10. Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey
This is a holy place.
All English kings have been
crowned and buried in the
church since 1308.
Many greatest poets and writers
are buried in the Poetburied in the Poet‘s Corner.‘s Corner.
Dickens, Kipling are amongDickens, Kipling are among
16. Big BenBig Ben
Big Ben is the nickname for the
great bell of the clock at the
north end of the Palace of
The clock tower looksThe clock tower looks
spectacular at night when thespectacular at night when the
four clock faces are illuminated.four clock faces are illuminated.
Each dial is 7 metres in diameterEach dial is 7 metres in diameter
The minute hands are 4.2The minute hands are 4.2
metres long and weigh aboutmetres long and weigh about
The numbers are approximatelyThe numbers are approximately
60 cm long60 cm long
There are 312 pieces of glass inThere are 312 pieces of glass in
each clock dialeach clock dial
21. Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
There are always a lot of
people and pigeons on the
Every winter there is a big
Christmas tree which is a
gift from Norway in the
middle of the square.
On New Year’s Eve people
gather around the tree.
In the middle of the square
there is Admiral Nelson’s
22. Westminster Palace
is the seat of the British Parliament. Most of the people
know this building as the Houses of Parliament. The
building is 280 metres long. There are more than 1000
23. Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace
is the official residence of the Queenis the official residence of the Queen
The history of BuckinghamThe history of Buckingham
Palace began in 1702 whenPalace began in 1702 when
the Duke of Buckingham hadthe Duke of Buckingham had
it built as his London home.it built as his London home.
Queen Victoria was the firstQueen Victoria was the first
monarch to take up residencemonarch to take up residence
in Buckingham palace inin Buckingham palace in
More than 600 rooms,More than 600 rooms,
including 52 Royal and guestincluding 52 Royal and guest
bedrooms, 188 staffbedrooms, 188 staff
bedrooms, 92 offices and 78bedrooms, 92 offices and 78
35. University of OxfordUniversity of Oxford
MottoMotto: Dominus: Dominus
Illuminatio MeaIlluminatio Mea
““The Lord is myThe Lord is my
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