It was founded by the Romans who built the first bridge over the river Thames. During the Middle Ages London became the capital. In the following centuries it developed with the growth of the maritime affairs and colonial empire of the Great Britain. Nowadays London is a global city, one of the largest financial centres, it is a city of culture, the arts, fashion, entertaiment, education and politics, that is way London is one of the most favourite tourist destinations in the world. The most popular places worth seeing are: the Buckingham Palace, the Parliament with Big Ben, the Tower, the Tower Bridge, the Westminster Abbey, St. Paul´s cathedral, Hyde park , etc. and many museums with extraodrinary works of art.

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a place redolent with history, london is a renowned global centre of business, finance and culture affairs, major tourist destination, four UNESCO world heritage sites- tower of london, maritime greenwich, the royal botanic gardens at kew and westminster abby palace with st margarets church, numerous sights - buckingham palace, tower bridge, big ben, the houses of parliament, the london eye, nelsons column in trafalgar square, st pauls cathedral, marble arch, piccadilly circus, there are a host of significant civic buildings, wonderful architecture, the city was destroyed by the graet fire thet began in pudding lane, there are few earlier buildings remain, isle of dogs - derelict dockland, world class cultural facilities include british museum, natural history museum, science museum, victoria and albert museum, national gallery, national portrait gallery, tate britain, tate modern, national maritime, many entertainment capital with numerous museum, theatres and concert halls, retail therapists paradise - west end, oxford street and regent street with classy kinghts bridge, beatiful parks, regents park with its impressive zoo and hyde park with the slightly contentious princess diana memorial, london routemaster red bus, shakespeares globe theatre, a magnificent reconstruction on the south bank of the rivers thames, river trip from westminster to greenwich, the imperial war museum, tower bridge, somerset house, courtauld institute of art, gilbert collection and hermitage rooms, big ben, houses of parliament, tower 42, lloyds building, 30 st mary axe ( gherky ), one canada square, cancry wharfn, bt tower, cathedral st paul, church christopera wrena, financial institucion royal exchange, bank of england, old bailey, barbican esate, victorian architecture - st pancras and paddingston, british libary, entertainment centre known as the O2, the monument, wellington arch - park lanea, albert memorial, royal albert hall, nelsons column, trafalger square, kensington gardens, green park and st jones park, greenwich park, bushy park, richmond park, victoria park, primrose hill is a popular resort with panoramic views over the city, knewood house - popular location where in summer months are held by the lake classical music, concerts, fireworks, university of london, piccadilly circus - famos for its giant electronic advertisements, royal opera house in covent garden one of the leading opera houses in the world, barbican arts centre, cadogan hall, royal albert hall, royal opera house and coliseum theatre are two major opera houses in london, earts court, wenbley arena, O2 arena, also in london are many music festival.

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