London

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by mariaww
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
5

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London

LONDONLondon is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Its history are going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries and in 2011 had a resident population of 7,375, making it the smallest city in England.

A telephone box is a small structure furnished with a payphone and designed for a telephone user's convenience. In 1889, William Gray is credited with inventing the payphone in the United States but the first telephone box in London, was probably installed near May 1903.

A double-decker bus is a bus that has two storeys or decks. Double-decker buses are used for a lot of transport in the United Kingdom, an example being the red London bus. Double-decker buses are also used in many other cityes around the world. The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of England and United Kingdom.

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The tower is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower, renamed as such to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. The tower was completed in 1858 and had its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place. The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London.

Big Ben chimes

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