It’s real great Britain

Tour of the London underground
"Ladies and gentlemen," announces the driver of the train, standing at one of the stations of the Central line, " sorry for the delay, but in front of us has…

Continue reading →

Marble Arch London
Received an honorable place in front of Buckingham Palace, but later transferred to Hyde Park, the marble arch of London was modeled after the example of one of the most…

Continue reading →

Goodwin Sands Shipwrecks
At 10 kilometers off the coast of East Kent in England is one of the most dangerous sand banks in the UK. The Goodwin Sands are located in the middle…

Continue reading →

Piccadilly Circus Square in London

Circus Square is a lively square in the heart of London. It is known for its nineteenth-century fountain and neon signs that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square. Piccadilly Circus is located at the crossroads of five major roads: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Street, Covent Street and Haymarket. This site was created by John Nash, as part of King George IV’s future plan to connect Carlton’s House with Regents Park. Continue reading

Covent Garden in the center of London

Covent Garden is one of the most popular London attractions. The area around the glazed building at the site of the former vegetable market is always crowded, especially during weekends and during the summer period. Covent Garden is known for its numerous cafes, restaurants, pubs, kiosks, markets and shops. Numerous street performers entertain visitors in the pedestrian square. Continue reading

National Gallery. The most important London museum

The National Gallery is one of the most important London museums. Here is an impressive collection of paintings, covering the period from 1260 to 1900 with the works of almost all famous artists of the era.

History of the National Gallery
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, King George IV noticed that many European cities had opened their art museums to the public, including the Louvre in Paris, the Vatican Museums in Rome and the Uffizi in Florence. Continue reading

The Rock of Gibraltar – Pillar of Hercules

The Rock of Gibraltar is a geology miracle located on the British territory of Gibraltar, on the Iberian Peninsula. This magnificent monolith is owned by the United Kingdom, located on the southwestern tip of Europe. It also serves as part of the border with Spain. Most of the upper cliffs form a reserve, which, along with the flora, fauna and geology of the region, is a popular tourist attraction. The place became known as one of the Pillars of Hercules and the Romans called it Mons Calpe. Continue reading

Marble Arch London

Received an honorable place in front of Buckingham Palace, but later transferred to Hyde Park, the marble arch of London was modeled after the example of one of the most famous monuments of Rome. The marble arch was designed in 1827 by John Nash as the triumphal entrance to Buckingham Palace. At that time, John Nash was a successful architect who was largely responsible for changing the architectural appearance of the city in the early nineteenth century. Nash was famous for his work on Regent Street, Buckingham Palace, Cumberland Terrace and his master plan in the Marylebone area, around Regent Park. Continue reading

Virtual tour to Cambridge
Travel to small European cities is a pleasure for the elite. The measured rhythm of the province and the afternoon calm can not be compared with boiling, colorful megacities. However,…

...

history of Scotland
Scotland was originally inhabited by people engaged in hunting and gathering, who came from England, Ireland and Europe about 6000 years ago. They brought the Neolithic era with them to…

...

The Birthplace Of Shakespeare
The area, which is called the birthplace of Shakespeare, is located between London and Birmingham, 150 km from the British capital. This area, including the hometown of Shakespeare Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick…

...

Stonehenge: mysteries, hypotheses, and legends
Among the hundreds of stone structures inherited by the British from their forefathers, Stonehenge (literally — "hanging stone") occupies a special place. The giant size (the weight of some blocks…

...

10 interesting facts about the Isle of Man
Everyone knows about Britain and Ireland, but relatively few know about the Isle of Man between the two giants. Despite its small size, the island has a unique and diverse…

...