ЧАСТЬ V. УЧЕБНЫЕ МАТЕРИАЛЫ ДЛЯ ЧТЕНИЯ И ПЕРЕВОДА Text 10
London is the capital of Great Britain. It is situated on the river Thames. It is one of the largest cities of the world. Its population is about 9 million people.
In the West End there are many famous museums, theatres, palaces and parks. The British Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world. It contains the most important collection of things from Greece and Egypt, including the famous Egyptian mummies. The West End includes Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and the main shopping areas of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.
The Houses of Parliament built in the 19th century, are the place where the English Government sits. Big Ben is the name given to the clock and the bell of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. The great bell weighs thirteen and a half tons. Buckingham Palace is the home of Britain’s Kings and Queens. Every day a lot of tourists came to see the ceremony of Changing the Guard in front of Buckingham Palace.
The East End grew with the spread of industries to the east of the City, and the growth of the port of London. It is one those areas of London where people from abroad have come to find work. The East End is especially famous as the centre of the clothing industry in London.