London - Essay

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London is the capital and the largest city of the UK. Its population is about 8 million. London is the country’s main industrial, financial, educational and cultural centre.

London is divided into several parts: The City, Westminster, the West End and the East End.

The heart of London is the City, its financial and business centre. Few people live here, but over a million come to the City to work. The City is  famous for its oldest part, the Tower of London, which was used as a fortress, a Royal Palace and a prison. St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in the world.

Westminster is now the political centre of London. It includes Buckingham Palace - the Queen’s official London residence and the Houses of Parliament. In one of its towers there is famous Big Ben, the largest clock of England. It strikes every quarter of an hour. Opposite the Houses of Parliament there is Westminster Abbey where British monarchs have been crowned.

The West End is the part where rich people live. It is the most beautiful part of London. The best hotels, restaurants, shops, clubs, parks and houses are situated there. Trafalgar Square, which is in the West End, is the central square of the city.

The East End is an industrial district of London. There are many factories and the Port of London there.

 London is also a big shopping centre. Harrods is one of the most famous and most expensive shops in the world. It is the official supplier of certain goods to the Royal Family.

There are some beautiful parks in London like Hyde Park, Regent’s Park where you can walk, jog, have a picnic and relax.

A famous English writer said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

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