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London

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It has more than 7 million inhabitants and covers an area of around 1.500 square kilometres.

Houses of Parliament

It attracts millions of visitors each year, as it abounds in numerous interesting places to see: historical monuments, royal palaces, art galleries, and museums. London’s West End, the city’s culture and entertainment centre, is many tourists’ favourite district. If you want to see a movie, a theatrical play, or a musical, this is the place to be.

The metropolis consists of 32 boroughs plus the City of London: the oldest part of the city and its main financial district. It is governed by the Mayor, chosen by the Londoners in local election held every 4 years. Currently, the post is occupied by Boris Johnson from the Conservative Party. London is also the centre of British politics. It hosts the British Parliament, located at the Palace of Westminster.

London is a truly multicultural city. For many years, it has been a destination point for thousands of immigrants. You can meet people of all races and religions there. Around 40% of the inhabitants belong to an ethnic minority group, the most prominent being South Asian and Black African. The part of London especially famous for its cultural diversity is East End.

The city is a place that you can’t resist. Hollywood filmmakers know this really well and often choose London as a filming location. It is featured in many well known films, such as Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, My Fair Lady, Match Point, and 101 Dalmatians. What is more, it is the location of Britain’s favourite soap opera: EastEnders.

 

VOCABULARY:

capital – stolica

inhabitants – mieszkańcy

visitors – turyści, goście

metropolis – metropolia

boroughs – dzielnice

mayor – burmistrz

multicultural – wielokulturowe

ethnic minority – mniejszość etniczna / narodowa

diversity - różnorodność

sobota, 01 maja 2010, pitupitu10
Tagi: places UK

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