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Unit 1 - London


London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is situated in the south-east of England on the river Thames.

It was founded two thousand years ago by the Romans who called it Londinium. Now it is a leading global city, the biggest metropolitan area in Europe, and a major financial centre.

London is full of historical buildings and fascinating tourist attractions. The government buildings of Westminster Palace and the famous clock Big Ben is one of the best-known sights.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen.
The Tower of London was a palace, fortress and prison and now houses the Crown Jewels.

The spectacular botanical garden at Kew with its famous palm house hosts the world's largest collection of living plants.
Oxford Street is known for its upmarket shops like Harrods, and Hyde Park is popular for sports and sometimes hosts concerts.

London has a very diverse range of cultures, ethnic groups and religions, and over three hundred different languages are spoken within its boundaries - so don't worry, if your English isn't perfect! The African Caribbean community celebrate their culture every year at the vibrant Notting Hill Carnival.

There is always plenty to do in London, with art galleries, concerts, museums and shows in the West End. And with so many different cultures living side-by-side there is no shortage of different restaurants to choose from


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