Listening: A Tour of London
Tower Bridge, London (Copyright: Getty)
When you visit a city for the first time, a good way to explore it is to go on an organised sightseeing tour. The tour will give you an overview of what there is to see and also provide you with some historical background. A popular way of seeing London is to go in one of the red double deck buses.
This tour will take you around London by bus. Listen to the guide, and then do the activity below.
Check how well you know London. Decide whether the following sentences are true or false and correct the false ones. Listen to the tour again if necessary.
a Madame Tussaud’s is a famous wax museum.
b Bond Street is where the detective, Sherlock Holmes, once lived.
c Marble Arch is a gate which was built in 1827.
d Hyde Park used to be the royal hunting grounds.
e Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen.
f Piccadilly Circus is the largest circus in the world.
g Fleet Street once housed the national newspapers.
h St Paul’s Cathedral is a small but beautiful church.
i The Tower of London is more than 900 years old.
j The Globe is the world’s oldest restaurant.