The City of London

The City of London

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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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Toma English's picture
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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?
Unfortunately ,I have never been to London before. I wouldn't like to visit London , I'd like to Live There!!! :D
Pray for me to be able to live there one day :)

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I've spend a year in London and it was a terrific experience, I was in a boarding school, on an exchange program, and I have the best impressions. People were very kind, hospitable and good to talk to. Some people say that Londoners aren't very hospitable, but I'm sure it's false.
It almost was the time of my life. First time I came there, I was surprised with the number of habitants. The crowd was anywhere, but I like big cities and it wasn't a problem for me. I didn't know what to look at first, I was enchanted with everything, starting from Big Ben, than Thames, Tower Bridge, Buckingham palace etc. We had some excursions at school at weekends, so we visited the majority of museums, monuments, famous buildings, and the less famous ones. I don't like English food very much, but I liked to eat in Harrods. The store is huge and visiting every department takes a long time. My favourite was the famous Food hall.
Hyde Park is always a pleasure. I used to visit it often with my room mate. It took me a lot to find the all interesting places, because there are so many things to see and visit. If you are in London, you really should explore everything, because every corner there has a little story for itself and its' own beauty.
If you still haven't visited this amazing city, I strongly recommend you to do it as soon as possible. You won't regret at all;).

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I'm going to London this spring and I`m looking for some interesting places that I want to visit. I`d like to go to The museum of tea and coffee, The Serlock Holmes Museum, The Kew Gardens, The Museum of Albert and Victory and Greenwich observatory. Also it would be nice to see the oldest scientific zoo in the world - London zoo, that is situated in the Regent`s park.

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Hi Lemon,
Have a great trip to London. Let us know what you visit and what you like best.
Best wishes and safe travels! Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Simon's picture
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Hi Marbella, The video is working for me. Try watching it on a different computer or try another web browser (Chrome, IE, Mozilla). Do the other videos in this section work for you? Let us know more and we will try to fix this problem for you.

Simon (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Hanna's picture
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I want to go to London. I want to visit all popular places. For example the Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, Royal Opera and Hyde Park. I think It wiil be very interesting.

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Demy's picture
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Very nice!!
i LOVE London and even more so England all around!I know that London is very beautiful city and very big. I like the food, the transport, and the people.London is Very wonderful!!
My cherished dream it is to visit this lovely city!!!

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ellen's picture
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I haven't been in London . If I am and I would want to see tower bridge, The London Eye, Buckingham palace the first at first. And................................................................ been to Baku? Write answer...... I wait

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Edona49's picture
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I have never been to London,but I would love to visit it! One of the main reason that I would like to visit London,is their british accent! I absolutely love itttttt :)))

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Simon's picture
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Hi Figaro, 4 times! What did you do in London when you went there?  What's your favourite thing about visiting London?

Simon (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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