» Great Britain, London – Piccadilly, Green Park and Haymarket
Great Britain, London – Piccadilly, Green Park and Haymarket
After the visit at beautiful Trafalgar Square we continue to see another sights in London.
Londoners know Piccadilly primarily as a transit subway station. Some day there fighting your battles in crowded and experiencing the winning end, when you finally get off the subway.
But on the surface of the Piccadilly Street, which is about a mile and a half long. In the west, the street begins at Hyde Park Corner. The street that once worked very airy and open, during the 18th century entered into more homes, parks that disappeared. In the 19th century business appeared in the street.
Piccadilly Circus is known not only as a transfer station but also as a major road junction and a small square. This area was established at the beginning of the 19th century, although the name was known in the 17th century. The name gained by famous great white wheelers, which were fashionable during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The metro station was built here in 1906. Traffic here quickly grew and in 1928 it was necessary to rebuild the station to meet increasing crowds of people. In the 60 years of the 20th century was rebuilt and very square. Today you will shine on the square huge advertising space, but has to square inherently. Some of the companies here have their advertising for decades. For example, Coca-Cola since 1954. Or the TDK has had its sign here since 1990.
When you walk down Piccadilly from the east, on the right and left side of the building will have a classic turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. After a time, walk up to the famous Ritz Hotel. The hotel was opened in 1906. This neoclassical building blocks looks like residential buildings in Paris. In its early days when it was managed Swiss hotelier César Ritz, who founded it, brought to London something was accustomed that the Victorian high society was not accustomed to. The luxury there was truly world class and it set a new benchmark for the entire hotel industry.
So when you enjoyed the view of this opulent hotel, continue straight on to west. Next to the hotel marks the beginning of one of London's most beautiful green spaces, Green Park. The triangular shape of the park is bounded by the streets of Piccadilly, The Mall and Constitution Hill. By the way, on the other side of the street there are the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Second-known London streets that today we will discuss the Haymarket, which runs from Piccadilly Circus to the south. As the name suggests, has held several markets initially. And from the beginning, that in the reign of Elizabeth I, was also known as the Haymarket street, which focused on prostitution.
Text: Maxim Kucer
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