“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford"
London is the capital of Great Britain, itspolitical, economic and commercial center. It is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in Europe. More than 7 million people live and work there.
London is situated on the riverThames. People who live in London call the river “The Father of London”.Traditionally London is divided into 4 parts: the City, Westminster, the West End and the East End. They are very differentfrom each other.
THE CITY is the oldest part of London, its financial and business centre. Numerous banks, offices and firms are concentrated here, including the Bank of England. Few people live inthe City but over a million come to work here. Two wonderful buildings are situated within the City: St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.
The Tower of London was a fortress, a palacemint, a prison and the King’s Zoo. Now it’s a museum. William the Conqueror built the Tower of London in the 11th century. There are always black ravens in the Tower. There are even special people inthe Tower who take great care and feed the ravens. They are called “Raven keepers”. People believe that London will stand only while raven’s live there.
Not far from the Tower of London thereis St Paul’s Cathedral. It’s one of the greatest English churches. The famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren built it in the 17th century after the Great Fire It took him 35 years.
In17th century people built houses of wood. Sometimes there were fires, but they were usually small. The Great Fire of London in September 1666 burnt for 4 days and destroyed 80% (percent) of the city.After the Great Fire people built new city. Now London is very large. It is 46 kilometres from north to south and 58 kilometres from east to west.
WESTMINSTER is the center of administration. Here...