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Piccadilly Circus
Jan05

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is the famous public space in the City of Westminster. It is the road junction that connects Regents Street and Picadilly, linking the major shopping areas and entertaining spots of the West end of the city, such as the theatres of the Shaftesbury Avenue and the Haymarket. Since 1819 it was a busy traffic interchange, and the first electronic advertisement appeared in 1910. Nowadays it is worldwide recognized, by its...

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Trafalgar Square
Jan05

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is located in Westminster, Central London. It is surrounded by major London tourist and cultural attractions such as the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the St. Martin in the Fields Church. It is one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and was named due to the Battle of Trafalgar where the British navy defeated France and Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Trafalgar Square has several...

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Buckingham Palace
Jan05

Buckingham Palace

Located in Westminster, the Buckingham Palace is London’s official residence of the British Monarchy. Even though the original building was a townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 (and lately acquired by George III as a personal residence), it became the official Royal Residence during Queen Victoria’s reign. Nowadays, it is also the administrative headquarters of the Monarchy and the venue for great Royal...

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Westminster Abbey
Jan05

Westminster Abbey

Located in the heart of London, close to Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey is the famous gothic church where the coronations of Kings and Queens of England are held. But coronations are not the only important events celebrated here. Burials of monarchs, poets, scientists and other personalities have taken place in the Abbey. Over 3000 people are buried in the Church and Cloisters and there are over 600 monuments and memorials....

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Big Ben
Jan05

Big Ben

At the North-West end of the Palace of Westminster, it stands the Clock Tower. Even though this tower and its clock are known as the Big Ben, this is actually the nickname given to the great bell of the clock. There are two theories on why Ben was chosen as the name for the biggest bell. One says that it is in honor to Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell, and the other states it’s named Ben after boxer...

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Houses of Parliament
Jan05

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament is the popular name for The Palace of Westminster. The current gothic revival building stands on the North bank of the Thames River and was known as Thorney Island on the first half of 11th Century, when Edward the Confessor and penultimate Saxon monarch of England, had a royal palace built. The Palace of Westminster is worldwide recognized because of its fine design and rich history. The exterior of the...

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