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Visit London

These are the top places and the names can be found as image names


Tower Of London

After several years of planning and construction, the Tower of London now has a working drawbridge for the first time since the 1970s. Originally built in 1834, to allow munitions to be brought into the basement of the White Tower from the wharf, the drawbridge spanned a water filled moat.  In 1978 the rising drawbridge element was found to be ‘troublesome’ and was removed, leaving the bridge permanently fixed in place

 


London EYE

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye.The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When erected in 1999 it was theworld’s tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel“.

  1. Address: Riverside Bldg, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE 17 PB, United Kingdom
  2. Construction started: 1998
  3. Opened: March 9, 2000
  4. Hours: Open today · 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  5. Height: 135 m
  6. Phone: +44 871 781 3000
  7. Engineer: Jane M. Wernick
  8. Awards: Structural Special Award

Big BEN

 

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London,[1] and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower.[2] The tower is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower (prior to being renamed in 2012 it was known as simply “Clock Tower“) to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower.[3] The tower was completed in 1858 and had its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009,[4]during which celebratory events took place.[5][6] The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London.

  1. Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom
  2. Opened: 1859
  3. Height: 96 m
  4. Function: Clock tower
  5. Architectural style: Gothic Revival architecture
  6. Phone: +44 20 7219 4272
  7. Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin