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A must-see destination for visitors to London, Trafalgar
Square is home to Nelson’s Column (a monument
commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died in the
Battle of Trafalgar in 1805), iconic stone lions, and the
famous Fourth Plinth, which showcases commissions by
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Grete fotograferer i Westminster
Westminster (/ˈwɛsmɪnstər, ˈwɛst-/) is an area of central
London within the City of Westminster, part of the
West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.
Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and
historic landmarks, one of the highest in London,
includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace,
Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.
Historically the area lay within St Margaret's parish,
City & Liberty of Westminster, Middlesex.
The name Westminster originated from the informal description
of the abbey church and royal peculiar of St Peter's
(Westminster Abbey), literally West of the City of London,
indeed until the Reformation there was a reference to the
'East Minster' at Minories (Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate)
east of the City; the abbey was part of the royal palace that
had been created here by Edward the Confessor.
It has been the home of the permanent institutions of
England's government continuously since about 1200
(High Middle Ages' Plantagenet times), from 1707 the
UK government instead, and is now the seat of British
Hyde Park, Speakers Corner
Speakers' Corner is a traditional site for public speeches
and debates since the mid 1800's when protests and
demonstrations took place in Hyde Park.
Speakers' Corner is located on the north-east edge of Hyde
Park, nearest Marble Arch and Oxford Street.
Historic figures such as Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and
George Orwell were known to often use the area to
demonstrate free speech.
In 1872, an act of parliament set aside this part of Hyde Park
for public speaking. Even today, on a Sunday morning, it's not
unusual to find crowds gathering at Speakers' Corner to listen
to enthusiasts expounding their views. Anyone can turn up
unannounced to speak on any subject, as long as the police
consider their speeches lawful.
Det var strenge sikkerhetskontroller over hele London
på grunn av frykt for bomber fra Ira.
Her, utenfor Tower of London er det lang kø
Despite the Tower of London's grim reputation as a place of
torture and death, within these walls you will also discover
the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress.
Don't miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wonderous
animals that have inhabited the Tower, making it the first
Discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join an iconic Beefeater
on a tour and hear their bloody tales, stand where famous
heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower's ravens,
storm the battlements, get to grips with swords and
armour, and much more!
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Beafeater i Tower
The guards at the Tower of London are called Yeoman Warders.
In principle they are responsible for looking after any prisoners
at the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels, but in
practice they act as tour guides and are a tourist attraction in
their own right. There are twelve Yeomen Warders.
While their role is usually confined to the Tower of London,
the Yeomen Warders do take part in one State ceremony.
At Coronations, they form a guard of honour inside the
annexe at Westminster Abbey.
Their nickname is Beefeater.
Where does the name Beefeater originate from?
The name Beefeaters is often thought to come from the French
word - 'buffetier'. (Buffetiers were guards in the palace of
French kings. They protected the king's food.) However, the
name Beefeater is more likely to have originated from the
time when the Yeomen Warders at the Tower were paid part
of their salary with chunks of beef. This took place right up
until the 1800s.
Vakthold for dronning Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra
Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert,
Duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Elizabeth
Bowes-Lyon. She married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of
Edinburgh, in 1947, became queen on February 6, 1952,
and was crowned on June 2, 1953. She is the mother of
Prince Charles, heir to the throne, as well as the grandmother of princes William and Harry. As the longest-serving monarch in
British history, she has tried to make her reign more modern and
sensitive to a changing public while maintaining traditions
associated with the crown.
Dronning Elizabeth kommer i åpen vogn.
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