Everyone knows Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, but what else is there to the city of London? Learn about London's past, present and future in this video.

This video is part of our Word on the Street series. Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.

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Have you ever been to London? If so, what do you think of the city? If not, would you like to visit London one day?

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rosaduq02 15 May, 2020 - 09:38

Yes I have, I already went 3 times, twice with my parents and my brother and once with school. I really love London, one off my favorite places is the London eye, when you're at the top of it you have a beautiful vieuw! I also love camden, it's totally different than the center off London, where you have the big ben, the tower bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster... . London is also a beautiful city to go shopping or to see a musical, like Mamma Mia or the lion king.

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Nairobi07 14 May, 2020 - 13:26

Yes, I have ! I already went to London with my parents five years ago. It was fantastic ! We visited London Eye, the natural history museum and the Tower of London. But I absolutely wanted to see Big Ben and Tower Bridge because I find it impressive and beautiful. I was able to discover typical dishes like fish and chips. Wath I preferred was taking the subway. There are so many lines of all colors that we could get lost.
London is a city completely different from my city because there are many more people and more things to visit. This city is one of the world famous cities like New-York or Paris.

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Loulil 14 May, 2020 - 10:08

I have never been to London. I had to go this year but my trip was canceled. I really hope that I will go there one day.

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ts2611 13 May, 2020 - 10:36

I've been to London twice, but I've never slept over.
What impressed me is that I've seen a lot of different styles of clothing and that's very cool.
It's really a beautiful city. London isn't similar to my city, it's much bigger.There's a lot of iconic places.

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MG5E 12 May, 2020 - 10:51

No, I've never been to London, but I would like to visit this city one day with my friends.
London is very different from where I live, it's a big city and I live in a small town.
I know that London is a beautiful city with a lot of places to visit.

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beasam0109 16 April, 2020 - 07:54

Yes, I have. I was in London 2 years ago with my parents and brother. we went to London for his birthday. I love everything related to this city, the food, the houses, the streets. but the thing I liked most are the people. they are always happy and welcoming

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giorgia_marchetti 6 May, 2020 - 09:52

Yes,I have in London 2 years ago Whit my Classroom, I enjoy London and i loved the Madame Tussaud museum. I don’t mind english food but i prefere Italian cusine

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JasmineD03 15 April, 2020 - 22:07

No, I never went to London. I would like one day to go there with my bf and my parents. The first thing I would go to visit is definitely the London Eye, then I would like to see Big Ben, the tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Also I would try all their typical dishes and go to visit the Hyde Park that many people have told me very well.

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BttChiara 15 April, 2020 - 18:18

Unfortunately, I've never been in London but I would like to come here, maybe with some friends. In my opinion I will enjoy the trip and I will have fun with my friends, but at the same time i will improve my English ( that is a really important thing). I will visit the most important monument and I will take some photos of them, too.

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Desy 15 April, 2020 - 12:57

I've never been to London, but I'd like to visit it, because it's a city with a lot of culture and art.

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MatildePace 15 April, 2020 - 12:11

Yes, I've already been to London. I enjoyed visiting London with my family two summers ago. My favorite part of London is the London Eye because when you are at the top of the wheel you can look at a beautiful landscape. I also enjoyed visiting the Natural Science Museum. One day I hope to go back and have a good time.

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FedericoB8 15 April, 2020 - 11:13

No, I've never been to London.
I think that London is a beautiful city and in fact I hope to go there soon.

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gattifederica 14 April, 2020 - 14:25

Yes, I have. I went to London last summer but I was only there one day. I did the boat tour on the river Thames and I saw the Tower Bridge and the London Eye. Then I went shopping and finally I visited the British Museum. I think that London is a very big and beautiful city, it’s very crowded and there are a lot of famous monuments and places. I’d like to visit the Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the guard. I’d also like to go to the London Eye to see the whole city.

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Ely 13 April, 2020 - 16:10

i've never been to London,but I think it's very beatiful city
if one day I will go there,I would like to see Tower Bridge

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wolfsrcool 10 April, 2020 - 10:17

I've never been to London. However, I would like to visit it once, because there are many famous and interesting places, such as Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge. In general, London is a very interesting and modern city, I would also like to see the River Thames and maybe even take a boat ride on it.

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Giordyyy 25 April, 2019 - 22:44

I have never been to London , but i think is a very modern city and with some very beautifull architectonics constructions and art works.
I like to visit every place in the world i have not visit yet , so i like to visit London too.

