Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nº 4: London

Hello my friends, here I am again bringing you this beautiful city that of course everybody knows :)

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. Situated at the banks of the Tamesis river, at the southeast of the United Kingdom island.

London is a leading global city, with strenghts in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, etc. All contribuiting to its prominence. It is the world's largest financial centre alongside New York City.

London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2010 Greater London had an official population of  7.825.200, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.


Tourism is one of London's prime industries and employs the equivalent of 350.000 full-time workers in London in 2003, while annual expenditure by tourists is around 15 billion.

Most popular attractions in London:

British Museum:

With its Greek columns of air cover, the building of the British Museum, built primarily by Robert Smirke, houses over 50.000 pieces, some exposed temporarily.
It has large ethnographic collections, with more than 350.000 objects, representing the cultures of indigenous peoples in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Oceania and the Americas.
It has a magnificent area dedicated to the art of the Near East, with bas-reliefs of the Assyrian palaces, and beautiful elements of Iran and Mesopotamia.

National Gallery:
The National Gallery is the main public gallery in britain and has one of the finest collections of European art of the continent before 1900. And what better about it? Admission is free.

Natural History Museum: 
Natural History Museum of london is located in Cromwell Road, very close to the subway stop in North Kensington and near the Museum of Science. It is well connected with metro lines, so its easy to get there. In addition, if you drive, there is parking avalaible. It is open daily (except 24 and 26 December) , From 10:00 am to 17:30 pm.

London Eye: 
London Eye, is an incredible vantage point, completed in 1999 and opened in March 2000. Until the Star of Nanchang opened in May 2006 and then the Singapore Flyer in 2008, was consireded the largest Ferris wheel in the world.viewpoint.

Tower of London:
The Tower of London is one of the main attractions of the English capital, and that this fortress which dates its origins in 1066 is a formidable complex of the fortress, a palace, dungeons, chapels and several museums that dwell in its 7 hectares. 
In addition, the Tower of London has great treasure inside, and here live the famous Crown Jewels, the great appeal with the complex itself from the Tower of London.


Linux and Life on August 28, 2011 at 6:33 PM said...

the buildings are amazingly beautiful. I wish someday I could visit London. btw, did you take all these pics yourself?

AgusFan on August 29, 2011 at 5:17 PM said...

thanks for ur info! I really appreciate ur work! good blog ;)

Pedd on August 30, 2011 at 10:11 AM said...

I've been there. I love this culture!

SingSouthWind on September 1, 2011 at 8:21 PM said...

Oh dear god,i love london because its OLD<3

Dan Carter on September 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM said...

ah, my capital city, dead nice place, just gotta watch who's knocking around down there

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