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Das "London Guidebook" Projekt der Klasse 6c

Im Rahmen des "Unit Project" von Unit 2 des Lehrwerks Green Line 2 von Klett erstellte die Klasse 6c in Kleingruppen folgende Reiseführerseiten zu Londoner Sehenswürdigkeiten.

 

 

Welcome to four sights in London

The London Eye

The London Eye is the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe. It is 135 metres high. It was opened in the year 1999. The Ferris wheel has 32 pods. 25 people fit into one pod. Until the fourth of January 2004, the London Eye was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. One round takes 30-40 minutes. When you’re at the top, you can see up to a distance of 40 kilometres. The London Eye was built by the Dutch company “Hollandia”. You can call the London Eye “Millennium Wheel”, too. The owner of the London Eye is the “London Eye Company”. When the London Eye was built, the company wanted to break the world record. You can find the London Eye in Westminster Bridge Road at United Kingdome Place.

We would like to go there, because you can see London from the top.

When you are at Canary Wharf and would like to go to the London Eye, then you first turn west into Cabot Square. Then turn right into W India Ave. After that take the first exit at the roundabout. Then turn left into Limehouse. When you are at Limehouse turn right into Westferry Rd and turn left into Limehouse Causeway. Go straight on to Narrow St and turn right into Horseferry Rd. Turn left into Limehouse Link and turn right into Tower Hill Terrace. Go straight ahead, then turn into Monument St. After that turn left into King William St and turn right into Union St. Then turn right into Launcelot St. Finally turn left and there is the London Eye.

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of the biggest museums of natural history in the world.  When you want visit this museum, you mustn’t pay anything, because the entry is free!!!
The Natural History Museum was built in 1860.

The opening times for the Museum are:
Monday to Saturday                                           10.00 – 17.00
Sunday                                                               14.00 – 17.00
 
We would like to go there, because you can see skeletons of dinosaurs and they are very, very old!

When you are at Canary Wharf and would like to go to the Natural History Museum you first go east to Canada Square. Then turn right into South Colonnade. After that go straight on to Cabot Square. Then turn right into W India Ave. After that take the third exit at the roundabout. Then turn left into Limehouse Link and turn right into Tower Hill Terrace. Then turn right into Northumberland Ave. After that go to King Charles I Island (a roundabout) and take the third exit to Trafalgar Square. After that go to James's St and turn left into Piccadilly Circus. Finally turn left and there is the Natural History Museum.

 

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a scary Cabinet, which you can find under London Bridge. There you can have a look at terrible stories which really happened more than 200 years ago. Stories like the great plague of London, the great fire of London, Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper, you can see there every day from 10 to 17 o’clock. The entrance fee is € 19 for adults and € 16 for students.
On October 31st, the London Dungeon celebrates Halloween.
The owner of the London Dungeon is the “Merlin Entertainments Group”. You can also have parties there.

We wouldn’t like to go there, because it’s so scary!!!

When you want to go to Canary Wharf from the London Dungeon, you must go to Tooley St, then turn left at Queen Elizabeth St. At Tower Bridge Rd turn left again. Turn right at Tower Bridge Approach. At Smithfield you must turn right and at the Highway you must turn right, again. At Horseferry Rd turn left. At Narrow St turn left, too. Go to Limehouse and turn right, at Westferry Rd turn left. At the next roundabout you must turn right. Turn left into Cabot Square. When you are at N Colonnade you just turn right, then you are at the Canary Wharf.

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the place where Queen Elizabeth resides.
It is a very important place for tourists. In 1703 the palace was built for John Sheffield. In 1762 King George III bought it as a private residence. The next 75 years the palace became bigger. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. About 450 people work in the Buckingham Palace.
We would like to go there, because it’s exciting to see where the Queen lives!

In the photo you can see the garden of Buckingham Palace and, of course, the Queen’s house.
The garden of Buckingham Palace is the home of 30 different kinds of birds and more than 350 different wild flowers live there. On the western side of the Palace you can find the famous lake of Buckingham Palace.

