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The Great Fire Of London - The Great Fire of London. Getting to London from an Airport. (Page updated August 2013) London is a major port. It has three airports, which are all located outside the city area: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. London is the hub of the United Kingdom's rail network, with about a dozen mainline railway terminuses. (Photographed by Adrian Pingstone) Heathrow Airport | Gatwick Airport | London City Airport Heathrow is 15 miles (24km) from central London. You can travel to central London from Heathrow via underground train, train, taxi, bus or private transfer Heathrow Airport has three underground stations - one shared by Terminals 1, 2 and 3, one at Terminal 4 and a third at Terminal 5. The underground trains use the Picadilly line. Tickets: A single paper ticket from Heathrow (Zone 6) into Central London (Zone 1) costs £5.50.

If you are travelling after 9.30am a One-Day Travelcard between Heathrow and central London costs £6.30 and gives unlimited travel on London Underground trains, the DLR and buses. An introduction to Britain. A School Day in the UK. London Travel Video Guide. Top 10 London Attractions.

VisitScotland - Scotland's national tourism organisation. The London Story - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Strip The City - London. Online history lessons - history and ICT. Museum of London – Our games. London Virtual Tour. Love GREAT Britain. London Travel Video Guide. Loescher English Corner 1 - 7 London sightseeing _with subtitles. VisitBritain.

London Pictures. Liverpool History Animation. Listening: A Tour of London. Tower Bridge, London (Copyright: Getty) When you visit a city for the first time, a good way to explore it is to go on an organised sightseeing tour.

Listening: A Tour of London

The tour will give you an overview of what there is to see and also provide you with some historical background. A popular way of seeing London is to go in one of the red double deck buses. This tour will take you around London by bus. Listen to the guide, and then do the activity below. Activity Check how well you know London. A Madame Tussaud’s is a famous wax museum. b Bond Street is where the detective, Sherlock Holmes, once lived. c Marble Arch is a gate which was built in 1827. d Hyde Park used to be the royal hunting grounds. e Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. f Piccadilly Circus is the largest circus in the world. g Fleet Street once housed the national newspapers. h St Paul’s Cathedral is a small but beautiful church.

Learn about Europe: England. Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) At the beginning of the new school year teachers usually explain to their students what they are going to study.

Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland)

Sometimes efl teachers not only teach grammar but also British culture, so one of the first cultural topics they discuss with their students are the geography of the UK and its form of government. Here you can find an interactive mindmap, a digital poster and a collection of useful websites, just to simplify the work. Click on the Glogster digital poster below, you will find general information about the United Kingdom and some videos. Now take a look at my Cacoo mindmap below about the UK form of government. I have edited it with Thinglink to make it interactive. You can also click on the following link to enlarge the above image: Last September, 18th Scottish people voted for Scotland independence.

Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits If you want more general information about the Uk government, the Queen and the Royal Family, open my Blendspace lesson. British Life and Culture. Britain is GREAT. The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer.

Britain is GREAT

We welcome the world to visit, study and do business with the UK. Business The UK’s dynamic economy and business-friendly environment make it a great place to locate and expand your business. Get support to export and invest in the UK from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Tourism. Britannia.com - British History Travel. BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme, A tour of the British Isles in accents. 150 Years of The Tube. You are going to listen to a radio clip about the London Undergrounddo a comprehension activity Discuss Does your city have a metro or underground railway?

150 Years of The Tube

How old is it? Have you ever been on the Tube in London? What do you know about it? Listen What was London like 150 years ago? Listen again and do the quiz below Alternative vocabulary gap fill exercise here Printable worksheets here Read Interesting Facts about the Tube Each year, every Tube train travels 114,500miles/184,269km.The average speed of a train is 33km/20.5 miles per hour.Only 45 per cent of the network is actually in tunnels.There are 426 escalators.

MoreFacts London Tube map Click on the map to see an enlarged version. History of the Union Jack.