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Possibly the most famous clock face and chimes in the world, Big Ben is actually the name of the biggest bell (13.5 tons) inside The Clock Tower (320 ft) which forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1858/9 the bell was named after one Sir Benjamin Hall and when it was cast it was Britain's heaviest bell. The clock's four dials each have a diameter of 23 ft, the minute hands are 14 ft long and the numerals on each face are nearly 2ft high.Info: Houses of ParliamentPractical InformationParliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AD
London's Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day. You'll find masterpieces by Gainsborough, Hogarth, Millais, Whistler, as well as outstanding modern and contemporary artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Damien Hirst. They also have the largest collection of works by JMW Turner in the world.Practical InformationFREESaturday – Thursday, 10.00–18.00Every Friday, 10.00–22.00Closed 24, 25, 26 December (open as normal on 1 January)Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
Piccadilly Circus attracts a large crowd today. It was created by John Nash as part of his new road from St James to Regents Park. The Circus is close to major shopping and entertainment areas in the West End. Its status as a major traffic intersection has made Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction in its own right. The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of the Greek god Anteros.
Trafalgar Square is located in the centre of London. The square consists of a large central area with roadways on three sides. On the north side of the square is the National Gallery and to its east St Martin-in-the-Fields church.The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year‘s.
Tower Bridge has a fascinating history. Here are a few interesting facts you may not have known:1910 - the high-level walkways, which were designed so that the public could still cross the bridge when it was raised, were closed down due to lack of use.1912 - during an emergency, Frank McClean had to fly between the bascules and the high-level walkways in his Short biplane, to avoid an accident.1952 - a London bus driven by Albert Gunton had to leap from one bascule to the other when the bridge began to rise with the number 78 bus still on it.1977 - Tower Bridge was painted red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. (Before that, it was painted a chocolate brown colour).1982 - Tower Bridge opened to the public for the first time since 1910, with a permanent exhibition inside called The Tower Bridge Experience.
Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building which is the coronation church of England. Practical Information£ 15.00 (RUB 732.86)Monday – Friday 0930 – 15.30, Saturday 0930 – 13.30.Closed for worship: every Sunday, Christmas Day and Good Friday.Parliament Square, London,SW1P 3PA
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. During the summer, visitors can tour the nineteen State Rooms, which form the heart of the Palace. These magnificent rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.Practical Information£ 19.00 (RUB 928.29)Summer 2013: Open 27 July - 29 September 2013.27 July - 31 August, open daily 09:30-19:00 (last admission 16:45).1-29 September, open daily 09:30-18:30 (last admission 15:45).London, Buckingham Palace,SW1A 1AA
The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. It was constructed over 900 years ago by William the Conquero. The Tower is still home to her majesty's Crown Jewels, on display for visitors to see, and the infamous Beefeaters tasked with the job of guarding them as well as showing visitors some of the attractions highlights. The ravens of the Tower of London are a group of captive Common Ravens which live in the Tower of London. The group of ravens at the Tower comprises at least seven individuals (six required, with a seventh in reserve). The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition holds that «If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it»Practical Information£19.50(RUB952.72)Open all year. Summer: 1 March - 31 October: Tuesday - Saturday 09:00-18:00 / Sunday - Monday 10:00-18:00. Last admission 17:00. Winter: 1 November - 28 February: Tuesday - Saturday 09:00-17:00 / Sunday - Monday 10:00-17:00. Last admission 16:00.The Tower is closed 24-26 December (inclusive) and 1 January.Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB
Madame Tussaud’s Museum is a museum of wax figures in London.It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Marie Tussaud was born in Strasburg in 1761. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling.In 1842, she made a self portrait which is now on display at the entrance of her museum. Madame Tussaud’s Museum consists of several halls with wax images of world leaders, sports stars, cultural figures, Hollywood stars, Pop stars, Bollywood stars and Royalty. Practical InformationFrom £ 15.00 (RUB 732.86)Madame Tussauds is open seven days a week. Normal opening hours are 09:30 – 17:30. Peak opening hours are 09:00 - 18:00. Peak times are every weekend and UK school holidays. Please refer to www.madametussauds.com/London for full details. Christmas Eve 09:00 - 14:30, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 10:00 - 18:00 and New Years Day 10:30 - 18:00.Marylebone Road, London,NW15LR
Trafalgar Square attracts many tourists. In the middle of the square there is the Nelson Column, a monument to Admiral Nelson for his victories in the war against Napoleon. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France.
The Houses of Parliament, is the seat of Britain's two parliamentary houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.In the middle of the 11th century, King Edward the Confessor had moved his court to the Palace of Westminster, situated on a central site near the river Thames.In 1265 a parliament was created with two houses: the Lords and the Commons. The House of Lords met at the Palace of Westminster while the House of Commons did not have a permanent location. After King Henry VIII moved his court to Whitehall Palace in 1530, the House of Lords continued to meet in Westminster. In 1547 the House of Commons also moved here, confirming Westminster as the central seat of government, a position it still holds today.