When you are at Canary Wharf, first you turn left into South Colonnade. Then go straight on. After that, turn left into Westferry Road. Now turn left again. You are still at Westferry Road. Go straight on and after a little time turn left into Intario Way. Turn right into Westferry Road. Then turn left into Limehouse Causeway. Go straight on to Narroe Street. Now turn right into Horseferry Road and turn left still into Horseferry Road. Turn right and again left into Limehouse Link. Go straight on to the Highway. Go straight on to E Smithfield Road. Go straight on to Tower Hill Terrace and go straight on into Byward Street. Go once again straight until you reach Upper Thames Street. Go a long way straight on to Victoria Embankment Road. After that turn right into Northumberland Ave. Turn left into the Mall. Go straight on and you are at Buckingham Palace!

 

A project by Sangkavi, Natalie and Christina

 

 

Welcome to London

The London Eye

The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and the third tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Until 4 January 2004 the London Eye was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world but then another Ferris wheel became tallest Ferris wheel in the world with a height of 160 metres. The London Eye has a height of 135.36 metres. It was supposed be in London for five years but then the London Eye became so popular that it stayed there.

You can seen 40 kilometres into the distance from the London Eye. In euros one ticket for a child costs 12.00 euros, for a grown-up person it costs 24.00 euros and for one senior the ticket costs 18.00 euros. A ride on the London Eye takes 30 minutes and during the ride you can see the 55 most famous sights of London. The London Eye is in Westminster Bridge Road in London. Big Ben is opposite the London Eye at a distance of 649 metres.

How can you get to the London Eye when you are at Canary Wharf,?You can take the Jubilee Line. It is four stops to Westminster Underground station. It is opposite Westminster Bridge.

 

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a big square in the centre of London. It is the biggest square in London. Trafalgar Square has its name from Admiral Nelson's his famous victory in the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The memorial for Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar Square is 56 metres high and on the top you can see the statue of Admiral Nelson, who died in the Battle of Trafalgar. The building next to the Square is the National Gallery. It is a famous gallery with lots of old and expensive paintings. You needn’t pay any entry for the gallery.

A popular sight is the lion and the horse. At Trafalgar Square there are many pigeons.

How can you get to Trafalgar Square if you are at Canary Wharf,?
You can take the Jubilee line to Waterloo. Then you must change to the Bakerloo Line there. Get off at Charing Cross because that’s the nearest Underground station.

The London Dungeon

In the London Dungeon people are waiting to scare the life out of you and other visitors. Are you brave enough to go into the London Dungeon??? The horror and crazy ghost rides of the London Dungeon are scary and you can´t hide your fear!!! The killers are horrible and you can see scary wax figures everywhere!!!

Be warned... the London Dungeon is SCARY!!!!!

The horror of the London Dungeon!!!!
The London plague!!!!
Jack the Ripper...
... and Sweeney Todd...

...are the best-known killers of London!!!!!                               

Ghost rides in the London Dungeon:

Extremis Drop Ride To Doom !!!
Traitor Boat Ride To Hell
The Great Fire of London

How to get to the London Dungeon If you are at Canary Wharf take the Jubilee Line to London Bridge Station and then go 100 metres right to Tooley Street 28–34!!! There is the London Dungeon.

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the house of the royal family. Buckingham Palace is one of the world's most popular buildings and more than 50,000 people visit the palace. It has a lot of beautiful rooms and many tourists want to visit it and see them. It has more than 775 rooms. In the summer, visitors can visit the nineteen State Rooms, which are the heart of the Palace. In Buckingham Palace are a swimming pool and a cinema. It is a very interesting sight! The Buckingham Palace garden has more than 350 different flowers, so many visitors want to see it because it looks great!

 

Prices:
Adult:  £15.50
Child (over 5):  £8.75  
Family (2 adults, 3 children under 17):  £39.75  

Opening times:
29 July – 29 September 2008 09:45 – 18:00

 

How to get there:
From Canary Wharf take the Jubilee Line and go to Westminster station. There take the District Line to Victoria Station.

 

A project by Sarah, Laura, Anna R. and Regina

Welcome to London

Here is a list of four sights in London:

 

1. The London Eye

The second name of the London Eye is Millennium Wheel.

It is 135.36 m high and it is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

David Marks and Julia Barfield drafted* it. It was opened for the public in the year 2000.The London Eye has got 32 air-conditioned** cabins. 25 people fit into one cabin. The London Eye is 0,26 m/s fast. One round with the London Eye is 30-40 minutes long.

