The Sights

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Cleopatra's Needle Houses of Parliament London Eye Tate Modern Lambeth Palace St.Paul's Cathedral Billingsgate Market Tower of London Canary Wharf HMS Belfast Shakespeare's Globe
Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Parliament has been a historic London residence of Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th century.

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament/Big Ben

Construction started in 1840 and lasted for thirty years suffering great delays and cost overruns as well as the death of both leading architects.

London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye is situated on south bank of the river. The entire structure is 135 meters (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters (394 ft).

Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

Made of red granite and standing 21 meters (68 ft) high it weighs about 224 tons and is inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs. Originally erected in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis on the orders of Thutmose III, around 1450 BC.

St.Paul's Cathedral

St.Paul's Cathedral

Wren's masterpiece completed in 1715

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Formerly Bankside Power Station. Commissioned following a power shortage in 1947. The building was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the designer of Liverpool Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and the Red telephone box.

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

Originally located on the south bank of the River Thames in Southwark and destroyed by fire in 1613 it was rebuilt 1614 then demolished in 1644. The modern reconstruction is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and built approximately 230 meters (750 ft) from the site of the original theatre.

Hay's Galleria

Hay's Galleria

Hay's Galleria is named after its original owner although it was converted into an enclosed dock and wharf around 1840 where it was one of the chief delivery points for ships bringing tea to the Pool of London.

Billingsgate Market

Billingsgate Market

The original site of the market, Billingsgate, is a ward in the south-east of the City of London. In this original location in the 19th century Billingsgate was the largest fish market in the world.

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

The ship is named after the capital city of Northern Ireland. The prefix HMS stands for 'Her Majesty's Ship', referring to the British Queen.

Tower of London

Tower of London

Founded by William the first after the Norman Conquest of England, The White Tower was completed in 1078. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard the Lionheart, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is located on the historic West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs.