London – maturitní otázka z angličtiny (9)



Otázka: London

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Terka



Location: S-E of England

River: the Thames

8,000,000 people

One of the most important financial and cultural capitals

33 units: the City of London (heart) + 33 borroughs


The City of London

built by Romans in 50 A.D (called Londonium), Romans built there very first bridge

nowadays – financial centre

cockney – the best known dialect of London (S-E)


  • St. Paul´s Cathedral

the biggest cathedral in the world, Whispering gallery(famous curiosity)

many famous people are buried there(Nelson, Wren)


  • The Tower of London

used to be a prison, fortress, royal residence, execution place,

Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters,legend of ravens(cut wings)


Other place of interest:

  • Buckingham palace

the seat of Royal family, 11 am – Changing of the Guards (spectacles)

  • Westminster Abbey

gothic, founded in the 11th century,  burial of the kings and famous people (Newton, Darwin, Dickens, Chaucer) + poet´s corner

  • The Houses of Parliament = Palace of Westminster

British parliament consists of the  House of Commons and House of Lords

the well- known clock tower with the bell called Big Ben (sir Benjamin Hall)

  • Tower Bridge

originally the only crossing over the river Thames, main symbol, it can open in the middle and let large ship to go through

  • Piccadilly Circus

fountain with the statue of Eros, huge advertising billboards, theatres, museums, shops

  • London Eye

the largest observatory wheel in the world, built to celebrate new millenium, it never stops, 30 minutes/one round), 15 m

  • Traffalgar Square

statue of Horatio Nelson, National Gallery, big celebrations but also strikes


London parks

  • Hyde Park – the biggest, the royal park, speaker´s corner
  • Kew Gardens
  • Kensington Gardens – Albert memorial
  • Greenwich Park, St. James´ Park

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