London and its sights
The author: Kireev Alexander
Form: 6Teacher: Baturina Anna Tadeevna2015-2016
London, the capital of Great Britain, is a very old city. It is two thousand years old. Many years ago London was a small town on the Thames. There were many villages round it and after many years London and three hundred villages grew into a very large city. Some of the names of those villages you can find in the names of the streets in modern London — Kensington, Westminster and others.There were many wars in those days and people from other countries came to Great Britain and destroyed London, but new houses of stone grew up.London stands not far from the sea. Many ships from other countries came to the port of London and brought cotton, food and other things. Factories grew in London and other cities. Many shops were opened in the centre of London. In 1863 the first underground railway began to work. It was very short in those days.Now London is a beautiful city with large squares and parks. London is one of the biggest cities in the world.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is a very old building in London. It is nine hundred years old. The Tower of London stands on the Thames.In the early days of the history of England the English kings lived in the Tower. Then it was a prison where many people died, black ravens had much food near the walls of the Tower in those years.The black ravens live in the gardens of the Tower now. English people like them very much. A man looks after the ravens and gives them meat in the morning and in the evening.Now the Tower of London is a museum and many people from other countries come to see it. They see the dark stone halls with small windows and thick doors. The walls of the Tower are five metres thick. In the museum they can see many old guns.At ten o’clock every evening the guards lock the big doors of the Tower for the night.