Videogallery: Great Britain, London – Center of the World on the Thames
Great Britain, London – Center of the World on the Thames
heading (paragraph): Towns
Anyone who has visited London knows the sights like Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge or the famous double decker. The video today shows quite different places. We visit market and enjoy a walk in the city. Streets are often sort of open air galleries and there are many street artists to. London simply doesn't get old.
After a short break we return to England, more precisely to the county of Oxfordshire, where we visit one of the most famous university cities in the world - Oxford. This 160,000 center of education offers almost forty dormitories, amazing history, monuments, personalities and, last but not least, its noble atmosphere.
Today we look to Brighton, more precisely to the local town hall, located on Bartolomějské Square near the coast. The neoclassical building from the 1930s serves not only as a municipal office, but also holds weddings and you can visit one unusual museum.
After visiting the 360-degree lookout tower, we will stroll down the Brighton Coast today, decorated with architecturally impressive buildings. If we headed toward King's Road, we could get to the renovated 1884 Victorian gazebo.
Today we take you to the seaside town of Brighton and Hove. As the name suggests, it is a combination of two independent cities offering up to 1997 (status of Queen Elizabeth II in 2001), which offer a rich history, beautiful monuments, quirky culture and sports.
If you use low-cost airlines, sooner or later you will certainly be taken to Stansted Airport near London. It is here that most of the flights are very cheap. As a result, the airport has become a popular hub for other European destinations. Don't stay in the airport hall, Stansted's neighborhood is beautiful and it would be a shame to spend your free time.
On this day we visit a quiant town 2 hours from London. Its inhbitants are proud of their native – the playwright William Shakespeare. Even though he passed away a long time ago you may feel his spirit all around.
You must have seen at least one movie about Robin Hood. And if not you surely have heard about him. The legend of this archer is still strong and popular culture keeps it alive. After all, a man who takes from the rich and gives to the poor is certainly not going away any time soon. Robin Hood's nemesis - the sheriff of Nottingham is not least known figure as well. And the city of Nottingham will be our stop today.
Lincolnshire is the destination for today. It is located in east England. The main city is Lincoln which along with Windsor, Warwick, Canterbury, London and York belongs to the most important historic cities of England. The city is home to 130 thousand people. It lays on the River Witham with amazing cathedral rising above buildings around. The center of the city features historic houses, fortification built by the Normans, and you may even see remains of ancient Roman architecture.
The last time when we visited Windsor together we noted that it is one of the most beautiful castles ever. However, once you lay your eyes on Warwick, you realize that it constitutes significant competition to Windsor. Warwick is a massive medieval castle situated by the River Avona. It's history dates back to early Middle-Ages. In the year 915, it was built by the daughter of Alfred the Great, the King of Wessex. This castle soon became an important seat of power. Its lords were even called "kingmakers"
Once, London was the largest city in the world. They ruled the entire British empire from here. Precious goods was imported from all around the world and ships departed for adventure and came back later. Today, people from all around the world come here – either to trade, work, admire amazing sights, enjoy local atmosphere or get a taste of world's cuisine.
Birmingham is known mostly to the fans of sports for it was here where the European league was born as well as the sport of tennis (in the end of 1850s). The city was founded in the times of Anglo-Saxon immigraiton. However, it became the center of trade only in the mid 12th century.