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London Eye
It is 135 m high and one capsule needs 30 minutes for one turn. There are 32 capsules. It was built in 1999.

Borough: Lambeth
British Museum
One of the greatest museums in the world. It is dedicated to human history, art and culture with some 8 million works.

Borough: Camden
Tower Bridge
A combined bascule and suspension bridge in London. It crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London. It was built in 1886-94 and designed by Sir Horace Jones, the City Architect.

Boroughs: Southwark and Tower Hamlets
Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of UK: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Borough: Westminster
Big Ben
This is the large bell in the clock tower next to Westminster Palace and the House of Parliament.

Borough: Westminster
Madame Tussauds
A wax museum in London founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It displays waxworks of famous people. It opened in 1835 in Baker Street.

Borough: Westminster
St. Paul's Cathedral
This cathedral is 365 feet (111 m) high and has the second largest dome in the world. It was built in 1675-1720 and designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

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Westminster Abbey
It's the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and British monarchs. It was built in 1245.

Borough: Westminster
London Zoo
It's the world's oldest scientific zoo, housing a collection of 756 species of animals, with 17,480 individuals.

Borough: Westminster
London Underground
It is a public rapid transit system known as "The Tube" by nickname.
Hyde Park
It is one of the largest parks in London and one of the Royal Parks, that are located close to Buckingham Palace.
It was opened in 1637 to the public.

Borough: Westminster
Trafalgar Square
A public square in Central London. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars. Nelson's Column marks the centre of this place.

Borough: Westminster
Camden Town
You can buy really funny things there.

Borough: Camden
Tower of London
A historic castle on the bank of River Thames. Served as a royal residence as well as a prison. It was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror.

Borough: Tower Hamlets
Covent Garden
It is a former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House where you can listen to concerts or watch jugglers.
It was built in 1654 as a small open-air fruit-and-vegetable market

Borough: Camden
Piccadilly Circus
A major traffic junction which is a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction.

Borough: Westminster
Marble Arch
A 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch. Designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the Buckingham Palace.

Borough: Westminster
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A theatre that performs plays by William Shakespeare.

Borough: Southwark
The Shard
A 95-storey, 309.6 metres high skyscraper in Southwark, London. The tallest building in the United Kingdom. It was built in 2009-12 and designed by the Italian Architect Renzo Piano.

Borough: Southwark
Gherkin
A commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district. Officially know as 30 St Mary Axe.

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Kensington Palace
A residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.

Borough: Kensington
Peter Pan Statue
A statue of a free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up.

Borough: Westminster
Italian Garden
A 150-year-old ornamental water garden, created as a gift from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria.

Borough: Westminster
Paddington Bear
A bear from Peru, created by Michael Bond in 1958.

Borough: Westminster
Little Venice
A scenic and rich part of Westminster.

Borough: Westminster
Regent's Canal
It's a waterway from Paddington to Limehouse.

Borough: Westminster, Camden, Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets
Regent's Park
It's a park in the north of London, home of the London Zoo and Regent's University of London.

Boroughs: WestminsterWestminster and Camden
London Central Mosque
A mosque for up to 5,000 worshippers.

Borough: Westminster
Paddington Station
It's a central London railway station.

Borough: Westminster
Camden Market
It's six open air markets receiving more than 100,000 visitors per weekend. It opened in 1974.

Borough: Camden
Camden Locks
It's a pair of locks used for raising and lowering boats. It opened in 1820.

Borough: Camden
Buckingham Palace
The reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and the royal family live here.

Borough: Westminster
Diana Memorial Fountain
It's a memorial dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in 1997. It was opened in 2004.

Borough: Westminster
Still Water
It's a 10 m bronze sculpture of a horse's head, built in 2011.

Borough: Westminster
Oxford Street
It's a major road in the City of Westminster with over 300 shops.

Borough: Westminster
Albert Memorial
It's a memorial commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. It was opened in 1872 by Queen Victoria.

Borough: Westminster
Royal Albert Hall
It's a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington. It was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria.

Borough: Westminster
Victoria and Albert Museum
It is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design.
It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
It is used for a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Natural History Museum
It is a home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items.
It was built in 1881 and is used for five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology.

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Stamford Bridge
It is a football stadium located in Fulham, London. It is the home ground of Chelsea F.C.

Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham
Chinatown London
It is part of the Soho area of the City of Westminster and was built after the Second World War.

Borough: Westminster
Leicester Square
It is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London and also the prime location in London for film premieres and it co-hosts the London Film Festival each year.
Developed in: the 1670s

Borough: Westminster
National Gallery London
It is an art museum in Trafalgar Square. It is the fourth most visited art museum in the world.
It was built in 1832-38

Borough: Westminster
Nelson's Column
Monument to Admiral Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, located in Trafalgar Square, London

Borough: Westminster
Admiralty Arch
It's a landmark building built in 1910 and designed by Sir Aston Webb, now to be converted into apartments and a hotel.

Borough: Westminster
Whitehall
It is the London street of offices where many major government offices are located.

Borough: Westminster
Horse Guards Building
It is the head-quarters of two major Army commands: the London District and the Household Cavalry
It was built between 1751 and 53 and designed by William Kent.

Borough: Westminster
10 Downing Street
Residence of the Prime Minister and center of the Cabinet government.
It was built in 1732-35 and designed by William Kent.

Borough: Westminster
Cenothaph
it is a war memorial situated on Whitehall in London built in 1920.

Borough: Westminster
Elisabeth Tower
It holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It was competed in 1858 and designed by Augustus Pugin.

