The capital of Great Britain every year is visited by millions of tourists and it's not surprising: London is full of various places of interest, such as marvellous ancient houses, rich in collections museums, large and beautiful parks and of course the very thing that attracts so many people is that special British atmosphere. London is a very old city. In 43 B.C. the Romans founded a village on the river Thames and nowadays it has turned into a metropolis with the population of 7,5 million of people (if to take into account the outskirts the number will be 12 million). The only thing that can prevent you from visiting all the challenging sights of London are traditional English pubs, for which Britain is so much famous.
Tower Bridge over the Thames is the most well-known movable bridge in the world. It may surprise you that it got its name not because of the two towers, with which it's decorated, but due to the Tower of London that takes place nearby. Tower Bridge was built in 1894 and though the main trunk line lies through it, navigable way of travelling is more preferable. If a very large watercraft passes by, you may watch the rise of the both sides of the bridge. And the thing is that the height of opening of the bridge is equal to the size of a definite watercraft. Fully the bridge is opened only as a sign of deep respect to a person, as it was made in favour of Winston Churchill. Tower Bridge is surely one of the main sights in London. The upper part is a pedestrian zone and there one can enjoy the wonderful view on London roofs. You should also visit the museum that tells everybody about the history of Tower Bridge. The old machine room is open for visitors too.
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