London

London has been the center of the world of money, colonial empire and metropolis for centuries. The London cityscape is dominated by the River Thames, City skyscrapers. There are Shard, and the Swiss bank’s pickle-like building, the Gherkin. The smog of the past has disappeared, but you can’t see behind the smoked glass. Skyscraper windows at London City hide how the money and currencies are fluctuated in the world.

London Bridge
London Bridge
London Bridge and Shard on the right side
London Bridge and Shard on the right side

The cityscape of London

The cityscape of London has been transformed by numerous fires and plagues in the past, but the latest and most devastating was the bombing of the Second World War, when much of the city was completely destroyed though St Paul´ss Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and Tower Fortress behind the skyscraper in the City remained in bombing.

But London is constantly being replaced by a new one, building goes on and on.

The Monument for the memory of the survival of pest in 17h century
The Monument for the memory of the survival of pest in 17h century
 Skyscrapers in London City, Gherkin in the middle
Skyscrapers in London City, Gherkin in the middle
  New Gothic style–House of Parliaments and Big Ben
New Gothic style–House of Parliaments and Big Ben

The multicultural city

A wide range of good flowed into the city from distant countries that British colonists have subjected on their rule. The multicultural fascinating history of the Great Empire can be seen in many of London’s museums, many of which are completely free to the public. The large museums of the British Museum and Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum attract millions of visitors every year from all over the world.

 Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
St Paul´s Cathedral
St Paul´s Cathedral
 Westminster Abbey, church where royal weddings and official ceremonies are held
Westminster Abbey, church where royal weddings and official ceremonies are held
 Work of sculptor Henry Moore in Kensington Park
Work of sculptor Henry Moore in Kensington Park

There are not many green parks in the downtown area, but on the outskirts of London is a large green area: Kensington Garden and Hyde Park.