1: This is London! | More than nine million people come from countries all over the world to visit London. They look at interesting old buildings, many of them hundreds of years old. A million more go to see St Paul’ s Cathedral. London is a big and beautiful city with lots to see and do.
2: In the beginning
3: The name London comes from the Romans. Important new buildings were built and now you can see some of the Roman city. Danish soldiers destroyed many buildings nearly five hundred years later. King Alfred was king of England then. In 1066, William the Conqueror came to England from France to be king. A new St Paul’ s Cathedral was built between 1675 and 1711. By 1881, more than three million people lived in London.
4: Visiting the city | Bus, train, taxi and boat are the public transports in the city of London.
5: Some places to go | The Queen has her London home at Buckingham Palace. At half past elven in the morning there is the Change of Guard at Buckingham Palace. There are always lots of people coming to see them. The Tower of London is now a museum and one of London’ s most famous buildings. St Paul’ s Cathedral is not for away, on Luda gate Hill.
6: Westminster Abbey is nine hundred years old and is a famous London church. | Westminster
7: Hyde Park has a lake in the middle called the Serpentine. Speakers’ Corner is near Marble Arch. Regent’ s Park is the home of London Zoo. St James’ Park is next to the Mall. | Parks and gardens
8: Shops and eating | Oxford Street has many big shops. Charing Cross Road is famous for its bookshops. The Covent Garden and Petticoat are big markets. Restaurants in Soho are the most visited by the people of London.
9: Going out | London’ s West End has some of the best theatres in the world. Christie’ s The Mousetrap began in 1952 and thousands of visitors see it every year. You can see Arsenal play at Arsenal Stadium, Avenel Road, NS Chelsea. The British Museum in Great Russell Street is the biggest museum in Britain. The Museum of the Moving Image is also important. Four million people visit the National Gallery in St Martin’ Place. London Dungeon is in Tooley Street. Madame Tussaud, in Marylebone Road, is famous for its people made from wax.