How Many of these London Landmarks will you Recognize?

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Khadija Leon

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Everyone knows what the Empire State Building, The Eiffel Tower, and The Great Wall of China look like, but which of these London landmarks will you be able to identify?

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You will find this giant Ferris wheel Located on the South Bank of the River Thames. Standing 135 meters tall, the London Eye is the tallest of its kind in all of Europe and it has almost 4 million visitors annually.

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Founded over 1,000 years ago, this gothic styled cathedral is one of the most famous religious establishments in the United Kingdom. Not only were many royals married here, many coronations and memorials were also conducted here.

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Regent's Park is located in the north-western part of London, and is home to London Zoo and Regent’s University London. With a size of over 400 acres, this royal garden has tons of lakes, gardens, playgrounds, and sports pitches.

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This aquarium contains one of the largest collections of marine life in the world. Visitors are allowed to snorkel with the sharks, check out 17 themed zones, and feed many other fish.

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South Bank is one of the entertainment and commercial centers in London and there are different types of activities for everyone. There is an IMAX cinema, SEA LIFE London, the London Eye and Southbank centre.

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This free national museum is home to countless pieces of modern and contemporary artwork, including works by Picasso, Dali and Rothko, just to name a few. While there is no entrance fee, tickets for the major exhibitions can be purchased.

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The House of Parliament is one of England’s most iconic buildings, just like Big Bed. There are guided tours in seven different languages, and people are allowed to walk through the Queen’s Robing Room, the Central Lobby and the Lords Chambers.

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Sitting on the highest point of London (Ludgate Hill), this church’s famous dome is recognizable worldwide. As the second largest church in the United Kingdom, mass is conducted hourly and there are also tours conducted daily.

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This popular museum overlooks Falmouth Harbour and on its five floors, you can find 15 galleries of how the sea influenced the country’s history and culture. There is also a collection of small boats and numerous ship models.

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St. James Park is one of the many royal parks and can be found in the city of West Minster. Stretching over 57 acres, the park is surrounded by landmarks such as Whitehall, Buckingham Palace and is the location of Horse Guards Parade.

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Located on London’s South Banks, this attraction, opened in 1974, takes its visitors on a journey through London where you can meet popular characters like Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper, and experience the Great Fire of London.

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The Tower of London, which is located in central London and is home to Prisoners of the Tower, also houses the Crown Jewels, a unique collection of priceless jewels, including St. Edward’s Crown.

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Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, this museum has the largest collection of decorative arts and design in the entire world. They often have different exhibitions which change every few months.

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The British Museum has over 10 departments and over six million types of work, including the Mummy of Katebet, the Rosetta Stone, Samurai Armor, and the Assyrian Lion Hunt Relief.

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Kensington Palace has been the residence of the British Royal family for seven centuries, and it is the official home of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and their children.

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At the north end of Westminster Palace, you will find the Big Ben. The tower which the clock sits on is known as Elizabeth Tower and it stands over 300 feet tall. As of now, the clock has been silenced until renovations are completed sometime in 2021.

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This museum has a wide range of exhibits that contain everything from dinosaur and whale skeletons to specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself. Like many other museums in London, this one is also free to the public.

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Trafalgar Square was built to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar: a war with France and Spain in 1805. It has many statues and monuments as well as stalls and little cafes. Many events are held here, especially during the Christmas season.

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The O2 Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena that can hold an astonishing 20,000 people and is the busiest music arena in the world. Past performers include Bon Jovi, The Spice Girls, Beyoncé, and it was a part of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Founded in 1824, the National Gallery is one of the most visited are galleries in the world. The museum has had its fair share of controversies, ranging from the way that some of the paintings are conserved to the purchase of non-European art.

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This Museum with built with the intention of recording the civil and military war efforts and sacrifices during World War I. Today the museum also includes data from British Commonwealth forces.

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Built between 1886 and 1894, Tower Bridge is a combination of a bascule and suspension bridges. On special occasions, such as the 2012 London Olympics and the Queen Diamond Jubilee, the tower has a spectacular light show.

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Wembley Stadium is the second-largest football stadium in Europe, and has a capacity of 90,000. The stadium has hosted many matches, including the FA Cup Final and some by England's national football team.

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The science museum is a part of a group of museums that house an amazing collection of scientific, medical, and technological advances from all over the world. These include the Stephenson’s Rocket and a reconstruction of Watson and Crick’s DNA model.