Borough: Westminster
Old Royal Naval College
The former palace became ruined during the English Civil War. It was rebuilt as a hospital by Sir Christopher Wren. These buildings became the a military college in 1873, which lasted until 1998.

Borough: Greenwich
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
The Greenwich foot tunnel was designed by Alexander Binnie and built in 1899-1902.

Borough: Greenwich
Cutty Sark
It is a British clipper ship, originally used for the tea trade with China and built in 1869

Borough: Greenwich
Painted Hall Greenwich
It is the 'finest dining hall in Europe' and was built in 1698-1703, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. it was originally the dining hall of the hospital built by Wren.

Borough: Greenwich
National Maritime Museum
Itis the largest museum of its kind in the world and was built in the 17th century. It was designed by Inigo Jones.

Borough: Greenwich
Greenwich Park
It is a former hunting park and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London. It was created in the 15th - 16th century.

Borough: Greenwich
Royal Observatory
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II.
At this time the king also created the position of Astronomer Royal, for John Flamsteed, to serve as the director of the observatory.
The Observatory is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park in Greenwich, London, overlooking the River Thames.
The Greenwich Meridian runs through the site of the Observatory. It is the line at which the longitude is defined as 0°.

Borough: Greenwich
Prime Meridian (Greenwich Meridian)
The Greenwich Meridian runs through the site of the Observatory. It is the line at which the longitude is defined as 0°.

Borough: Greenwich
Statue of General Wolfe
General Wolfe dies in the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War): Quebec falls to British forces following General Wolfe's victory in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham just outside the city in 1957. Both the French Commander and the British General James Wolfe are fatally wounded.

Borough: Greenwich
Greenwich Market
It is one of London's best covered markets.

Borough: Greenwich
Isle of Dogs
It is the area where the London Harbour used to be. Now it is the financial centre of London.

Borough: Greenwich
Wellington Arch
Both it and Marble Arch were planned in 1825 by George IV to commemorate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars.
It was built between 1826 and 1830.

Borough: Westminster
Holocaust Memorial
It is the first public memorial in GB for the victims of the Holocaust, built in 1983.

Borough: Westminster
Green Park
It is a park in the City of Westminster and was created in 1668. It is said to have originally been swampy burial ground for lepers from the nearby hospital at St James's.

Borough: Westminster
7 July Memorial
The 7 July Memorial is a permanent memorial to the 52 victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. It is located on the east side of Hyde Park.

Borough: Westminster
Bomber Command Memorial
It is a memorial to remember the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during WW II. It was built in 2012.

Borough: Westminster
Canada Memorial
It was built in 1992 to commemorate the members of the Canadian Forces killed during WW I and II.

Borough: Westminster
Victoria Memorial
It's a sculpture dedicated to Queen Victoria and it was built in 1911 and designed by Sir Thomas Brock.

Borough: Westminster
St. James's Park
It is a 23 hectares park in the City of Westminster, - the oldest of the Royal Parks of London and was created in 1603.

Borough: Westminster
Statue of Nelson Mandela
The statue of Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square, London, is a bronze sculpture of former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. It was built in 2007

Borough: Westminster
Statue of Sir Winston Churchill
It is a bronze sculpture of the former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. It was built in 1973 and designed by Ivor Roberts-Jones.

Borough: Westminster
Tooley Street (V2 rocket)
It is a street in Southwark, badly damaged in WW II.
The V2, of which about 3,000 were launched to hit London, Antwerp and Liège killed about 9,000 civilians while 12,000 forced labourers died producing them.

Borough: Southwark
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast is a museum ship on the River Thames in London.
She was launched on St Patrick's Day 1938. and was part of the British naval blockade against Germany.
In June 1944, Belfast took part in Operation Overlord supporting the Normandy landings.
Belfast saw further combat action in 1950-52 during the Korean War.
She entered reserve in 1963.

Borough: Southwark
City Hall London
it is he headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA)and was opened in 2002.
It was designed by Norman Foster, who also designed the cupola of the reichstag in Berlin.

Borough: Southwark
Southwark Cathedral
It is a place of Christian worship for more than 1,000 years.
It was built between 1106-1897.

Borough: Southwark
Golden Hind (aka Golden Hinde)
It is an English galleon, built in 1577.
It was used for circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, and was captained by Sir Francis Drake.
The original ship was broken up in the late 1600s, this is one of two replicas.

Borough: Southwark
Winchester Palace
It was the London residence of the Bishops of Winchester.
It was built in the 12th century and used by the Bishops of Winchester.

Borough: Southwark
Clink Prison
It is now a prison museum was originally built in the 12th century.

Borough: Southwark
Millenuim Bridge
it is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames and connecting tate Modern to St. Paul's Cathedral.
it was built in 1988-2000

Borough: Southwark
Tate Modern
It is the British national gallery of international modern art
It was built in two stages between 1947 and 1963. It was first used as a power station.

Borough: Southwark
Oxo Tower
The Oxo Tower is a building on the south bank of the River Thames in London.
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Borough: Southwark
Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,500-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. The London Philharmonic Orchestra and others are resident in the hall.
The hall was officially opened in 1951.

Borough: Lambeth
Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market is a covered market in London.
It is one of the oldest markets in London, dating from the 14th century, and is located in the historic centre of the City of London financial district.

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Monument the the Great Fire
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, is a Doric column in the City of London, that commemorates the Great Fire of London.
It stands 202 ft (62 m) tall and 202 ft (62 m) from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666.
It was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. Its height marks its distance from the site of the shop of Thomas Farriner, the king's baker, where the Great Fire began.

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