Presentation on theme: "Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is a public space. Nelson Column is in the centre, guarded by four lion statues at its base. It commemorates the battle."— Presentation transcript:
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is a public space. Nelson Column is in the centre, guarded by four lion statues at its base. It commemorates the battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory on Napoleon. In this square there are fountains that are lightened by LED lights. At the back there is the National Gallery. There is also a temporary statue that represents a child on a horse.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free. The Gallery is the fourth most visited art museum in the world.
OXFORD STREET It is one of the most famous street of the city It is in the city of Westminster. It is two and half kilometres from Oxford Circus to St. Giles Circus. It has approximately 300 shops.
PICCADILLY CIRCUS Piccadilly Circus is a road junction of London's West End in the City of Westmister. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. The Circus is close to the major shopping and entertainment areas in the West End. Piccadilly Circus is surrounded by illuminated advertising hoardings on the buildings.
TATE MODERN Tate Modern is a modern art gallery in London. It holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and is the most- visited modern art gallery in the world.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852.
COVENT GARDEN In 1540 Covent Garden was the vegetable garden of Westminster Abbey; then it became a market for fruit and vegetables and now it is a theatre. There are also a lot of shops and tourist attractions like street artists.
Liberty is a shop in Regent Street in Central London.The shop opened in 1875.The shop sells ornaments,f abric and objet of art. It took the name from Arthur Lasenby Liberty. During the 1890s the store became one of the most prestigious in London. LYBERTY SHOP LONDON
TATE GALLERY The Tate Gallery is a part of four art museums. It was called National Gallery of British Art It was founed in 1897. There is a collection of International Modern and Contemporary Art.
Hyde Park Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, and one of the Royal Parks of London. It is divided by the Serpentine into Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and covers 253 hectares. It was acquired in 1536 by Henry VIII, as an hunting ground, until Charles I opened it to the general public.
Kew Gardens The Kew Gardens are the Royal Botanic Gardens, in the southwest of London between Richmond and Kew. It is 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasseshouse. Kew Gardens originated in the exotic garden at Kew park.
The Houses of Parliament The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Palace is on the River Thames in the City of Westminster, central London.
St. Paul’s Cathedral The cathedral is one of the most famous in London. It was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is still one of the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second largest church in the United Kingdom. It is on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London.
The River Thames The River Thames flows through southern England. Its course starts in south west England and ends east of central London It is the longest river in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, behind the River Severn.
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised street in London, located in Soho district, near Oxford Street. It became popular for “Mod style” in the 60’s. Today Carnaby Street is full of shops and restaurants and it is populare among teenagers and turists for shopping.
CITY The city is an area of London. The city is today a major business and financial centre. The name “London” is now used for a wider area than just the City of London, which is often known simply as “The City”. La City of London is governed by the City of London Corporation.
Madame Tussauds is a museum that shows the wax statues of famous peoples. People can see their idols as Queen Elizabeth II, the Beatles and Henry VIII. In the dome above there is a Planetarium Madame Tussaud
30 St Mary Axe 30 St Mary Axe, also called ”the Gherkin”, is a skyscraper in the City of London. It was completed in 2003 and opened in 2004. It has 41 floors and it is 180 metres high. It has become an iconic symbol of London.
Greenwich Royal Greenwich is the palace which gives its name to the Greenwich Meridian passing through it. It was the birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. There is also a park with a Statue of a commander of the British expedition to conquest Quebec.