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About Greater London

Greater London is not only a County full of interesting towns and villages, it is also home to England's capital city, 'London'. Covering such a vast area and encompassing what used to be Middlesex and even parts of Surrey, Greater London has countless places of interest and 'must see' attractions to visit. Starting with The Queen of England's official London residence 'Buckingham Palace', parts of which are open to visitors. 'Kew Gardens' is a popular tourist attraction, a place of such natural beauty covering three hundred acres. The clock tower 'Big Ben' a famous London landmark which stands an amazing 316ft. high. Other fascinating places of interest include: 'Downing Street', home of the British Prime Minister. 'Marble Arch', built in 1828. The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Catherdral and one of Londons most recent tourist attractions is the 'London Eye', the world's highest observation wheel. View the pictures of Greater London..

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Chelsea

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In common with most of this region the history of Downe reaches down the centuries to the days of the Romans and William the Conqueror...

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Ealing

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Eltham Palace.

Eltham

The attractive suburb of Eltham is part of the urban sprawl of Greater London...

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The Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation Home, Fulham Road, Fulham Broadway

Fulham

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Hammersmith

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Kensington

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Kew Gardens Museum, Greater London

Kew

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The Royal Arcade (c.1879), Mayfair

Mayfair

Mayfair has it all, it is the haunt of the rich and famous, with elegant houses and apartment buildings that are the sole province of the wealthy...

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Stoke Newington

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Canary Wharf

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London, Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, The Beatles.

Madame Tussauds

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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is situated in South Kensington and first opened in 1881. The Museum is one of the finest and largest.....

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A picture of The Old Curiosity Shop, London

The Old Curiosity Shop, London

The oldest shop in central London dating from around 1567. Reputed to be the inspiration for Dickens' famous book of the same.....

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Three Mills, Bow, London

Three Mills

A fascinating group of historic industrial buildings which include the House Mill, the largest tidal mill left standing in.....

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London  Tower of London

Tower of London

Historic epicentre of might and majesty, the tower has a history without parallel anywhere else in the world. With its icy past.....

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Nelson's Column, London

Trafalgar Square

Perhaps the best known square in the world, and the place where pigeons often used to outnumber people. Certainly no pigeons.....

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Winchester Palace, London, along the embankment.

Winchester Palace

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