Scenic Spots

British Museum

The British Museum is located on Russell Square on north of New Oxford Street in London. It was established in 1753, and first opened to the public on 15 January 1759. The Museum is amongst the oldest, most comprehensive, and grandest in existence, as well as one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. It boasts various cultural relics and valuable books from places throughout the world. Such a rich collection and wide variety are really rarely seen in any other museum around the globe. At present, there are more than 6 million pieces of collection. Due to space limitation, a great number of collections have still not been open to the public yet.

 

London Eye

London Eye, short for The British Airways London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is the world's first, and was once the world's largest observation Ferris wheel. The London Eye is the most popular scenic spot in London, standing high in London Borough of Lambeth on the south bank of the River Thames and facing the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. It is now the world's third largest Ferris Wheel (only after the 160m Star of Nanchang located in Nanchang, China and then the 165m Singapore Flyer opened on April 15, 2008), serving as a London landmark.

 

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, the royal palace for Britain, was constructed in the city of Westminster. It is a four-storey square enclosed building, with more than six hundred rooms including the Ceremony Hall, Concert Hall, Banquet Hall and Art Galleries. On the tall marble table in front of the Palace Square stands the glittering statue of Goddess of Victory. The front door is magnificent, the golden decoration on external fences is solemn, and the relief on the heavy iron gate creates a perfect harmony with the Palace. Inside the walls, you can see the famous Guards standing motionlessly. The vast imperial garden nearby is a garden of typical British style. Buckingham Palace was built in 1703, originally called Buckingham House, which means "other people’s home". In 1762, the royal family bought, modified and expanded it, and ultimately form this “Patched Palace” of different color tones and varied shapes. When the Queen lives in the Palace, the royal flag will fly high above the center of Palace.

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