 

*:entwerfen

**:klimatisiert

3. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is in the City of Westminster. Elizabeth II (Queen of England) lives there. It is a good place for tourists. In the year 1703 it was built for the Duke* of Buckingham (John Sheffield). In the year 1913, Aston Webb renovated** the Palace.

*:Herzog
**:renovieren

2. The London Dungeon

The Dungeon is a scary theatre under London Bridge.The London Dungeon tells scary stories that happened in England from the Middle Ages onwards. The London Dungeon is not so good for young kids because it is very scary and some people are not OK after having been there. Jack the Ripper is in the show too. The first show was in the year 1975, so the London Dungeon is 34 years old. The owner of the London Dungeon was the Merlin Entertainments Group and today it is The Blackstone Group.

 

4. Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of the biggest Natural History Museums of the World. It is situated in South Kensington. It was built in the year 1860. The Museum shows how we people are dependent on* nature. You don't need to buy a ticket because you can visit the museum for free. In the museum are 40 million different objects and 300 people work in the museum.

*:abhängig von..

 

This is how you get to the four sights when you start at Canary Wharf:

The London Eye:You take the Jubilee (grey) Line to Waterloo Station. Now you can go by foot to the London Eye.The London Dungeon:You take the Jubilee (grey) Line to London Bridge. Then you can go by foot to the London Dungeon.Buckingham Palace:You take the Jubilee (grey) Line to Westminster Station. Then you must take the District Line to Victoria Station.The Natural History Museum:You take the Jubilee (grey) Line to Westminster Station. Then youtake the District Line to South Kensington.

 

A project by Fabian, Jan H. and Cedric

Sightseeing in London

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a "Horror House"* in London. It is
located under London Bridge station*. Owner* of the London Dungeon is the Merlin Entertainments Group. The theme of the Dungeon is the bloody history of England's last 2000 years. There is a show of the big “Black Death”* of London, the big fire of London and “Jack the Ripper.” There are some wax figures. There are actors*, who are masqueraded* as a monster to horrify the visitors.



Horror house = Gruselkabinett                  big black death = Pest
located = befinden                                    actors = Schauspieler
station = Bahnhof                                      masquerade = verkleidet
owner = Eigentümer                                  horrify = erschrecken

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the house of Queen Elisabeth II. In 1633 the house was built. At that time it was called “Goring House”. In 1702 it was demolished*, and the workers began to build Buckingham Palace. In the year 1703 it was finished as a big town house for John Sheffield, Duke* of Buckingham. In the following* years the Palace became bigger and bigger, and today it consists* of 775 rooms. In the months of August and September people can visit the west wing* of Buckingham Palace.
demolished = abgerissen            consist of = bestehen aus
duke = Herzog                          west wing = Westflügel
following = folgenden

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a ship from the year 1869. It was one of the fastest boats. In 1954 it came to Greenwich in a special dock and became a museum. But it burned down in March 2007. After restoration it will be open again in 2010.

The London Eye

The London Eye is known as the Millenium Wheel. It's 135 metres tall and the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe. It's in the city of London near Westminster Bridge. For visitors it was opened in the year 2000.

The London Eye has thirty-two pods. They're almost completely made of glass. 24 people can have a seat in one pod. The wheel turns at 0,26 m/s. For one turn it takes about 30-40 minutes. The wheel almost never stops turning. When the sight is very good you can see the London Eye from fourty kilometers.

The London Eye is at the moment the third biggest Ferris wheel in the world. Up to 4th of January 2004 the London Eye was the tallest Ferris wheel worldwide. From then on this was the 160 metres tall ferris wheel in Nanchang, China. Now the biggest and tallest ferris wheel is the “Singapore Flyer“.

 

How to get to:



The London Dungeon
You start at Canary Wharf station. First you travel on the Northern Line to Canada Water station. Then you travel to the next station, London Bridge Station. Leave the station and after 100 metres you are at the London Dungeon.


Buckingham Palace
You start at Canary Wharf station. First you travel on the Northern Line until Westminster Station. There you change trains and travel to Victoria station. Leave the station and you are at Buckingham Palace.

The Cutty Sark
The station of the Cutty Sark is "Cutty Sark station“ at Docklands Railway. It is just a one minute walk to the Cutty Sark

The London Eye
To get to the London Eye from Canary Wharf, take the Jubilee Line to the second stop. Change to the Northern for one stop. From there you only have to walk five minutes to the London Eye.

