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London is one of the biggest cities of the world. Its population is about 7 million people. London is a great industrial and cultural centre, one of the most important ports of the world. London is divided into four parts: the City, Westminster, the West End and the East End. London is famous for its sights. Many visitors come to London and go sightseeing about it. British Museum The Reading Room, which was recently incorporated into the Great Court (a stunning covered courtyard) has witnessed the likes of Karl Marx, Mahatma Ghandi and George Bernard Shaw working under its awe-inspiring dome. Admission is free and there are lots of events and special exhibitions taking place throughout the year. If you come to London you will go to Trafalgar square. In the middle of it there is a monument to Admiral Nelson for his victories at the war against Napoleon. Trafalgar square is very popular with visitors. They come to have a rest near the fountains. The modern palace was founded in 1840, and Queen Victoria opened First Parliament here in 1849. When Parliament is in session the British flag if flying on the top of the tower. 3 On the bank of the river Thames the Houses of Parliament are situated. Westminster Abbey is a historical building. It was founded in 1050 as a monastery. The present building dates from about 1480. W.A. is in the centre of London. Westminster Abbey is a place where English kings and queens are coronated.This tradition was established by William the Conqueror who was crowned on Christmas Day in 1066. 2 St. Paul's Cathedral , the largest in Britain, was designed and built by sir Christofer Wren on the site of cathedral destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666. During World War II the Cathedral was hit by enemy bombs, one of which destroyed the High Altar. The clock was nicknamed after Sir Benjamin Hall who was given the job of having the bell hoisted up. The clock is one of the finest and the most accurate in the world. It chimes the hours to the tune of Hendel's music. People are allowed to get inside the tower if they wish to see the works of Big Ben. There are 334 steps to reach the top of the tower. The hour hand is 274 cms long, the minute hand is 496 cms long. The Tower of London is one of the most interesting sights of London. It is over 900 years old. The Tower was once a castle. It was planned by William II, the Conqueror with two purposes: to defend London from invaders and to keep it under the control of his government. At present people visit Tower as a museum to see old weapons. A few people know that the Tower is a village with a population of about 200. In the busiest time the road was raised and lowered 50 times a day. Buckingham Palace is the Queen's residence. The original building was erected between 1702 and 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham. It was bought by George III in 1761 and renamed to Buckingham Palace. The east fronts we see today is the work of Sir Aston Webb and dates 1913. There is the colourful ceremony of Changing of the Guards which takes place in front of the Palace at 11.30 every morning. Madame Tussaud’s Madame Tussaud was a wax modeller who made death masks of victims of the French Revolution. The museum was founded in Paris in 1770. It came to England in 1802 and settled in London in 1835. Nowadays it is one of the oldest, largest and best Wax Exhibitions in the world. Hide Park Hide Park with its Speaker’s Corner is in the West End of London. It is the most famous park in London. The Regent's Park was designed in 1811 by renowned architect John Nash and includes stunning rose gardens with more than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties. The Park is the largest outdoor sports area in London Regent’s Park There is a terrific variety of wildlife, the most visible of which is the birdlife. People have been keenly observing birdlife in Regent's Park since the middle of the 19th century. In the late 1980s, Regent's Park became the centre for waterfowl breeding for The Royal Parks. With the creation of wetland areas and marginal plantings they should find many more areas with suitable cover. The Regent's Park is one of the few sites in central London where the Hedgehog is still found. Regent's Park's ornamental waterfowl collection was expanded, particularly during the 1970s and 80s, to exceed ninety species of swans, geese and ducks. Amphibians are represented by the common frog, common toad, and smooth newt. London Zoo The London Zoo is Britain’s best known zoo, it’s National zoo, and one of the most famous and prestigious collections in the world. It is the primary home of the Zoological Society of London, and it occupies thirty six acres of a Royal Park, less than two miles from the centre of the city of London. St. James’s Park Three royal palaces skirt St James's Park. The most ancient palace is Westminster, now known as the Houses of Parliament. St James's Palace with its Tudor style still holds the title of the Court of St James despite the fact that the Monarch has lived in the third palace, Buckingham Palace since 1837. There are many ducks; gulls; swans; geese; pelicans. St James's is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration. London Eye This is the biggest wheel in Britain.