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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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
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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 London Zoo.
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
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.
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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
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has tried to makeher reign more modern and sensitive
to a changing public while maintaining traditions
associated with the crown.
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