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.

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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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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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Lauraflorian3 20 September, 2017 - 17:31

If, to visit londres would be something good and its one of my dreams, also it has many touristics interesting places

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denyneira12 20 September, 2017 - 17:30

I don´t never have the opportunity for visit a excellent city as London is. I would like visit all England, in especific London given that it is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. I have listened a very good comments for this place; for example the organization of the people in the streets, how clean it is, the education of the habitants, the beautiful places that you have visit (The London Eye, Big Ben, The Buckingham Palace, The London Zoo). To know London it would be unforgettable for me and for my family; because for me, travel is one of the best ways for learning and is the best experience we can have in the life.

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LuisaCiro 20 September, 2017 - 17:28

I have never been to London, I would like to visit London someday because I meet some person who told me that London is a very beautiful place, that the persons who leaves there are so polite and kind. Also the people told me that there are very interesting places to visit like the Big Ben that is a British cultural icon, is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom. I find information of the London eye, I think that is a very interesting place because it is a very nice viewpoint. There are many more places to visit in London but basically those are the ones that interest me the most. I am sure that one day I will visit London with my friends and family. And lastly I would like to study English in London because I think that is a quiet place.

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esteban0921 20 September, 2017 - 17:25

I've never been in London, but in the future I hope not far I am going to visit this beatiful country, I like to see and learn from new cultures like this.
I would like to go when they are in summer because I don't like the extreme cold, because in the cold you do not feel the same happiness as in the heat.

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NAREN2002 20 September, 2017 - 17:24

I´ve never been in London, but I really like to visit the city one day, I think that it´s a beautiful place, with a lot of interesting things and story that I want to know.
It´s a city very elegant and the british people have a cultural sense for thir cities, as London.
Too because the Thames river it´s one of the biggest tourist atraction around England and know it have to be wonderful.
In London the story is everywhere, to the people who loves the story this is an amazing city.
It´s a very safe city as all the country and also for that I want to go there.

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sebastian123 20 September, 2017 - 17:22

i dont ever visit london, i will like visit london because i think that is very different that colombia I saw on the internet that in London there are many luxury cars and I would also like to go for that and now I would like more for what I saw in the video and look if it is comfortable a houseboat.

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luismiguel3 20 September, 2017 - 17:21

I think that london looks gorgeous, I've never been there so I hope that one day I can go there, and visit all of that beautiful places that appear in the video, i think that the activity was a lil boring but everything was ok, it was really interesting knowing all of that lil deatails that i didnt heard before.

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Chuquen1 20 September, 2017 - 17:20

I found it a good video, I would love to go to London, I have never visited it but if seen I would like to go there, see its monuments know the big ben, london eye, london tower, bukinham palace, etc ... the city is a beautiful European jewel due to its great diversity of monuments, tourist sites, nice and neat people, its river, its history, its climate, its beaches. I would like to travel to london and know the aforementioned, although I love bogota and colombia know another country other culture other people other panorama, it would be fun to meet people totally different from those of my beautiful land coffee maker jewel of South America.

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Marizaam 20 September, 2017 - 17:19

I have never gone to England, I would like to go because it is a very touristy city, many of my family have gone to England and say that it is the best city in the world, because everything is very nice and tidy, although it is a little expensive, but i think that its worth going, my dream is go to england and meet a lot of cities.

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Anonimo0817 20 September, 2017 - 17:19

Well, I never have been in London, but I think that is a really beautiful city, because the landscapes are really nice (well, according to the photographs and videos that i have seen). Also, I want visit the London City because have good Universities, a lot of oportunities and I want see snow and look the rivers frozen.

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Yoon 20 September, 2017 - 17:19

Unfortunately :( I've never been in London, but I really want to go on a trip in there, to me, London is a very classical but also modern city. The touristic places to visit like the london eye, the big ben, the harrods store (even though is really expensive i'd like to see what kind of things are in there and maybe buy comething cheap).
since I was little i've been dreming about traveling or even living in London, the british culture is so interesting for me, and the city in general is beautiful por me.

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Stefanny2612 20 September, 2017 - 17:17

I have not visited London. The references I have from London are very pleasing to me, so I would like to travel to this place, I would like to know a little more about their culture, besides the places they show in the video seem to be very interesting. Meet people from this country and learn about their customs.

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JScaballero 20 September, 2017 - 17:16

I've never been in London, but I think that live in this beautiful and interesting place could be a great experience, live on a boathouse is a very good idea, specially for the "little bit of money" you might spend. If someone ask me to live there, probably I inmediatelly say "Yes, I wish it all my life!".

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zxcv 20 September, 2017 - 17:13

i havent been in london,i would like to visit it, there are many interesting places to visit,maybe one day i'll go

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Santiagocorchuelo 20 September, 2017 - 17:13

I never have visited to London. In the video i could watch another type of houses that i only believe that there are in tropical cities, i´m talking about the boathouses, this houses have this name, because these are floating on the river, i think that there are for only one person, because the space indoor is very reduced. I would like to visit London in winter to see the frozen river and to know more about this emblematic city.

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Jonathan - Coor... 21 September, 2017 - 03:53

Hi Santiagocorchuelo. The houseboats are nice, aren't they? Actually, the picture of the frozen river was not a real one. It doesn't get cold enough in winter. The picture was made to warn people about the effects of climate change. :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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solex17 20 September, 2017 - 17:12

Yes i would like to visit London and to enjoy it interesting places specially to know aabout the culture, art, monuments, museums and everything that is around the city. I think and believe that would be a great experience to visit the Big Ben, the Ntural History museum, sciene museum and finally the London Eye.

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Nicolas1682 20 September, 2017 - 17:09

Not unfortunatly I have never been to London to be honest I would love to visit London and see places like Big Ben or Buckingham Palace

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Dalejopuentes 20 September, 2017 - 17:07

I have never visited London, but i think that is a beatiful city and i can do so many activities that can like me, and i would like to visit this town a soon with my friends or family.

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Lummi 20 September, 2017 - 17:07

No :( I have never been to London, but I think that yes, I would like to visit there, if I travel to London, I could know many places, like the Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace, and also the places that are mentioned on the video, I know that there, in London you can find a lot of museums and I always like to know more about different countries, I think that know about the culture, the traditions, the places and those things of a country is something so good and enriching for me.
So...I really would like to go to London

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