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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.
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Chelsea Old Church and Statue of Sir Thomas More

Chelsea

Chelsea is a district in London which in recent times gained fame as the 'home' of the 'swinging sixties' . The swinging sixties was defined on the Kings Road, which runs the length of the area and both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones lived here at one time...

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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

It is the home to both Fulham Football Club and Chelsea, both play at Premiership level, thus some of the football's most talented and highly paid stars can often be spotted strolling along Fulham's streets...

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Taken in Greenwich, standing by the Observatory looking down over the hill.

Greenwich

The might of british sea-power and the historic town of Greenwich are inseparable. Two famous English sea-faring vessels are here, one is the Cutty Sark, a famous old clipper that shipped tea from China in the 19th-century, and the other, from the 20th-century is Gypsy Moth 1V, sailed round the world by Sir Francis Chichester...

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London River Thames, Hammersmith, evening light on the riverside with reflections.

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Hammersmith developed around the River Thames, which is crossed via a graceful suspension bridge designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette...

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Kensington Gardens - Kensington Palace and rectangular pond

Kensington

The attractive Royal borough of Kensington has many special places. Most prominent is Kensington Palace, birthplace of Queen Victoria...

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Kew Gardens Railway Station

Kew

Kew is just downstream from the delights of Richmond, and is best known for the Royal Botanic Gardens, or as they are more popularly known 'Kew Gardens'...

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Marylebone, London

Marylebone

Marylebone is one of London's more affluent area's, it is home mostly to the well to do, and yet only a couple of centuries ago a large workhouse was built here to give shelter to the poor and homeless, often foundlings were discovered on the workhouse doorstep...

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A picture of Piccadilly

Piccadilly

One of the Capital's most noted places, Piccadilly sweeps uphill with handsome houses on one side and Green Park on the other...

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Betjeman Arms

St Pancras

The name of the area is taken from the boy martyred in AD 304. Pancras was the orphaned Christian son of a Phrygian nobleman who was brought up at the court of the Emperor in Rome...

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Admiralty Arch, London, Greater London

Admiralty Arch

This is part of London's great ceremonial route recognisable all around the world. The massive arch was designed by Sir Aston.....

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London - Chiswick House, Sept 2002

Chiswick House

Few can resist this fine classical building which was the creation of Lord Burlington, patron of the arts in the early part of.....

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Kew Palace

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Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

For over two hundred and fifty years, the gardens at Kew have been the dream and vision of talented gardeners, and the.....

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London Eye

London Eye

At a height of 450 feet (135m) and 1600 tonnes, the London Eye Observation Wheel is the biggest of its kind to ever be built. It.....

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Regent's Park

Regents Park

Although the history of Regent's Park stretches back to the time of Charles I, it really only came into its own during the early.....

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Somerset House, London. 2005-06-12

Somerset House

This new Somerset House replaced the old building which was probably begun around 1547 and demolished in the 18th-century to make.....

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The Gold State Coach

The Royal Mews

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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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