A project by Ben, Maurice and Connor

 

 

Das "London Guidebook" Projekt der Klasse 6a

Im Rahmen des "Unit Project" von Unit 2 des Lehrwerks Green Line 2 von Klett erstellte die Klasse 6a in Kleingruppen folgende Reiseführerseiten zu Londoner Sehenswürdigkeiten.

 

 

Big Ben

The Clock Tower is the world’s largest four-faced chiming turret clock. The Tower is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Houses of Parliaments in Westminster, London. Most people call it Big Ben – which is really the main bell in the clock tower.

The tower is 96,3 metres high. It was built after a fire destroyed most of the parliament in 1834.

The main bell is 2.2 metres high with a diameter of 2.9 metres. It weighs 13.76 tons. The bell rings once every hour. In the clock tower there are four smaller bells which play the quarters.

The clock faces are 7 metres in diameter.

 

Directions:

From Canary Wharf you take the Jubilee Line to Green Park, then you take the Victoria Line to Victoria Station and the District Line to Westminster Station.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a bridge in London across the river Thames. Some people call it „London Bridge“ but that is wrong. London Bridge is the next bridge on the river Thames.

They started to build the bridge in 1886. 8 years later Tower Bridge was finished.

It is 244 metres long and the two towers are 65 metres high.

When a big ship arrives, the Tower Bridge opens and the cars must stop.

That happens 500 times every year.

When you want to go to Tower Bridge, you must take the Jubilee Line to London Bridge Station. There you must get off.

 

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace was built in the year 1703. First it was only a big house. King George lived in it.

Finally Buckingham Palace became the Royal residence in the year 1837 on the accession of Queen Victoria. Today Queen Elizabeth lives in it.

 

Directions:

If you are at Canary Wharf, you must take the Jubilee Line eastbound to Victoria Station. You get off at Victoria Station.

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley. It is one of the biggest stadiums in Europe. 90.000 people can sit in the stadium. First the stadium was built in the year 1923, then it was rebuilt in July 2002. It was re-opened in March 2007. The stadium is 52 metres high, 300 metres wide and 315 metres long. The arch is 133 metres long.

Directions:

If you are at Canary Wharf, you can take the Jubilee Line to Wembley Park. You must wait ten stops, then you are at Wembley Park. There you find Wembley Stadiu

m.

 

 

by Timm, Patrick, Christian and Philipp O.

 

sources: Wikipedia

pictures: Google

 

 

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life!” - Samuel Johnson

The official residence of the Queen is Buckingham Palace. Most tourists want to see the palace. It’s the most famous attraction in London. It was and it is a place where people go when times are bad.

Buckingham Palace is not only the weekday home of the Queen and Prince Philip but it also is the workplace of 450 people.

Very famous are the Queen’s garden parties. In summer there are usually three garden parties. Even popular stars are proud to get an invitation.

Usually in July the Queen celebrates her birthday with Trooping the Colour. Every day there is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It is  a major ceremony and tourist attraction.

 

The large East Front is today the 'public face' of Buckingham Palace and contains the balcony from which the Royal Family appears to the crowds on important occasions, for example the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

The palace is not the Quee's private property. Buckingham Palace and its art collections belong to the nation and the collection is called the Royal Collection. It can be viewed by the public.

So Buckingham Palace is a symbol and home of the British monarchy, an art gallery and tourist attraction. It looks like a castle in a fairy tale.

Buckingham Palace is the most famous place in London. If you go to London you must visit this great building.

 

Directions

If you want to go to the Buckingham Palce take the Tube. When you’re at Canary Wharf station, take the Jubilee Line to Green Park station. Then you must change Lines and take the Victoria Line and travel to Victoria station.

 

 

Big Ben is a part of the Houses of  Parliament. Big Ben is one of London's best sights, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. You even know when parliament is in session, because a light shines above the clock face.

 

Big Ben is an excellent timekeeper, which has rarely stopped.

The name of Big Ben isn’t really the name of the tower but the name of the biggest bell. The bell was named after the first commissioner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall. This bell came originally from the old Palace of Westminster.

