Téma: British Cities
London is the capital city of Great Britain. There live over 3 million people. It is located on The River Thames, divides London into two parts: the East End and the West End. The East End were homes of workers and poor people. In the West End, there are financial and commercial centres with the Bank of England and other important business offices.
In London, there are a lot of sights. One of them is Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is a royal residence since the last century. There is also a park. Tourists come to see changing of the Guards. The guardsmen wear a red coat and a black helmet. If you are a lover of ships, you must visit Greenwich. There you can admire very old ships.
Another sight is the Tower of London. It was once a royal residence, but also a prison for enemies of the King. The oldest part of the Tower is the White Tower. There are also Crown Jewels.
Next to the Tower of London is the Tower Bridge. The Tower Bridge opens when the ships want to pass. There are two towers.
In the city, there is also one of the largest cathedrals – St. Paul´s Cathedral. There is a very interesting whispering gallery. If you whisper there, people hear you on the other side of this gallery. There Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in 1981.
There are many theatres, cinemas, restaurants and shops. In the centre of it, there is the statue of Eros – the God of love.
In the Westminster palace, there are the Houses of Parliament. There are two houses: The House of Lords and the House of Commons. You can see two towers there. The higher one is called Big Ben. In Westminster Abby, there are buried the members of the royal family. And almost every coronation since William the conqueror has happened there.
There are many Parks in London among Hyde Park. Other famous parks are Kensington Garden and Regents Park with Zoo.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It is one of the most beautiful cities. There you can find many historical buildings like the Castle. This castle was built in the 12th century on a hill. There is also the historic street known as Royal Mile. The city holds the Festival of Music and Drama.