The topic I am going to speak about is London. From the
geography lessons you know that East meets West in the
Greenwich meridian. It is in London.
London, one of the world's biggest
cities, situated on the river Thames, is the capital of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland, the residence of British sovereign. London is a
great industrial and cultural center with the population
of more than seven million
London consists of four main districts, which differ
from each other. These are the City, Westminster, the
West End and the East End.
The City is small in area but it is the business center
of London. Many banks and offices are situated there.
The heart of City is the Stock Exchange.
Westminster is the most important part of the capital.
It is the
administrative center. The Houses of Parliament are
there. It is a beautiful building with two towers and a
very big clock called Big Ben. Opposite the Houses of
Parliament is Westminster Abbey. It is a very beautiful
church built over 900 years ago. The tombs of many great
statesmen, scientists are in the Abbey. There is
Trafalgar Square where the famous Nelson Column stands
as the memory about Nelson’s great victory. It is
interesting to know that the column is situated in the
geographical center of the city. This square is always
open for public meetings and demonstrations.
To the west of Westminster is the West End. Here we can
find most of the big shops, hotels, museums, art
galleries, and concert halls. Piccadilli
Circus is the heart of London’s West End. In the West
End there are wide streets with beautiful houses and
many parks, gardens and squares.
To the east of Westminster is the East End, an
industrial district of the capital. There are no parks
or gardens in East End and you can't see many fine
houses there. Most of the plants and factories are
Speaking about London, you must keep in mind that it is
the city of contrasts.