 

In the Second World War, a bomb destroyed the Commons chamber of the Houses of Parliament, but the clock tower remained intact. Big Ben continued to keep time. It was a symbol of hope for everyone who heard it. Its unique sound was broadcast to the nation and around the world. There even were cells in the clock tower where Members of Parliament could be imprisoned.

The tower is not open to the general public, but those with a "special interest" may arrange a visit to the top of the Clock Tower.

 

Directions:

If you want to go to Big Ben from Canary Wharf you have to take Westminster Tube Station
Zone: 1
Line: Circle, District, Jubilee

 

 

The London Eye is also known as the Millennium Wheel. When it was built  it was the biggest in the world.

It's next to the River Thames. So you can also get there by boat.

The London Eye is a big white Ferris Wheel . It´s 135 meters high and has 32 capsules. In each capsule 25 people sit. It takes a half hour to go round.

It was opened by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair at 20:00 GMT on December 31, 1999. In July 2002 roughly 8.5 million people had ridden it. The London Eye can be seen in many films for example: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Since 2005 you can celebrate New Year's Eve in the London Eye with big fireworks.

Fares

As of July 2007, a standard adult ticket costs £15.00, children aged between 5 & 15 - £7.50, under 5 - free. There are several luxury packages available, catering to corporate hospitality, weddings and special occasions. You can book it for weddings starting at £1700.

 

Directions

You can take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo station. It's four stops to Waterloo. Then you get off.

 

 

Tower Bridge is a big bridge over the river Thames in London. It has the name Tower Bridge, because it is near the Tower of London. It was opened in 1894 and it connected the northside and the southside of London.

The design

Tower Bridge is 244 meters long and 65 meters high. There are extra paths for pedestrians over the lanes for cars. The bridge can be openened, so that ships on the Thames can pass the bridge.

Directions

The next Tube station near Tower Bridge is Tower Hill Tube Station.

You can take the Circle Line (yellow) or the  District Line (green).

 

by Dinah, Juliane, Kathrin, and Pia

 

Sources: Wikipedia, metazone.com

Pictures: Google

 

 

 

 

In London live 7.512.400 people on an area of 1.579 km2.

You can visit a lot of galleries, museums and other sights some of them you can find in our guidebook.

  1. Buckingham Palace
  2. The London Eye
  3. Tower Bridge
  4. Big Ben

Enjoy your sightseeing trip!!!

In the year 1703 Buckingham Palace was finished. Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the British monarch since 1837.  Buckingham Palace has got 775 rooms. The garden is 15 ha big.  The Palace is a big tourist attraction in London. The rooms and the garden have been open to the public during August and September since 1993. All visitors can go into the Queen’s Gallery. Buckingham Palace is one of the world’s most famous buildings and more than 50,000 people visit the palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the royal garden parties.

Come and see!!!

The interior of Buckingham Palace

* A: State Dining Room;

* K: East Gallery;

* B: Blue Drawing Room;

* L: Yellow Drawing Room;

* C: Music Room;

* M: Centre/Balcony Room;

* D: White Drawing Room;

* N: Chinese Luncheon Room;

* E: Royal Closet;

* O: Principal Corridor;

* F: Throne Room;

* P: Private Apartments;

* G: Green drawing Room;

* Q: Service Areas;

* H: Cross Gallery;

* W: The Grand staircase

* J: Ball Room;

 

On the ground floor:

* R: Ambassador's Entrance                              * T: Grand Entrance

 

The London Eye stands 135,36m high on the western end of Jubilee Gardens. It is still the biggest wheel in Europe. At the time when it was built in 1999 it was the biggest in the world. In May 2006 the Singapore Flyer was opened. It is 15 metres higher than the London Eye. The London Eye has 32 pods. In a pod 25 persons can sit or stand.  The London Eye takes 30 min for a round. You can take a view as long as 40 km.

Come and see the London Eye and get on it!!!

Big Ben is one of the famous sightseeing attractions in London.

It is the biggest tower of three. They all belong to the monument building that includes the Palace of Westminster, the Cathedral of Westminster and the New Hall.

In the Palace of Westminster the royal family lived till the 16th century. After a fire in 1843 the New Hall and Tower were rebuilt. Today there is the government of the U.K., the Houses of Parliament.

