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LONDON by Mind Map: LONDON
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LONDON

British Museum

museum of human history and culture

its collections number more than seven million objects

established in 1753

Buckingham Palace

the official London residence of the British monarch

a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality

built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by George III in 1761

Camden Market

Camden Town

near the Hampstead Road Lock of the Regent's Canal (which is usually called Camden Lock)

6 sections

Camden Lock Market

Stables Market

Camden Lock Village

Buck Street Market, Electric Ballroom, 1950s

Inverness Street Market

Caught fire in 2008

1974

Globe Theatre

associated with William Shakespeare

built in 1599

destroyed by fire on 29 June

a modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe"

Houses of Parliament

contains around 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases and 3 miles (5 km) of corridors

After a fire in 1834, the present Houses of Parliament were built over the next 30 years. They were the work of the architect Sir Charles Barry and his assistant Augustus Welby Pugin.

London Aquarium

first opened in 1997

claims that a million visitors a year view its displays

includes three floors and 14 different zones

officially became a Sea Life Centre in April 2009

London Eye

the Millennium Wheel

135 metres (443 ft)

the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe

was formally opened by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on 31 December 1999

Madame Tussaud's

was set up by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud

Portobello Market

one of London's notable street markets, known for its second-hand clothes and antiques

Every August since 1996 the Portobello Film Festival has been held in locations around Portobello Road

St Paul's Cathedral

the present building dates from the 17th century

generally reckoned to be London's fifth St Paul's Cathedral

Sir Christopher Wren

over 200 memorials

Tate Modern

Britain's national museum of international modern art

the galleries are housed in the former Bankside Power Station

Tower of London

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress

located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

the oldest building used by the English government

was a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison

Westminster Abbey

The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster

It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms.