Sightseeing in London
Since the times of Roman Empire, London was one of the greatest commercial and social cities. What makes London famous nowadays is its historical heritage, kept many centuries, and modern buildings, built for the pleasure of the visitor.
So, London is divided into four parts: the City of London, the East End, the West End and Westminster. The City and the West End are the oldest parts of London and are called the heart of the capital. They have kept all the museums, theatres, picture galleries and gardens from the early ages. Westminster is a place containing the Government buildings. And the East End is the poorest part of the city, mostly inhabited by factory workers.
London is well known for its great number of parks and gardens, which are called as the lungs of London. Londoners love those parks and even have the ability to show off. The place where people share there opinions is called the Speaker’s Corner.
United Kingdom is the mother of democracy, so Government buildings, located in London, are the sights which no one should miss. The Houses of Parliament is a unique building of the Baroque taste and it is easily recognized for its two towers: the Victoria Tower and the Clock Tower. The next stop in a tour of London is Westminster Abbey, which was built in the 15th century and is the place where the coronation of the English kings takes place. Here you can admire at historic monuments ant tombs of great men. The house of monarchy is Buckingham Palace, built in 18th century, is the residence of the Queen.