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London is unique just because it has so many interesting and amazing places to visit. Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and the Horse Guards Parade will make an unforgettable impression on the visitors. Be sure to walk along Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and have a rest in Hyde Park.

Westminster Abbey is the place where the royal destiny begins and ends. British monarchs are crowned here, and it is here that they find eternal rest. In addition, Westminster Abbey is famous for its "Poets' Corner". In honor of those who had developed British history - Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and many others - numerous memorial plaques were placed in Westminster Abbey. Westminster Castle, which is located on the banks of the Thames, has been the home of English Parliamet since the 13th century. Its medieval walls, unapproachable and majestic, symbolize the stability of one of the oldest democratic institutions in Europe.

One simply cannot go past the famous Big Ben which has been showing time to Londoners for several centuries. In fact, Big Ben is not the name of the tower or its clock, it is the name of the hour bell.

The ancient fortress of Tower stands on the banks of the Thames as a testimony of British imperial power. It is a former prison, the grim walls of which have seen a lot of blood, both of kings and common people. The security guards at the Tower, also known as Beefeaters, are adored by tourists from all over the world because of their luxurious coats.

Above the dark waters of the Thames, there stretches the famous Tower Bridge. It is the symbol of London, just as much as the Eiffel Tower represents Paris. Nevertheless, again and again, it amazes the viewers with its grandeur and severity of forms. At night, the medieval gloom of Tower Bridge disappears thanks to modern illumination and appears to be a fantastic building from a fairy-tale.

England is a country of traditions, which are supported by its people with love and sometimes ridiculous meticulousness. Probably the oldest and most beloved national tradition is monarchy. Its symbol - Buckingham Palace - is the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and is now open for public visits.

In the western part of London, there is one of the most famous monuments in London - St. Paul's Cathedral. This Protestant church was conceived and built as opposed to the Catholic church of St Peter in Rome. After the Great Fire of London the burnt church had to be replaced. The famous architest Sir Christopher Wren laid the first stone of the future temple and completed it 35 years later. Decoration of the temple does not contain abundant sculptures and gilding, but the architectural forms are executed at a high level. The triple dome of the Cathedral is an integral part of the skyline of London. At the base of the temple, there is the "Whispering gallery", the acoustic effect of which is that a word spoken in a whisper on one side of the gallery is clearly reproduced on the other. St. Paul's Cathedral is the traditional burial place of British celebrities.

London Eye can be called the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It gives magnificent views of the capital of Great Britain. Royal Botanic Gardens are home to 40000 species of plants and include a Japanese garden, a rock garden, and two art galleries. In the London Aquarium one can see hundreds of species of fish and other sea creatures. This is the only place in London where you can see sharks, giant sea eels, and piranhas. London Planetarium is a special place where visitors can take a virtual journey to the interactive space attractions and learn about black holes and extraterrestrial intelligence.