and most

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important church

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westminster cathedral is different to the Abbey

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it is a catholic church that was reestablished 300 years after the

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Reformation

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basilica of romantic byzantine design with a red brick facade green domes and

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a panoramic Campanile

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it's interior is extremely colorful various shades of marble shining gold

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mosaics

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it features more than 100 types of models from all over the world

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located on the banks of the River Thames is the neo-gothic Palace of Westminster

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this splendid building served as a residence for the monarchy right up

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until the reign of king henry the eighth

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it was once destroyed by fire but was rebuilt

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since 1547 has been the seat of the English Parliament the house of lords

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and the house of commons

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Big Ben dates back to 1859 and is one of London's most famous landmarks

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what are derived its name from its 13-ton bell when Parliament is in

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session

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a lap shines in the tar

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the old district of San James is full of historic job includes the Regals and

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james park that is now open to the general public

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Henry the eighth's ordered that this former swampland to be drained so that

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his french garden designers could create a marvelous royal park and enclosures

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for deer

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close to the park is the famous horse guards parade just one of the sites of

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London's Daily changing of the guards

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only black horses take part

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dressed in their blood red jackets and shining golden helmets

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the guards are a truly impressive sights

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under the watchful eye of mounted policeman the soldiers make their way to

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Buckingham Palace a fine old tradition

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since the reign of Queen Victoria buckingham palace has served as london's

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royal residence

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the official living quarters and administrative offices of today's royal

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household

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the garden of mulberry trees once grew here and the Duke of Buckingham

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subsequently added a simple brick-built residence

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where

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around 60 years later George the second purchase this site for his wife

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george the fourth eventually began to design an extensive palace complex

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today's front facade was originally the rear of the palace

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the building contains six hundred rooms and 1000 windows

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it was built a great expense and caused of a natural scandal

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the royal master contains the horses and carriages that are used for various

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royal ceremonies

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30 ceremonial horses are trained here

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this exquisitely gilded fairytale-like carriage is a remarkable focal point

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it's the famous carriage that has been used to transport numerous English

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monarchs to the coronation in Westminster Abbey

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there around 70 historical carriages land ours of light characters within the

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large courtyard and holes of the Royal Mews

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in the middle of the 19th century architect john nash design Trafalgar

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Square has a large public area

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in its center is a 56 meter high column in honor of Admiral Lord Nelson who

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defeated Napoleon's fleet in 1805 at the Battle of trivia

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once the location of the Royal stables this is now a place of huge fountains

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and ever hungry pigeons square also contains the church of st. Martin's in

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the field and a museum

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it has always been a popular location for political demonstrations thousands

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congregate here on New Year's Eve

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- welcome in the new year

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the National Gallery in the northern section of the square contains more than

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2,000 works of us is one of the largest art collections in the world

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the church of st. martin-in-the-fields contains the mortal remains of several

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famous people

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Piccadilly Circus is at the heart of this lively city with its theaters bars

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and restaurants and constant flow of traffic

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in the evening an abundance of neon signs illuminate London's Piccadilly a

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center of attraction for the millions of tourists who come here each year

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leicester square is part of soho has been the city's most popular

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entertainment district since the 17th century

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it features large cinemas and the latest films as well as gambling casinos and

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all kinds of attractions a paradise of nocturnal entertainment

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so also has its naughty side with exotic reviews

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striptease and peep shows

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china Tom features archers of telephone booths that a crown by pagoda like roofs

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were Chinese supermarkets and exotic restaurants are open well into the night

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haven't gotten now one of London's busiest areas extremely popular with

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both Londoners and tourists alike

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once a lively fruit and vegetable market and today a place of shops restaurants

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and street entertainment

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both concerts and mechanical cabaret are very popular attractions here

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fascinating and somewhat farcical bizarre on the cob

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Neil street contains a variety of alternative shops from natural cosmetics

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to homeopathic medicines and vegetarian food

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- simple clothing

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london is famous for its vast range of theaters and musicals the West End

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contains a truly historic collection of magical theaters

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camden market has become increasingly popular crowded chaotic and

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multicultural the home of cool and the latest fashions

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it is here that extravagant designer shoes and clothing assault before they

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launched onto the mass market place it's also popular for a tattoo or two

