London By:Abel B.

Things to know about London

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing houses of parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ Clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the Entire city

Tourism

Tourism;Millions of tourist lives in London each year.Providing goods and services for these visitors is one of London’s leading industries. The largest of London’s many hotels are in the West End and in the western outlying areas near Heathrow Airport. The West End also has many of London’s finest restaurants and bars.

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The Tower of London

Tower of London is a group of stone buildings in the East End of London, on the north bank of the River Thames. It has served as a fortress, a prison, and a palace. The oldest of the buildings, a central tower called the White Tower, was built by William I, the Conqueror, and dates from the late 1000's

Tower of London

The buildings of the Tower of London have great thick walls. A shallow moat and two additional stone walls surround the group of buildings. The Tower of London is so strong that in former days it could have held off a whole army. The buildings now serve chiefly as a showplace and museum. The museum's armor collection was started by Henry VIII in the 1500's.

Many famous people were imprisoned in the damp, dark cells of the Tower of London. The young Edward V and his brother, the Duke of York, were put in the Tower of London when their uncle, Richard III, became king in 1483. The boys were never seen again. In the 1550's, Lady Jane Grey was beheaded in the Tower, following an attempt to make her queen.

The Tower of London also holds the crowns, scepters, and other royal treasures of the English rulers, known as the regalia. The tower is guarded by members of the Guards Division and staffed by colorfully outfitted Yeomen Warders (seeYeoman)

Transportation in London

Transportation. Expressways and underground and surface railways carry commuters between the outlying areas and central London each work day. The London subway system, which Londoners call the tube or the underground, is one of the world’s largest subway systems. It includes more than 100 miles of underground rail lines. Buses carry passengers throughout the city. London Underground Limited operates the subway system. Privately owned companies operate surface commuter trains.

The History in London

History

In A.D. 43, armies of the Roman Empire started to conquer Britain. Historians believe they established a military camp along the Thames, possibly in what is now Westminster. A few years later, the Romans built a trading port on the Thames near present-day London Bridge. They probably chose this site because the riverbanks east of this point were too marshy for settlement. The Romans called the port Londinium. The name London comes from this word.

By the early 200's, the Romans had built a wall around London, possibly to protect it from raiders. This wall, and the ones that later replaced it, formed London's boundaries for hundreds of years.

In 410, Germanic invaders attacked Rome, and the Roman troops in Britain were called home to fight the invaders. This date thus marks the end of Roman control over Britain. Most inhabitants abandoned London, and the city declined

Religion in London

Religion;Many Londoners are members of the Church of England or other Protestant Churches. Other religions represented in London include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism and Sikhism.

foods in London

Fish and chips; The fish is usually cod but haddock or plaice are also used. The fish is deep fried and comes with chips (French fries). Peas are also added (either just boiled or mashed). Onion rings might come as a side dish, too, but you are always asked if you want them.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a famous dessert in London

There are many other foods and desserts in London for you can enjoy once you go to London for example; Tea, Crumpets,Bangers and Mash and Fish fingers Sandwich

Weather in London

London: Annual Weather Averages. July is the hottest month in London with an average temperature of 19°C (66°F) and the coldest is January at 5°C (41°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 7 in June. The wettest month is October with an average of 71mm of rain.

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Created with images by derwiki - "london parliament england" • Alan Perestrello - "Radiant London" • August Brill - "London Town" • wwarby - "British Coins" • ymmat - "View of the Tower of London" • Dun.can - "London Underground" • Fabiano Rebeque - "Tower of London" • JackPeasePhotography - "St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK" • smallkaa - "P1040618" • DeepBluC - "Sticky toffee pudding" • mostaque - "The London Eye @ night"

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