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Sightseeing in London

Visiting London

We were not lucky with weather this time, it was cloudy and it rained a little. Still, London is always interesting for tourist; you find a lot to see, no matter what the weather looks like.

As our friend lives in Chelsea and it was one of those Saturday mornings, we saw the football fans gathering together to the Chelsea Stadium. There was music, junk food, horses, policemen, souvenirs and also a lot of football fans. As the traffic was interfered, we had to use alternative route to go to the city.

After visiting Harrods Department Store, we went to Noting Hill. The area is well known by the movie with same name is taken. We walked on the Portobello Street, enjoyed the market atmosphere. Here we also had a chance to see the sun.

We could not miss Big Ben and Millennium Wheel. Big Ben is the colloquial name of the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, and an informal name for the Great Bell of Westminster, the largest bell in the tower and part of the Great Clock of Westminster. The clock is famous for its reliability.

The Millennium Wheel, with the official name the British Airways London Eye, is the first-built and largest observation wheel in the world and has been since its opening at the end of 1999. It stands 135 metres high on the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames, between Westminster and Hungerford Bridges. We did not go to the wheel ride as I am afraid of high and the wheel really takes people high to the sky.

Then walking in the London City, we suddenly appeared in Covent Garden. Covent Garden Piazza is the proper name for the place. The place is known as a shopping and entertainment complex in central London. Previously Covent Garden was associated with the flower, fruit and vegetable market. Also, Covent Garden is home to the Avenue of Stars, London's version of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, which runs in front of St. Paul’s Church. It seemed to us that lots of locals came to the place to enjoy the Saturday afternoon, just to have family dinner or just have good time together.

Not at this time, but previously then visiting London we have enjoyed a lot National Gallery and Greenwich. The National Gallery is an art gallery in London, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. It holds the National Collection of Art from 1250 to 1900.

Greenwich is a town, now part of the south eastern of London, on the south bank of the River Thames. Greenwich is located at a latitude and longitude of 51° 28' 38" N and 0º 0' 0" E/W (by definition). The Royal Greenwich Observatory is located in Greenwich and the Prime Meridian passes through the building. Greenwich Mean Time was at one time based on the time observations made at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, before being superseded by Coordinated Universal Time. While Greenwich no longer hosts a working astronomical observatory, a ball still drops daily to mark the exact moment of noon (UTC) 1pm (13:00) (BST), and there is a good museum of astronomical and navigational tools. You can take a picture here where you stand with one leg at the eastern hemisphere and with an other at western.

London has its very specific and friendly atmosphere. No matter what nation, race or age you are, you will love London and you can find something very specific for yourself here.

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Glad you enjoyed your visit to London. I have lived here for some time and taken a collection of panoramic images of many of the sights you mentioned. So, sit back and remind yourself with this tour of London.

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