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Назва Біг Бен фактично називає зворотний дзвінок годинника, найбільший з п'яти дзвонів годинника, інші використовуються як квартальні дзвінки.

Buckingham Palace

Частина палацу все ще використовується королівською сім'єю.

Прапор піднімається кожного разу, коли королева знаходиться в палаці.

Палац не тільки проживає в королівській сім'ї, тут також є низка співробітників.

Палац має близько 600 номерів, включаючи тронний зал, бальний зал, картинну галерею та навіть басейн.

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London Attractions Places that are worth visiting Svitlana Anatolyivna Kalko, School 6, Bila Tserkva

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Big Ben The name Big Ben actually refers to the clock's hour bell, the largest of the clock's five bells, the others being used as quarter bells.

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The Clock The clock was the largest in the world and still the largest in Great-Britain. The clockfaces have a diameter of almost 25ft (7.5m). The hour hand is 9ft or 2.7m long and the minute hand is 14ft (4.25m) long.

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London’s Tower Bridge It is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Its Victorian Gothic style stems from a law that forced the designers to create a structure that would be in harmony with the nearby Tower of London.

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The History of the Bridge Five contractors and nearly 450 workers were involved in the construction of the 265 meter long bridge. It took 11,000 tons of steel to build the framework. At the time many people disliked its Victorian Gothic design, but over time the bridge became one of London’s most famous symbols.

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The Tower of London The Tower of London was built at the beginning of the 11th century by William the conqueror. The tower was expanded during the 13th century into the fortified complex that we know today. The Tower's most popular attraction is its famous collection of Crown Jewels.

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Buckingham Palace A part of the palace is still used by the Royal family. A flag is hoisted each time the Queen is in the Palace. The palace is not only home to the royal family, there are also a number of staff members living here. The palace has about 600 rooms, including a throne room, a ballroom, picture gallery and even a swimming pool.

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Changing of the Guard The changing of the guard takes place daily at 11 o'clock in front of Buckingham Palace. A colorfully dressed detachment, known as the New Guard, parades along the Mall towards Buckingham Palace and during a ceremony replaces the existing, Old Guard.

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Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is the largest square in London and has been a central meeting place since the Middle Ages.

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Harrods Harrods is London's most famous department store. The luxurious store is on many tourists' itineraries, who come to admire the magnificent interior and enormous selection. They often leave the store with a signature green bag; foreign visitors account for a significant part of the store's sales.

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Nelson's Column At the center of the square is the tall Nelson's Column which was built to commemorate the victory of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson over the French fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st of October 1805.

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London Eye A recent but already very popular tourist attraction is the London Eye, a giant observation wheel located in the Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank. The 135 meter (443ft) tall structure was built as part of London's millennium celebrations.

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The Observation Wheel

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