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Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship that was one of the last of its kind to be built. It has since been preserved as a museum and holds one of the world’s largest collection of ships’s figureheads.

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This performing arts venue is one of the most prominent theatres in the United Kingdom. Everything from Shakespearean plays to contemporary plays to operas have been conducted here.

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The Royal Albert Hall is located in South Kensington and was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria. Many of the world’s most famous artists, have performed here. It also hosts many charity events annually.

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This museum was dedicated to the famous fictional detective after which it was named. It features many exhibits which were adapted from the books and the movies. There are also many scenes taken from the 1984 TV show.

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This luxury department store has been opened for over 180 years. It has a wide selection of high-end brands in over 300 departments on seven floors. There are also 27 restaurants and even a spa.

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Leadenhall is one of London’s oldest markets, dating as far back as the 14th century, it is packed with vendors every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is where the Diagon Alley scenes from the Harry Potter films were shot.

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One of London’s hottest shopping facilities, this center has everything from an Apple store to luxury designers, like Chanel and Armani, to toy shops, patisseries and boulangeries.

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Admiralty Arch served as the residence of the First Sea Lord and has seen guests such as Winston Churchill and Sir Ian Fleming. The building is in the process of being transformed into a hotel, private residences and private members’s club.

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Portobello Road has one of the largest antique markets in in the world, with over 1,00 vendors selling product from around the planet. The main market day for purchasing antiques is Saturday and you can find almost anything there.

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This beautiful place has a stunning palace, a very large grape vine, the most famous mazes in the world, as well as a chapel that has stained glass windows from the floor all the way to the ceiling.

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Every country has a national library and the British one is no different, well except for the fact that it holds over 150 million items, including manuscripts, books, journals, newspapers, and magazines.

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Originally built for the Royal Navy, this light cruiser, which is now moored on the river Thames, has been converted into a museum ship. The ship has had quite an amazing history, and has many honors and awards to prove it.

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Kew Gardens is the largest botanical garden and has one of the most extensive collections of plants in the world. With over 30,000 different kinds of plants and 7 million types of plant specimens, it’s no wonder that this place is one of London’s top attractions.

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The Royal Opera House is located in the Convent Garden and is one of the premiere performing arts venues in London. The main auditorium can hold just over 2,000 people and it can be difficult to get tickets for shows there.

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The original Shakespeare Globe was built in 1599 but was later destroyed by fire. After being rebuilt twice, this building is dedicated to all things Shakespeare. Plays are performed often, but you need to find out when before heading there.

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Somerset House is one of London’s major art and cultural centers. The design frontier has work from many international designers and during the winter, you can even go skating at the ice rink.

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Buckingham Palace has been the official residence and administrative headquarters of the United Kingdom sovereigns since the 1800s. the palace has 775 rooms, 240 of which are bedrooms for staff and guests.

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Hyde Park which was established by Henry VIII, is the largest of all of the royal parks in England. Visitors can check out the rose garden, go boating in the summer, or just relax under a large tree.

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Based in Covent Garden, this transport museum tells the story of Britain’s transport history and dates as far as the 1800s. With over 450, 000 items being preserved there, this free museum is certainly worth the visit.

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Sky Garden, located at 20 Fenchurch Street, is a three-story glass dome that is one of the most exclusives spaces in the country. It has amazing views of the city, a few bars and a restaurant.

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Built on a hill overlooking the River Thames in Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory played a significant role in astronomy and navigation advancements. Visitors get to stand on the Meridian Line where they can have one foot in the east and the other in the west.

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Ripley’s is an American franchise that collects bizarre and strange items from around the world, and people often question whether they really exist. Some of the items include a Chinese shrunken head, a vampire killing kit and a two-headed calf.

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Madame Tussaud is a museum where you can find wax figures of some of the world’s most famous people. There are also locations in New York, Amsterdam, and Berlin, to name a few.

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Built to commemorate the 2012 Olympic games, ArcelorMittal Orbit is Britain’s largest piece of public art. The slide is over 500 feet high, making it the world’s longest tunnel slide. It takes approximately 40 seconds to finish the ride.

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The Shard is a 95-story building that stands over 1,000 feet high, making it the tallest building in the United Kingdom. The View from The Shard (the private observation deck) is located on level 72. It was opened to the public in 2013.

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