Buckingham Palace Transport museum Piccadily S. Paul’s cathedral Imperial war Guildhall Towers bridge Coven Garden
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. England's most famous royal palace and it opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every summer. The Ball Supper Room, the setting for a host of sparkling events in the history of the palace, 29-acre gardens and annual exhibitions are all also available to visitors. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high. At 36.6m long, 18m wide and 13.5m high, the Ballroom is the largest multi- purpose room in Buckingham Palace. It was opened in 1856 with a ball to celebrate the end of the Crimean War. Every day in summer at 11.30 a.m. there ’ s a ceremony in front of the palace called The changing of the Guard. More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties
What's on at London Transport Museum London Transport Museum: A must for any budding horse-drawn carriage, tram, tube, or bus driver. Visitors can take a journey through time with more than 200 years of travel history under the one roof. Shops, hands-on exhibits, video and touch screen interactive displays all make for a great day out for any age. There are regular film shows at weekends from archive footage, guided tours and special family trails. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century
Piccadilly Circus is the name of a famous London square and meeting place, the moral heart of the city, located in City of Westminster. Built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the same name Piccadilly (a major shopping street) has become over the years one of the main hubs of the city traffic. Its favorable location in the heart of London's West End, and its proximity to major attractions such as the theaters of Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street or streets as The Haymarket, full of shops and clubs, have made Piccadilly Circus a busy point meeting, as well as a real tourist attraction and has become one of the symbol of London. Famous for its bright displays and neon signs placed on a building located on the north side of the same and the famous Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, which represents "the Angel of Christian Charity" (known to most as "Eros") The square is surrounded by imposing buildings such as the London Pavilion (home to many shops and the Trocadero) and the Criterion Theatre. In addition, directly under the perimeter of the square is the eponymous underground station in London.
Sir Christopher Wren's mighty S. Paul Cathedral draws the eye like nothing else in London, even though the City's skyscrapers now tower above it. The centerpiece of the great reconstruction of London after the great fire of 1666, it is still the spiritual focus of Great Britain. Royal weddings and birthdays, the funerals of Britain's leaders and services to celebrate the ends of wars all take place beneath the famous dome. The cathedral miraculously survived the Blitz in World War II and served as an inspirational symbol of strength. Explore the medieval relics in the crypt, the gorgeous Victorian mosaics, and up to the staggering views of London from the top of the dome.
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘war-time experience’. It is proud to be regarded as one of the essential sights of London. The Museum spans a huge range of activities not only at its main London location but also at its four further branches: the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall, the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London, Imperial War Museum duford near Cambridge, and Imperial War Museum North in Trafford. The information on this website tells you about the permanent displays, the archives, special exhibitions, forthcoming events, education programmes, corporate hospitality and shopping facilities.
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of Europe's leading conservatoires, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School first opened its doors on 27 September 1880 to 62 part-time students in a disused warehouse in the City of London Today it is situated in the heart of one of Britain's most important arts venues at the Barbican and has over 800 full- time music and drama students, with a growing international reputation for its teaching and research. More than a third of the School's students are currently from outside the UK and represent over 40 nationalities.
The bridge, designed by city architect Horace Jones in collaboration with John Wolfe Barry, would eventually be completed in 1894. Five contractors and nearly 450 workers were involved in the construction of the 265 meter long bridge. It took 11,000 tons of steel to build the framework. At the time many people disliked its Victorian Gothic design, but over time the bridge became one of London’s most famous symbols.
Covent Garden is a district of London. Its current name is a corruption of "Convent Garden" at the end of the twelfth and early thirteenth century, in fact, there stood the garden of a convent. In 1540 Henry VIII ordered the expropriation, and Covent Garden became a market place. More recently there have arisen restaurants, museums, shops, craft stands, animated by various street artists is one of the main attractions of the British capital. Covent Garden is also famous for its theaters. Among them stands the Royal Opera House to the point that, for fans of Opera, "Covent Garden" and "Royal Opera House," tend to be two names interchangeable
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