On the top of the tower - it is more than 100 meters high - is a big clock. The clock is more than 150 years old and its weight is more than 13 tons.  This clock is something very special because it doesn’t only chime once an hour. Its chime is a melody that is well known all over the world. It is also the theme tune of the BBC.

It is not only by day impressing to see, especially by night, because of the lights.

It took eight years and over 50 designers to build Tower Bridge. It was finished in the year 1894. Tower Bridge is very different from other London bridges. London grew and so the people needed more bridges. But at first they had a lot of problems to clear. They wanted to build a bridge downstream from London Bridge and the river traffic activities should not be disrupted. In October 1884 Horace Jones, the City Architect and John Wolfe Barry offered the solution. Tower Bridge was a hydraulically operated bridge and it used steam to power the pumping engines. Today it needs oil and electricity. In 1910 high level walkways were built, in 1977 Tower Bridge was painted red and since 1994 you can hire the bridge for parties.

Cool !!!

 

 Directions

 

 

You start at Canary Warf.

The way to Buckingham Palace

You must take the Jubilee line to Westminster. Then you get into the District or the Circle line. At Victoria station you get off. Now you are there.

The way to the London Eye

Take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo. Then you are at the London Eye.

 

The way to Big Ben

You take the Jubilee Line to Westminster. It is the fifth stop. Now you get off.

The way to Tower Bridge

Take the Jubilee Line to London Bridge. At the second stop you get off. Then you can see Tower Bridge.

 

by Katharina, Lena, Anne-Sophie, Christina

 

sources: wikipedia, blindekuh.de

pictures: Google

 

 

The London Eye

The UK opened the London Eye in March 2000. It is the UK’s most popular paid-for visitor attraction. It is visited by over 3.5 million people a year. The wheel is a metaphor of the beginning of the new century.

The British Airways London Eye has won over 75 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement since opening in March 2000.

The London Eye has a flexible structure and it has the best of British architecture and design.

It is high above London's skyline at 135 metres. Making the tallest wheel in the world was a great challenge. It has got three different components: 

Capsule ; Foundation; Spindle

 

Interesting Facts

It took seven years and the work of hundreds of people to build the London Eye.

Ÿ         You can see around 40km from the top.

Ÿ         The London Eye can carry 800 passengers.

Ÿ         The total weight of the wheel and capsules is 2,100 tonnes.

Ÿ         The height of the London Eye is 135m.

It is the fourth tallest structure in London after the BT Tower, Tower 42 and One Canada Square.

 

Directions

 

If you take the tube from Canary Wharf to The London Eye you take the Jubilee Line you pass 3 stops and get off at Waterloo.

Big Ben

Big Ben has got a nice sound and it is the highlight of London! Big Ben chimes every quarter past.

And Big Ben is often broken.

On these days the clock was broken:

 

On  27th May 2005 the clock stopped for 90 minutes. It stopped  because the weather was too hot for the clock. On this day it was 31°C.

At 11th August 2007 the clock didn’t ring for 7 weeks, because the tower was repaired for its 150th birthday.

 


Directions

If you take the tube from Canary Wharf to Big Ben take the Jubilee Line and pass 4 stops. Get off at Westminster.

 

Picadilly Circus

Information:

Piccadilly Circus is a very busy place in the middle of London and underneath Piccadilly Circus is the Piccadilly underground stop. Piccadilly Circus was rebuilt in 1987 because it was too heavy to build another tube line under it.

Piccadilly Circus is popular because it has a big neon site.

Directions: 

If you want to go to Picadilly Circus  and you are at Canary Wharf you can take the Jubilee line until Green Park.  Its six stops to Green Park, where you must change to the Piccadilly Line. You get off one stop later at Piccadilly Circus.

 

Trafalgar Square

Information:

Trafalgar Square has been a marketplace since the 15th century. In 1840 they built the Nelson Statue.

When you go south to Buckingham Palace you see 42 small sailing boats up on the street lights in the memory of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Every year at Christmas time there is a huge Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square.

Directions: 

If you want to go to Trafalgar Square and you are at Canary Wharf you can take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo.

It’s 5 stops to Waterloo. Here you can take two lines the Northern or the Bakerloo Line. You must go 3 stops to Charing Cross with either line.

 

by Florian, Halit and Jerôme

 


sources: Wikipedia, www.thelondoneye.com

pictures: Google