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weekends are frenetic here and the area's shops pubs and restaurants are

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always crowded

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this is a place of the unusual of arts and crafts secondhand goods and valuable

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antiques

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camden lock is a locked gate close to the market

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from here the Regent's Canal travels to london's dockland

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those who travel on the canals must also operate the locks but it's a worthwhile

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experience and a good way to travel across London

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the Regent's Canal features boat trips from Camden Lock to Little Venice a

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relaxing adventure

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no hustle and bustle

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in 1820 this canal connected the Grand Junction canal in the West with london's

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docs in the East is designed by architect John Nash

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the original route through Regent's Park was redirected now the canal travels

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along side the park

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the journey travels past various exclusive properties at the canal backs

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are ideal for a leisurely strong

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the canal contains a growing number of house books the green sways of the park

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begin here

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it's a popular area with one and all

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various side canals appear

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it's difficult to believe that this tranquil setting is located in the

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middle of London

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the boat gradually reaches its final destination little venice

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a small canal basin with romantic riverbanks

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close to further locks

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a relaxing area with tiny cafes and restaurants on both keys and boats

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dreamy area that lives up to its name

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officially part of central London in 1820

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kensington was but a tiny village and hyde park was a royal hunting ground

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victoria station the main station for the Southern roots was built during the

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reign of Queen Victoria junction of both trains and buses

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in the middle of the 19th century the new spirit of the age transformed the

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customer brick stone design modern traffic regulations were introduced the

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still in force today

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building design became more functional massive structures of Steel mark the

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birth of a new era

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the river thames is always influenced life in London the Millennium Bridge is

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the city's most recent bridge and the 60 to span the river

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shakespeare's globe a modern reconstruction of the circular Globe

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Theatre has been built on almost the exact site of the original building

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when you see as it was based on the original design interior features

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natural light a modest stage and simple scenery

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on a joining museum displays old stage costumes and city plans

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numerous old lanes and buildings follow the course of the river thames

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atmospheric reminder of bygone times

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in a small Inlet close to London Bridge is a clever replica of Sir Francis Drake

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ship once featured in a motion picture

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southwark cathedral was founded in the 12th century as a monastery church

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the battleship HMS Belfast is now floating museum

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and tower bridge is not only a famous landmark

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but also one of the city's most striking sites a fascinating masterpiece of

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Victorian architecture

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on each side there are gothic tars that are connected fire a catwalk for

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pedestrians up until nineteen seventy-six the lower main bridge was

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operated by a steam engine

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sightseeing trips in bark from Westminster appear in the shadow of Big

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Ben the journey travels down river to Greenwich

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beneath the impressive tar bridge past reg . and the classical facade of the

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royal naval college

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next the Millennium Dome a modern I catch instructor

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it measures 320 meters in diameter and in its center

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it is 50 meters tall it spun glass roof is supported by 12 90 meter high columns

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and then another gigantic complex the tens flood barrier if the tide is

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excessive and a threat to London a total of ten lakhs can be operated to avert a

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possible disaster

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the Docklands train is a new addition traveled through this newly built area

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that was once the site of london's old docks

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as the docs became redundant it's huge warehouses lay empty for several years

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but today it features an imaginative array of splendid architecture

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a passageway leads beneath the Thames from the Docklands train terminal to

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Greenwich one of London's historic suburbs

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the sightseeing votes also stop here and the majestic clipper the Cutty Sark is

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on display by the pier it once won the annual ocean-going China to London race

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Greenwich is an elegant area with numerous restaurants pups bookshops

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markets and antique shops

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the top of the hill in Greenwich Park is a popular destination as it not only

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provides an extensive view of the river tens but it's also the home of the

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world-famous greenwich observatory

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it's here that the zero meridian of our global chronology can be visited

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but it's also a popular feeding ground for the local squirrels

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the highlight of any holiday in London must be the largest ferris wheel in the

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world

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the London Eye situated on the banks of the Thames it rises higher into the sky

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opposite the houses of parliament and Big Ben

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it was built for the new millennia

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technical masterpiece

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this the former center of the largest empire in the world is still a city of

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superlatives that attract millions of visitors each year exciting both day and

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night

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london a modern city with age-old traditions and a long and colorful

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history

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