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  • London Attractions – A View On Cities

    City of London History

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London Attractions – A View On Cities

Big Ben

The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, known as the Big Ben, is one of London’s most famous landmarks. At the time the tower was built in 1858 its clock was the largest in the world

Buckingham Palace
One of London’s most popular tourist attractions, Buckingham Palace is the most famous of all the palaces in London. The palace is still used as the official residence of the Queen.

Madame Tussaud’s

Madame Tussaud’s display of wax figures has been fascinating visitors since the first exhibit was held in 1835. The museum is still one of the city’s most popular attractions

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament, the seat of Britain’s two parliamentary houses, was built in 1870. The enormous building is best known for its iconic clock Tower, the Big Ben

City of London History

The City of London is a small area within Greater London, England. It is the historic core of London around which the modern conurbation grew and has held city status since time immemorial

The City’s boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, and it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It is often referred to as the City (often written on maps as “City”) or the Square Mile, as it is just over one square mile (1.12 sq mi/2.90 km2

in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom’s financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being based in the City

In the medieval period, the City was the full extent of London. The term London now refers to a much larger conurbation roughly corresponding to Greater London, a local government area which includes 32 London boroughs including the City of Westminster as well as the City of London. The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the United Kingdom, and has some unusual responsibilities for a local authority in Britain, such as being the police authority for the City. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City’s boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

 Videos City of London

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PeXX8X1SMQ

Sydney Harbour Bridge History

Picture City of London

Picture City of London
Picture City of London

 London the eveningLondon the evening

Sites and Links City of London

–  wikipedia City_of_London  –  http://en.wikipedia.org/

– visitlondon – www.visitlondon.com/

–  facebook – www.facebook.com/visitlondon

 

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