HISTORY OF LONDON
London – the capital of Great Britain When we think of Paris, Rome.
Madrid, Lisbon and other European capitals, we think of them as cities.
When we think of the whole of modern London, the capital city of England
and the United Kingdom, that great area covering several hundred square
kilometres, we do not think of it as a city. not even as a city and its
suburbs. Modem London is not one city that has steadily become larger
through the centuries; it is a number of cities. towns, and villages
that have, during the past centuries, grown together to make one vast
urban area. London is situated upon both banks of the River Thames, it
is the largest city in Britain and one of the largest in the world. Its
population is about 7 million people. London dominates the life of
Britain. It is the chief port of the country and the most important
commercial, manufacturing and cultural centre. There is little heavy
industry in London, but there is a wide range of light industry in
Greater London. London consists of three parts: the City of London, the
West End and the East End. The City extends over an area of about 2.6
square kilometres in the heart of London. About half a million people
work in the City but only less than 6000 live here. It is the financial
centre of the UK with many banks, offices and Stock Exchange. But the
City is also a market for goods of almost every kind, from all parts of
the world. The West End can be called the centre of Tendon. Here are the
historical palaces as well as the famous parks. Hyde Park with its
Speakers Corner is also here. Among other parks are Kensington Gardens,
St.Jamess Park. In the West End is Buckingham Palace. Which is the
Queens residence, and the Palace of Westminster which is the seat of
Parliament. The best-known streets here are Whitehall with important
Government offices. Downing Street, the London residence of Prime
Minister and the place where the Cabinet meets.
The Romans went to England many, many yars ago. They built a town on the
River Thames.The name of the town was Londinium.The Romans built
Londinium near the river.The place for the town was very good.Soon the
Romans built a bridge over the River Thames .The Romans left Britan. Now
London is a very large city, but the River Thamesis stillin the centre
of London .Until 1749, there was onli one bridge over the river:London
Bridge . In the 19 central there were already a lot of new bridges in
London. Now there are more than twenty bridges over the Thames.
The Museum’s collections are its outstanding resource and are constantly
changing. The Museum regularly adds new material, including finds from
archaeological digs. The overall aim is to build up a unique resource
about London and Londoners for future generations to study and enjoy.
Explore summaries of our collections below. The shop at Museum of London
specialises in gifts and books about London.
London and its places of interest. London is the biggest city in Britain
and the capital of Great Britain. London is the most important citius in
the word. It is a centre of business an tourism an also a financial
centre of Britain. London is the most inportant citius in the world. It
is a centre of business a tourism an also a financial centre of Britain.
More then 7 million people live and work in London. Many tourists come
to London to visit its places. Before London got this name its was
colled Londinium. It is was a small town built by the Romans on the
river Thames Londinium got bigger and bigger the Romans built many roads
and a bridge over the River Thames. London Bridge.
It got a name London bridge. They were a lot of houses and shops on the
bridge. Now there are more than 28 bridgesin London. William the
The Fire of London
In October 1796 there was a T The Fire of London.he Fire of London. fire
in the old city of London.The fire started in a house on London Bridge.
The weather was fine that day, there were few houses on London Bridge,
and that is why only 4 ouses were burnt. The fire started on Thursday
and was over on Friday. The people of London built a newcity after the
William the Conqueror
At the biginning of The 11th century England was already a great contry
and London was a very inportant city.In 1066 William the Conqueror and
his people went went to England from Normandy in France.
William the Conqueror became King of England. The King lived in London.
Many of his people lived in London too.But William was afraid of the
English , of the people of London and he built the White Tower to live
in it. Now it is 1 of the most important and beautiful buildings of the
Tower of London. As it is very famous, a lot of people visit it every
All Kings and Queens of England have live in London.It became the
biggest city in England.Bu 1600 there were more than 2 hundred thousand
(200 000) people in.
The Tower of London
It is the oldest part of London. The Tower of London is 1 of the place
to visit. It is a museum now. William the Conqueror built it in the
St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral is the greates English churche. It has got many
towers and columns and 1 of the largest bells in the world.
Trafelgar Square is a beautiful place in London. There is a tall column
in the middle it is a monoment to Admiral Nelson.
The National Gallery is also in Trafelgar Square. It has got wonderful
collections of painyings.
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