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London - 10 Things You Need To Know

London - 10 Things You Need To Know

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Sherlock Holmes' London In the novels, the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes lived and solved many mysteries in Victorian London. London is the only city where you can feel what it is like to walk in Sherlock's footsteps and visit his home. The BBC series, Sherlock, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as modern day interpretations of the classic Conan Doyle characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. Tour of London Tour guide: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this fantastic tour of London by bus. My name’s Greg and I’m your guide this afternoon on our tour of London. As you can see, we’re on an open-top bus, so you can see all the attractions from your seat and you don’t need to walk anywhere. And please don’t worry about the rain, I’m sure it’ll stop soon.

The City of London This is the River Thames. It is almost 346 kilometres long, and is the second longest river in Great Britain. It flows through London, and it’s this part of the river that most tourists see. But there’s more to the Thames than a trip down the river. The Romans built a settlement on the River Thames, and over the centuries it grew into the City of London, with a huge port. Ships from around the world brought food, goods and people to the capital.

Is the UK the same as Britain, Great Britain and England? The UK is situated north-west of the European continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It has a total land area of 244,100 square kilometres, of which nearly 99% is land and the remainder inland water. From north to south it is about 1,000 kilometres long. The UK part of Europe and is a member of the European Union (EU). Click here to find out about the Geography of the UK Résultats Google Recherche d'images correspondant à images Site Web pour cette image London_map 150 Years of The Tube- listening comprehension activity 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?How old is it?

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. The tour will give you an overview of what there is to see and also provide you with some historical background. Roman London The Romans arrived in England about about 2,000 years ago. They called London 'Londinium'. The Romans (A43– 410) The Romans invaded England in AD 43. They landed in Kent, made their way to the River Thames and sailed up it. The Romans knew it was important to control a crossing point at the River Thames, so they decided to build a settlement on the north bank.

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