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The city of London is located in the south of Britain on the famous Thames River. The city has a population of about eight million, and it is considered one of the largest cities in the European Union, in addition to being one of the most important political, economic and cultural centers, and it also includes many famous landmarks.
London City Landmarks
Westminster Abbey is one of the most prominent religious churches located to the west of Westminster Palace, where Henry III rebuilt the old monastery in the Gothic style, then Henry VII built the church between the year 1503-1512 AD.
Trafalgar Square is one of the city’s most important social and political squares, in which the memory of Lord Horatio Nelson’s victory against Napoleon’s conquest in a battle in 1805 AD is celebrated, as there is a long pillar revealing across London, surrounded by four large lions with a group of huge fountains.
William the Conqueror built the Tower of London in 1078 AD, and he was considered a prison from 1100 AD to the middle of the twentieth century, and later turned into a tower considered one of the most important tourist attractions in London.
The London Eye is located on the banks of the River Thames, and reaches a height of approximately 135 m. It is a watch wheel made of external glass walls, with a distinctive view that overlooks magnificent views in the middle of London. Visitors to the London Eye are estimated annually by about 3.5 million people.
Buckingham Palace is the headquarters of Queen Elizabeth II, although it is owned by the British state, and is not among the personal belongings of the Queen.
The British Museum
The museum was built in the year 1753 AD, and it is considered one of the largest and largest human and cultural museums. The museum includes more than one hundred artifacts from all parts of the world, and it contains stories of documenting human culture for many continents from its inception until the current century.
Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge in London on the banks of the River Thames, as well as it is close to the Tower of London, began construction in 1886 AD, and lasted for eight years, and the bridge consists of two towers connected together on the top floor through two horizontal passages.
Big Ben has a history of more than 150 years, and it is one of the most famous landmarks of the city of London, in addition to appearing in many movies because of its distinctiveness and popularity.
The Trafalgar Square contains the oldest monument in London, which dates back more than 1600 years, and the square is also famous for its frequent gathering of flying pigeons.
Other tourist places
- Regent’s Park: It is one of the Royal Gardens located in the northern part of mid-London.
- Westminster Palace: It is the seat of Parliament in the United Kingdom, which was built in the nineteenth century.
- Paul’s Cathedral: Built in the seventeenth century, Paul’s Cathedral has become one of London’s most famous and famous landmarks.