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London Landmarks

London provides countless evidences of its rich history and character. Below is a list of the key attractions in London, from the monuments of London, symbols of its great past, to its many famed palaces, and the innumerous hot-spots, making of it one of the most modern and enjoyable cities in the world.
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace


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Overshadowing residence of the British monarchy since 1837, it is the setting for state occasions and royal ceremonies, where the traditional Guard Change still takes place.
www.royal.gov.uk/output/page555.asp
Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben

Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben


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The core of political affairs in London, magnificent seat of Parliament in gothic revival style, which consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Big Ben, the most famous clock in the world.
www.parliament.uk

London Eye

London Eye


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The London eye is the world's tallest observation wheel and at 135m high it is the third tallest building in London. It offers breathtaking views over the entire city.
www.londoneye.com

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus


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It is the roundabout at the junction of the five busiest streets of London. With its colorful and bright neon lights it is considered the most visited landmark in London by all the young people and tourists.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge


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A magnificent piece of late Victorian engineering, it is the symbol of London. Two great gothic towers and the sophisticated bascule bridge apprise of the passage of big boats 3 times a day.
www.towerbridge.org.uk

Tower of London

Tower of London


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This perfectly preserved medieval fortress, chiefly famous as a prison and place of execution, it is now the repository of the Crown Jewels.
www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square


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This square in the heart of London is admired because of the great statue of Admiral Nelson and the amazing collection of the National Gallery.
www.london.gov.uk/trafalgarsquare

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey


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This gothic masterpiece encloses the whole British history. It is the place of coronation of English monarchs and mausoleum where England's main figures are buried.
www.westminster-abbey.org

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral


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England's only Baroque cathedral, it is considered London's distinctive dome. Located in the heart of the City's financial district, it is setting for the most important ceremonies for the city.


St James

St James


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This quarter surrounds the Royal London with St. James's Palace, original residence of the Queen of England, Green Park, and St. James's Park, London's oldest green areas.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park


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Open in 1637 to the general public, it is the setting for the greatest concerts and demonstrations which take place in the city. The Speakers’ Corner (located in the northeast corner) is a famous site for public speeches and debate since 1872.
www.royalparks.org.uk

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