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ErikaAVCU 28 March, 2018 - 01:03

I think it is a beautifull place and I would go to London because I would see the Big Ben and London eye .I hope that I can go to London and visit the Big Ben ,London eye and the tower of London . In London the people are very nice and it is bigger than the place that I lived in Germany.

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denyneira12 20 September, 2017 - 17:53

I have never visited London but I would like to go someday as it seems to me a city that is very safe, attend well to its visitors and has many tourist spaces which I would like to know. One of them is the River Thames, which as seen in the video is a fairly large river.
I would also like to enter a house because a completely new experience for me. Also tour the city and know this new culture. To know what the dock was and to see all the old artitecture that is in that zone.
Nicolas

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felipeas123 20 September, 2017 - 17:53

No, I've never been to London, but I'd like to go because it's one of the most beautiful citiesin the world. One of the main reasons why i want to travel to London is to visit all the architectural structures and the others sites that make london one of the most interesting places in the world. When i travel to london i would like visit the london eye, the Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben, the Canterbury Palace, The Wembley Stadium and other cool places that London have.

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sofiasuarez09 20 September, 2017 - 17:52

I have never gone to London, but I would like to go. Because I consider that is a interesting city. Also have a lot of history, amazing places, for example: Big Ben, museums, Hyde Park and the one that catch my attention is London Eye.
Other aspect is because I love travel, and meet new cultures and people. On another hand, I like eat food of others countries. One thing that I don´t like about this, is that London is a city very expensive, so is difficult take a taxi, or stay in a good hotel. Finally, I want go to London to study English, because is other accent and I would learn more.

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sergiofonseca7 20 September, 2017 - 17:48

No, I haven't had the opportunity to visit London.But I would like much because besides being a city with enough history has various attractions which I can enjoy, like the London eye and Big Ben. I would also like to visit warner studios because I really like Harry Potter movies. I would also like to visit Wembley Stadium and the Stamford Bridge as well as other London stadiums. For me te city is attractive for its classic architecture like the one that manages the tower of London and the palace of Buckingham. In the future I would like to study English in London, at least six months and that way I will know all its attractions that attract me so much.

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alexamejia0419 20 September, 2017 - 17:48

I have never been in London, but I would like to go there, I would like visit all the important places in this city like the museums, monuments, etc. Some of the places that I would like to visit are: The Big Ben, The London Eye, The palace of Buckingham, The Bridge of the tower and the British museum. The place I´m most interested in is the palace of Buckingham because, it is the residence of the queen England and has much to visit.

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Sofia18 20 September, 2017 - 17:46

I haven't visited to London before, but I would like to visit it in a near future. I think (for I had listen from my father) that It's a great city, with a lot of things to know, from the Big Bang, or the London Eye (London eifel tower), to the incredible science fiction stories, like Sherlock Holmes; it also have an excelent culture, with polite people and interesting customs, and also a fantastic history, that they had made arround the years, like they participation in the first and second world war. The only that I can say it´s that London looks amaizing! I hope, I can visit it soon.

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Carlos2312 20 September, 2017 - 17:46

I have never been in London. If i could have the opportunity to travel and meet London, I would take it. One of the reasons why i would go is to know a different culture but the main one is to meet differents soccer tems in the city an their stadiums. To be able to see a classic match like Arsenal vs. Chelsea or Arsenal vs. Tottenham or another match, that i can feel the emotion of a england match. I want to go to the Wembley Stadium to see a match of the national team of England. Those are my main reasons to visit London.

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angemp1204 20 September, 2017 - 17:36

I have never been in London, but I would like. In my opinion, London is a beautiful city that has a lot of places to visit and know like museums, the Big Ben, the London eye and some streets, maybe a concert in London will be very fun, meet new people, cultures and types of food will be a good adventure. Also London looks like an interesting city, it has a lot of things! In my point of view if anyone wants to go, they should go for at least a month because it is bigger too. I think that when I finish the school, I'll go, but I'm not sure, because there are a lot of options.

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BroustounJr 20 September, 2017 - 17:31

My principal goal, dream is to travel many countries, one of them is England, especially visiting London, I have never been to London, but I have been told that it is a very nice city, where people are very friendly and reliable. If I went to london, I would like to ride the subway, visit the london eye and I would like to be in the bonfire night. I wish I could get this aim.

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Jonathan - Coor... 21 September, 2017 - 13:01

Hi BroustonJr. Hopefully you'll have a chance to visit London one day! The subway in London is usually called the Underground (or sometimes 'the tube') by Londoners, so listen out for it if you're ever in London :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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