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Thepolitical centre of London is Westminster. It is the part of London where thereare a lot of offices. If you go down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square on theright you will see a small street where the British Prime Minister lives. Helives at number 10 Downing Street. Whitehall is a wide street leading toParliament Square. This square is very large. On the left you can see a longgrey building with towers which are the Houses of Parliament.
   The largeclock in one of the towers is Big Ben. Big Ben is the name of the clock and thebell of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. You can hear the sound ofBig Ben every hour in London. The clock and the bell got their names after SirBenjamin Hall. He was a tall man, whose nickname was Big Ben. So people knowthe clock as Big Ben. The Thames is behind the Houses of Parliament and thebridge across it is a Westminster Bridge.
   On the otherside of Parliament Square is Westminster Abbey. It is one the most famous andbeabtiful churches in London. It is very old too. It is more than nine hundredyears old. There are so many monuments and statues there. Many English kingsand queens are buried there. Westminster Abbey is famous for its Poet's Comertoo. Many great writers are buried there: for example, Charles Dickens andRudyard Kipling.
   The Queen ofEngland lives in Buckingham Palace. It is a wonderful building with a monumentin front of it which is the Queen Victoria Memorial. It takes twenty minutes toget from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace.

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