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    The first tour of the tower of London was during the 1660’s to see the crowns. Colonel Thomas Blood and his army tried to steal the crowns in 1671 located in the Martin tower. If you want to see theses crowns, you have to go to the Waterloo Barracks. The jewels have been located there since the 1950’s and the jewel house was made in 1994 and opened by Queen Elizabeth I.
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    Windsor Castle is an official residence of the queen. It is the largest occupied castle in the world. For over 900 hundred years, it has been a royal home and fortress, covering thirteen acres. It has a dual purpose in that it both provides a home for the queen on the weekend, and also, a Royal residence for formal duties. In the castle they have St George's Chapel, Queen Mary's dolls house, drawing gallery, and state apartments. There are certain guidelines and expectations to follow since it is a royal residence.
    The queen takes official residency of the castle in the months of March and April. It is known as the Easter Court when she lives in the castle. She often hosts visits from different political figures such as presidents or monarchs. The queen uses the castle most when over sea leaders come over for state visits.
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    In Yeoman Wanders, the guards have a dual responsibility of protecting the tower and also of giving guided tours. It is easy to find a guard because they are dressed in historical clothing. Overall, there are approximately forty guards working at a time with one "head" guard acting in the most important position: the Ravenmaster. Ravens have been living in the Yeoman Wanders area for centuries and the Ravenmaster is in charge of keeping the ravens in the tower. King Charles II placed ravens under royal protection. Legend has it that if all of the ravens leave, the kingdom will crumble. In order to ensure the ravens cannot fly away, the Ravenmaster clips the ravens' wings. This inhibits their ability to fly in a straight line for a notable distance.
    White Tower is the oldest part of the fortress. It is the most important part of the tower because it is the strongest and most secure part of the castle. It served as a political prison, although this was not its main purpose; however, many people that went there for prison were eventually executed. White Tower was a heavy military site, serving the function of protecting the king from the Londoners. The white tower stands 90 feet tall and has four towers on each corner. Three of the towers are square in shape and the other is circular. These shapes are based on how the stairs were built: the three square towers have a square staircase and the circular tower has a spiral staircase. The circular shaped tower also leads up to an observatory.
    The tower also provides housing for many different Crown Jewels, denoting this to be the most famous tourist attraction at the towers. Two of the most famous diamonds in the world are held in this tower.Cullinan diamond, also referred to as the great star of Africa, weighs close to seventeen ounces, thus making it was the heaviest diamond ever found. Kohinoor diamond is the second biggest diamond and in 1937, Queen Elizabeth made a crown out of this diamond. They have been on display since the 17th century duringthe time Charles II was in power. The king’s crown has 2812 diamonds, 297 pearls, and many other jewels which make it weigh over thirty-nine ounces. Many of the jewels date back to the restoration time when many of the crowns were destroyed because of Oliver Cromwell. During the war, soldiers would receive crowns or other jewels so they could pawn them for money. Once people heard about this, they moved the jewels to an underground area so they could be protected. It took many years to replace the jewel that were lost and it cost them close to 2,1176.035 U.S. dollars.
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    The first tour of the tower of London was during the 1660’s to see the crowns. Colonel Thomas Blood and his army tried to steal the crowns in 1671 located in the Martin tower. If you want to see theses crowns, you have to go to the Waterloo Barracks. The jewels have been located there since the 1950’s and the jewel house was made in 1994 and opened by Queen Elizabeth I.
    Windsor Castle {Windsor_Castle_at_Sunset_-_Nov_2006.jpeg}
    Windsor Castle is an official residence of the queen. It is the largest occupied castle in the world. For over 900 hundred years, it has been a royal home and fortress, covering thirteen acres. It has a dual purpose in that it both provides a home for the queen on the weekend, and also, a Royal residence for formal duties. In the castle they have St George's Chapel, Queen Mary's dolls house, drawing gallery, and state apartments. There are certain guidelines and expectations to follow since it is a royal residence.
    The queen takes official residency of the castle in the months of March and April. It is known as the Easter Court when she lives in the castle. She often hosts visits from different political figures such as presidents or monarchs. The queen uses the castle most when over sea leaders come over for state visits.
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Tuesday, May 1

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  4. page London - the City and its environs edited ... London is not only about museums; there are also cultural and historical attractions like the …
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    London is not only about museums; there are also cultural and historical attractions like the Buckingham Palace. Tourists can take tours through the Palace where London’s royalty has lived and still currently resides. When the Queen is in residence, there are four Foot Guards at the building entrance. While she is away from the Palace, there are only two. An interesting fact about these guards is that they are not able to laugh or smile.
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    large audience.
    Overall, London is a very busy city with a lot of things to see and do and there is rarely a dull moment. The people in London are really friendly and outgoing. If you ever have the chance to visit London, chances are that you will meet people that speak different languages as well as people that have different backgrounds and culture.

    In addition, there are many interesting cities that surround London. Cambridge is a college town that is only 50 miles north of London, and is home to one of the top ranked universities, University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. In 1848, the University of Cambridge came up with the first set of rules for soccer. The football club with the largest following in Cambridge is Cambridge United F.C and they play in Abbey Stadium.
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    Overall, London is a busy city with a variety of things to see and do such as visit museums, festivals, historical attractions, and shopping attractions among other things. The people in London are very friendly and outgoing. If you ever have the chance to visit London, chances are that you will meet people that speak different languages as well as people that have different backgrounds and culture.

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    London is also known for their nightlife. There are a number of bars, pubs, and clubs as well as places to go to see comedy and performing arts shows. Within all the museums and Palaces, London has an amazing culture. Being considered the culture capital of the world, London is largely known for its museums, music, festivals, and arts among other things. It is estimated that over 200 festivals happen within one year. The city is over 800 years old and has miles of rich historical legacy. There are countless historic buildings to see, perhaps over 40,000. London is also known for its libraries which hold over 17 million books. Not to mention that London is home to 85% of the UK fashion designers. Partially attributed to the large fashion emphasis in London, the streets seem to be filled with a variety of shops that appeal to a large audience.
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    In addition, there are many interesting cities that surround London. Cambridge is a college town that is only 50 miles north of London, and is home to one of the top ranked universities, University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. In 1848, the University of Cambridge came up with the first set of rules for soccer. The football club with the largest following in Cambridge is Cambridge United F.C and they play in Abbey Stadium.
    Another city that is only 49 miles away from London is, Milton Keynes. In Milton there is a path called Redway System which is 125 miles of a network of paths that are for people to walk or ride their bike on. The culture in Milton deals a lot with theaters. There is one Theatre that hold 65 thousand people and then there are at least 4 other theatres for smaller events. Milton also has a soccer team, Milton Keynes Dons F.C

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    Charles Darwin is another important London personality, formulating the theory of evolution. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. William Shakespeare wrote dozens of plays and great literary works that help look into London’s past. Blackfriars Theater and the Globe Theater are where many of his plays were performed. Charles Dickens is another very influential author from London. His novels continue to be popular amongst London residents today, with stories like A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities airing on the radio and television regularly every year (and in many other parts of the world). Dickens was also a great philanthropist; among other things, he set up and managed a sort of women’s shelter for 10 years. He spent his later years in Tavistock Square, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Some places to visit that are associated with Charles Dickens and his writing are the Marshalsea prison, where his father was incarcerated (the last remaining wall of it stands across from the Borough Tube Station), The George Pub (featured in Dickens’ writings), and the Southwark Cathedral.
    Sir Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkein, Princess Diana, David Beckham, David Bowie, Guy Fawkes, and John Lennon are just a few other notable people who are associated with London.
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