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Landmarks

If you go on a trip to London, there are maybe some interesting landmarks you should visit. Here is a small collection:

Named after the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, this square is the social centre of London and besides that famous for its mass of flying rats (pigeons) and of course Nelsons Colum, on which top, you can see a statue of Admiral Nelson, who led Britain to victory but got deadly wounded. His funeral was at Saint Paul’s Cathedral and as a tribute to him, the government has made John Nash design this square with its tall Colum, which is exactly as high as Nelsons flagship was. And if you like the work of John Nash you may have also a look at Buckingham Palace, resident of its royalty Queen Elizabeth II. The Buckingham Palace mostly used for formal events, to which most people were not invited to. The only way to get inside is, to visit the west wing. Otherwise you can enjoy the view of the front of this unique building and the changing of the guard, what is what most tourists connect to the palace. And if you are one of those, who do not want to check only tourist traps, you can have a short break at Highgate Cemetery. It is a graveyard in the way of walk of fame, but in fact, that if you walk over a name you actually really walk over the person, because Highgate is some kind of graveyard for prominent, like Douglas Adams, the author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide”, or Karl-Marx, on which huge gravestone is written “workers of all land unite!”.

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