15 Beautiful London Attractions 2015 with HD Photos

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In the table below, we have compiled important pictures of London attraction for you. In addition to a photo, there are some short facts and often a little story.

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If you prepare a presentation or a presentation about London, you can get an overview and decide which attractions you want to talk about.

15 Beautiful London Attractions 2015 with HD Photos

Attraction # 1 : London Eye

  • Height: 135 meters
  • Opening: March, 2000
  • 25 people per gondola
  • one revolution takes about 35 minutes

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Attraction # 2 : The Shard (The Shard)

  • 310 meters high
  • Inauguration: July 5, 2012
  • tallest building in the European Union

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Attraction # 3 : Buckingham Palace

  • Residence of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham
  • Bought in 1761 by King George III
  • repeatedly expanded
  • since 1837 the main residence of the British monarch
  • currently 775 rooms
  • Is the Queen at the Palace, blowing the royal flag , otherwise the Union Flag .

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Attraction # 4 : Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster)

  • until the 16th century residence of the kings of England
  • 1834 almost completely destroyed by the fire
  • Today the Parliament (House of Lords and House of Commons) seat
  • 1100 Facilities
  • 1605 conspirators tried to kill the King by an explosion of gunpowder, but failed. The conspirators (including Guy Fawkes) were arrested and killed.

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Attraction # 5 : Big Ben – Elizabeth Tower

  • Part of the parliament building
  • Official Name: Great Bell of Westminster
  • the four smaller bells ring every quarter of an hour
  • the large bell strikes every hour
  • Big Ben is only the name of the great bell in the tower
  • entire tower is officially Clock Tower
  • The origin of the nickname Big Ben is not yet established, most likely it is named after Sir Benjamin Hall. It may also be that a boxer named Benjamin Caunt is responsible for the nickname.
  • The Clock Tower 2012 has been renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Attraction # 6 : Westminster Abbey

  • Built in 1065 by Edward the Confessor
  • British monarchs are crowned traditionally
  • Tomb of monarchs and celebrities (Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, George Frideric Handel, Isaac Newton)

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Attraction # 7 : The Tower of London

  • Official name: Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress
  • was in the course of time fortress, Zoo, place on executions, cemetery, residence, prison, archive, embossing location for coins
  • The oldest part is the White Tower – this was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror
  • consists of several “rings”

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Attraction # 8 : Yeomen Warders (Beefeater)

  • Gatekeeper Tower and oldest bodyguard of the world
  • are responsible for guarding the crown jewels
  • On the uniform character E II R can be seen. This is Elizabeth II Regina.

 

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Attraction # 9 : Tower Bridge

  • Opened in 1894
  • Folding and hanging bridge
  • 244 meters long
  • upper connections open for sightseeing

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Attraction # 10 :  St. Paul’s Cathedral

  • first church stood here before in 604
  • after the Great Fire of London of 1666 began Sir Christopher Wren with the construction of the Cathedral
  • 111 meters = 365 feet high (1 feet per day of the year)
  • Location State Zermonien (Lord Nelson Funeral, Wedding Prince Charles and Lady Diana, 50th Jubilee Elizabeth II)
  • In the dome there is the whispering. The sound is directed to the opposite side.

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Attraction # 11 : Millennium Footbridge

  • Opened in 2000, the bridge for pedestrians
  • 325 meters long
  • connects St Paul’s Cathedral and the world’s largest Tate Modern
  • has to reduce vibrations, a special damping system
  • In the film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this bridge can be seen. It is destroyed in the film.

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Attraction # 12 : Globe Theatre

  • first theater was built in 1599
  • This reconstructed building is 230 meters further away
  • Plays of Shakespeare are listed here
  • open theater (do not forget the rain shield)

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Attraction # 13 : Trafalgar Square

  • largest square in the center of London
  • Intersection of important roads (The Mall, Whitehall, Pall Mall)
  • Space for festivals – but also for demonstrations

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Attraction # 14 : Nelson’s Column

  • Victory Column with Admiral Nelson, who won important victories for England, such as the Battle of Trafalgar – 1805 victory of the Royal Navy on the Franco-Spanish Armada (Navy)

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Attraction # 15 : The Mall

  • very wide road
  • leads directly from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square
  • decorated with flags during state visits

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