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Presentation London Eye

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Maryvienne Flanders

on 26 June 2014

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Trip to London
According to the medieval mythology of Geoffrey van Monmouth was London founded by Brutus van Troje and was known as Troia Nova and later on it was called Trinovantum. London has not always been the capital of England, during the middle ages it was Winchester. There was a lot of agriculture and the inhabitants lived spread over London. The city became Londinium in the year 43 by the Roman emperor Claudia's. It was the capital of the Roman province Britannia, it became the largest city of Britannia.

Trip to London
London has many famous buildings, like the house of the British Priminister,10 Downing Street. The parliament is in the Palace of Westminster, that is were the Big Ben is settled. A historical place is the Tower of London, despite its name it is not a tower. It is a big fortress, the oldest parts of the building are descend from the 11Th century. It was used as a Palace, but also as a prison, now it is a museum where you can have a look at the crone jewels. The ferries wheel The London Eye and the Millennium Dome are the latest attractions of the city. One of the most famous palace is Buckingham Palace.
London Eye
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye.
The entire structure is 135 meters (443 ft.) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters (394 ft.). It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually, and it has made many appearances in popular culture.

When erected in 1999 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel, until surpassed first by the 160 m (520 ft.) Star of Nanchang in 2006 followed by the 165 m (541 ft.) Singapore Flyer in 2008 and lastly the 167.6 m (550 ft.) High Roller in 2014. Supported by a frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel". It offered the highest public viewing point in the city until it was superseded by the 245-meter (804 ft.) observation deck on the 72ND floor of The Shard, which opened to the public on 1 February 2013.

London is the largest urban area and capital city of the United Kingdom. Greater London covered an area of 1,579 square kilometers, an area which had a population of 7,172,036 in 2001 and a population density of 4,542 people per square kilometer.

A larger area, referred to as the London Metropolitan Region or the London Metropolitan Agglomeration covered an area of 8,382 square kilometers had a population of 12,653,500 and a population density of 1,510 people per square kilometer.
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