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.
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 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.
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.