Lessons in the "London" Category

A visit to London 2

I love London! - That’s what the T-shirt says in the souvenir shop in Oxford Street. It’s what the tourists like to buy when they visit London.

People from all around the world love to visit London. It’s a great city. Many like to go on a red double decker bus or ride in a black London taxi. Others use the London Underground.

The Tower of London Poppies

A majestic sea of red poppies now surrounds the Tower of London in London. The display called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ is in the Tower of London moat. It marks the First World War centenary.

Thousands and thousands of people have visited the display, by artist Paul Cummins, with huge queues forming; such has been the popularity of it. All four sides of the dry moat surrounding the fortress are now blanketed in a sea of scarlet red.

London / Tower of London / Poppy Display

London – Notting Hill Carnival

Today, let’s talk about the world famous Notting Hill Carnival in London. Traditionally it is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The annual event attracts more than one million visitors and has over 40,000 volunteers.

The huge street carnival has been running since 1964. It allows London’s Afro-Caribbean community to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. The carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity.

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest celebration of its kind in Europe. Visitors can see the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street carnival. They can also see the many vibrant costumes the dancers will wear.

Category: London / Notting Hill Carnival / Tourism