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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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Downe

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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Eltham Palace.

Eltham

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

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A view of The Royal Naval College from the gounds of The Queens's House, Greenwich.

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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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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London - Marylebone, Paddington Place, Sept 2002

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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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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Notting Hill

This area of London is known throughout the world as the scene of London's biggest annual street party...

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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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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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Stamford Hill Cafe

Stamford Hill

Stamford Hill lies in the north of the London Borough of Hackney. It is a popular residential area, and home to one of Europes' largest Orthodox Jewish communities...

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Heathrow Airport Visitor Centre

An insight into the past, present and future of Heathrow airport. For all age groups..

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Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery

London's famous victorian Cemetery..

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Houses of Parliament, London

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament, also known as The Palace of Westminster has been the seat of the two Houses of Parliament called the.....

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London Zoo

Since opening its doors to the public in 1847 London Zoo has become the most famous zoo in the world. With over 650 species, an.....

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, The Beatles.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, the worldwide famous Waxworks Museum has a multitude of fascinating exhibits of famous people such as Michael.....

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Trafalgar Square and National Gallery

National Gallery London

The grand building of the National Gallery dominates Trafalgar Square, London. It was built to a design by William Wilkins and.....

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London - Southwark Cathedral, Sept 2002

Southwark Cathedral

This is believed to be the oldest Gothic building in London, it stands on a spot where religious buildings have stood for over a.....

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St. James's Park, London

St James's Palace

The origins of St.James's Palace lie deeply rooted in the reign of King Henry VIII, it was the King who started the building of.....

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St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is the largest cathedral in England and is the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren, whos plans were finally.....

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Winchester Palace, London, along the embankment.

Winchester Palace

Winchester Palace was built in the early 13th century as the London house of the Bishops of Winchester. Destroyed by fire in.....

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