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.
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 youâ€™re at the top, you can see up to a distance of 40 kilometres. The London Eye was built by the Dutch company â€œHollandiaâ€. You can call the London Eye â€œMillennium Wheelâ€, too. The owner of the London Eye is the â€œLondon Eye Companyâ€. 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 mustnâ€™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 â€“ 17.00
Sunday 14.00 â€“ 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 oâ€™clock. The entrance fee is â‚¬ 19 for adults and â‚¬ 16 for students.
On October 31st, the London Dungeon celebrates Halloween.
The owner of the London Dungeon is the â€œMerlin Entertainments Groupâ€. You can also have parties there.
We wouldnâ€™t like to go there, because itâ€™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 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 itâ€™s exciting to see where the Queen lives!
In the photo you can see the garden of Buckingham Palace and, of course, the Queenâ€™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!
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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 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 neednâ€™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 thatâ€™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 canÂ´t hide your fear!!! The killers are horrible and you can see scary wax figures everywhere!!!
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 28â€“34!!! There is the London Dungeon.
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!
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How to get there:
From Canary Wharf take the Jubilee Line and go to Westminster station. There take the District Line to Victoria Station.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 â€œBlack Deathâ€* of London, the big fire of London and â€œJack the Ripper.â€ 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 is the house of Queen Elisabeth II. In 1633 the house was built. At that time it was called â€œGoring Houseâ€. 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 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 â€œSingapore Flyerâ€œ.
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.
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 stationâ€œ 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.
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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.
Tower Bridge is a bridge in London across the river Thames. Some people call it â€žLondon Bridgeâ€œ 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.
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.
The official residence of the Queen is Buckingham Palace. Most tourists want to see the palace. Itâ€™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 Queenâ€™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.
Buckingham Palace is the most famous place in London. If you go to London you must visit this great building.
If you want to go to the Buckingham Palce take the Tube. When youâ€™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.
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.
The London Eye is a big white Ferris Wheel . ItÂ´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.
As of July 2007, a standard adult ticket costs Â£15.00, children aged between 5 & 15 - Â£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 Â£1700.
You can take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo station. It's four stops to Waterloo. Then you get off.
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 Queenâ€™s Gallery. Buckingham Palace is one of the worldâ€™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.
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.
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 doesnâ€™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.
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
The London Eye
The UK opened the London Eye in March 2000. It is the UKâ€™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
It took seven years and the work of hundreds of people to build the London Eye.
ÂŸ You can see around 40km from the top.
ÂŸ The London Eye can carry 800 passengers.
ÂŸ The total weight of the wheel and capsules is 2,100 tonnes.
ÂŸ 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.
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 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 31Â°C.
At 11th August 2007 the clock didnâ€™t ring for 7 weeks, because the tower was repaired for its 150th birthday.
If you take the tube from Canary Wharf to Big Ben take the Jubilee Line and pass 4 stops. Get off at Westminster.
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.
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.