London is the richest city of Europe - the capital of Great Britain and England. London is a leader in cultural life, social communications, politics, finances and in a field of entertainment and art. People of different cultures, nationalities and religions live here, and this makes London the most cosmopolitan, vibrant and energetic city on the earth. During its rich history, London has experienced Romanesque occupation, predatory raids of the Celts, Romans, Vikings and Saxons, the Norman invasion, two large fires, bubonic plague and the Nazi bombardment.
Today London presents something own to everyone. \"London Eye\" Ferris Wheel, 135 meters in height, elevates visitors high above the Thames, opening a view of vast spaces. 30 thousand of shops and boutiques of London will satisfy even the most sophisticated lovers of shopping, and 6 thousand restaurants clearly demonstrate why Britons revere their chef-cooks as celebrities.
Those who are interested in exploring a cultural heritage of the country, first of all should visit the Tower of London. One of the most interesting and pompous spectacles is daily changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. British Museum - is one of the largest and most important museums of human history and culture in the world. Westminster Abbey - is an ancient abbey in the English Gothic style, one of the greatest examples of ecclesiastical architecture. Originally built by Edward the Confessor more than a thousand years ago, Parliament (Westminster Palace), remained the main residence of British monarchs for 400 years. In the National Gallery, one can spend a whole day exploring one of the biggest and best collections of Western European painting, and still will not have enough time to see and enjoy everything up to the end. The Greenwich Park is the place where the Greenwich meridian divides the globe into east and west; here is reckoned the most right time.
Great Britain is one of the world's centers of tourism and recreation. Various cultural program will satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Cozy hotels
The maim points of interest in Greenwich are Royal Greenwich Observatory, known as the location of the prime meridian, the famous tea clipper "Cutty Sark" and Naval Museum
Flowers of extraordinary beauty, small gardens and even whole corners of artificially created wildlife are exhibited on Chelsea Flower Show
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