London top 10 sites – part 2.
6. St Paul’s Cathedral
This is one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The original cathedral was burned down during the Great Fire of London in 1666. The present cathedral was completed in 1677. It has been used for some of the most important funerals and weddings in the history of England. Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married here in 1981.
Recently it was famous for the anti-globalisation protests, which took place outside of the church. There is a £14.50 charge for admission to sightseers (£12.50 when purchased online). The nearest tube station is St Paul’s.
7. The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852, and has since grown to cover 51,000 square metres and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. Entry is free except when there are special events. The closest tube station is South Kensington.
8. Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London. It is famous for its Speakers’ Corner where members of the public can speak on any topic they desire. The park is divided in two by the Serpentine River, which is actually a lake. The park is close to Kensington Gardens. Hyde Park covers 142 hectares, so it is a great place to relax and unwind in the centre of the city. The closest tube station is Hyde Park corner.
9. Houses of Parliament
The Palace of Westminster is the seat of government for the United Kingdom. The parliament is divided into the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of London, close to the historic Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. The nearest tube station is Westminster.
10. London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is a popular London tourist attraction which recreates various bloody and strange historical events in a funny style, attempting to make them appealing to a younger audience. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides. It opened in 1974 and is now one of the most popular attractions in the city. The dungeon has many different areas dealing with different historical events in the history of the city, including the Great fire of London, the plague and Jack the Ripper. Prices for the 90-minute tour are £24.00, but you can get special deals by booking online. The closest tube station is London Bridge.
to be burned down[tə bi bɜːnd daʊn] – leég
funeral [ˈfjuːnərəl] – temetés
anti-globalisation protest [ˈænti prəˈtest] – globalizáció ellenes tüntetés
charge [tʃɑːdʒ] – díj
admission[ədˈmɪʃən] – belépés, beengedés
sightseer [ˈsaɪtsiːə] – városnéző
housing [ˈhaʊzɪŋ] – befogadva, elhelyezve
permanent [ˈpɜːmənənt] – állandó
object [əbˈdʒekt] – tárgy, kiállítási tárgy
to be founded [tə bi ˈfaʊndɪd] – alapítva lenni
to grow to [tə ɡrəʊ tuː] – valamivé nő
square metre [skweə ˈmiːtə] – négyzetméter
gallery [ˈɡæləri] – műcsarnok
member [ˈmembə] – tag(ja valaminek)
topic [ˈtɒpɪk] – tárgy, téma
desire [dɪˈzaɪə] – vágy
to unwind [tu ˌʌnˈwaɪnd] – kikapcsolódik
government [ˈɡʌvənmənt] – kormány (országé)
bank [bæŋk] – part (folyó)
to recreate [tə ˌriːkriːˈeɪt] – újjáalkot, újjáéleszt
bloody [ˈblʌdi] – véres
historical event [hɪˈstɒrɪkəl ɪˈvent] – történelmi esemény
to attempt to [tu əˈtempt tuː] – megkísérel valamit csinálni
to appeal to [tu əˈpiːl tuː] – elnyeri valaki tetszését
audience [ˈɔːdiəns] – nézőközönség
ride [raɪd] – vidámparki látványosság
to deal with [tə diːl wɪð] – foglalkozik valamivel
plague [pleɪɡ] – pestis
Jack the Ripper [dʒæk ðə ˈrɪpə] – Hasfelmetsző Jack