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05.12.2013, 02:49


London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. It is one of the largest cities in the world. It is divided into four parts: Westminster, the West End, the East End and the City.

In Westminster we can find administrative buildings and headquarters of all government departments.

The West End is the more expensive district of London.

The East End is the poorest district of London. The true Londoners are live there.

The City is the commercial heart of the capitol.

There a lot of places of interest in London such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and many others.

I want to tell two of them: Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

Westminster Abbey is a national shrine where the kings and queens are crowned. It was a monastery for a long time. There are tombs and memorials of many eminent citizens there.

Big Ben is the name of the clock on one of the towers of the Houses of Parliament. The clock with its bell is named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the chief builder of this tower. Sir Benjamin Hall was very tall and stout man. His nickname was "Big Ben”.

There are about ninety Universities in Great Britain, the biggest one being London University, and the oldest ones Oxford and Cambridge. Oxford was founded in the 12th century as an aristocratic University and retains its aristocratic character to the present day.

Cambridge is the second oldest university in Britain, Oxford being the first oldest. Cambridge University was opened in 1284 with the construction of the first college, Peterhouse. Lying on the river Cam, the city of Cambridge takes its name from the river

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is associated with science, law and administration. It is internationally famous too as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is popularly known as «the Athens of the North.

Manchester is the second biggest city in Lancashire, Liverpool being the first one, and the industrial capital of the north of England. There are a lot of small towns in Great Britain too

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