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London 1. London is situated upon both banks of the River Thames. 2. It is the chief port of the country and the most important commercial, manufacturing and cultural center. 3. There is little heavy industry in London, but there is a wide range of light industry in Greater London. 4. The most characteristic parts of London are: the City, the West End, the East End, and Westminster. 5. The City is the oldest part of London. 6. It is the financial center of the UK with many banks, offices, and Stock Exchange. 7. he City, the 'square mile', as it is often called, stretches along the north bank of the Thames from Temple Bar to the Tower of London. 8. The City has its own police force and courts of law, and during the working day upward of half a million people earn their living there in the commercial heart of the capital. 9. Among the institutions in the City are the Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London, the Royal Exchange, and the Guildhall where the Lord Mayor and his Sheriffs are elected. 10. The West End is the most fashionable part of London. 11. It is the area of the largest department stores, hotels, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, museums, the best art galleries, historical palaces (including Buckingham Palace, the Queen's London residence), and famous parks, such as Hvde Park with its Speaker's Corner, and Kensington Gardens. The main shopping streets are Piccadilly, Regent Street and Oxford Street. 12. The East End of London is unattractive in appearance, but very important to the country's commerce. 13. It is situated to the east of the City. 14. Here, today we can see kilometers and kilometers of docks of the Port of London, and the great industrial areas that depend upon shipping. 15. London's docklands - so recently an isolated urban wasteland - is well on the way to being transformed into the most exciting new international water city of the 21st century. 16. Westminster is the political center. 17. The best known streets here are Whitehall with important government offices, and Downing Street with the London residence of Prime Minister and the place where the Cabinet meets. 18. And here, on the embankment of the Thames, you can see Houses of Parliament. 19. When Parliament is sitting, the fact is confirmed by the Union Jack flying on the Victoria Tower during the day, and at night by the light in the clock tower of Big Ben. 20. The imposing clock tower of Big Ben stands as a symbol of London above the night-time traffic in Whitehall. 21. Although the world famous clock is known as Big Ben, this name is a misnomer.