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2022-04-01 02:00:38

Weekend in England: from the heavenly garden to the edge of the world

Weekend in England: from the heavenly garden to the edge of the world

So friends, what if you have one weekend in England, and you want to spend it interestingly? Chances are you'll land at London's Heathrow Airport, a city that's infinitely rich in attractions in its own right, though you may have already seen everything in London and are considering options to get swept up somewhere.

In this issue, we're spending a weekend in England, and take a look at a few London attractions and alternatives for those who like to go for a ride.

So friends, what if you have one weekend in England, and you want to spend it interestingly? Chances are you'll land at London's Heathrow Airport, a city that's infinitely rich in attractions in its own right, though you may have already seen everything in London and are considering options to get swept up somewhere.

In this issue, we're spending a weekend in England, and take a look at a few London attractions and alternatives for those who like to go for a ride.

Leicester Square, London

The pedestrian square of Leicester Square in the West End in London has a sign with the inscription "Theatreland". It is known for its cinemas, of which there are six pieces, and theaters, of which there are more than fifty. Film festivals are also held here on the square, there are also restaurants, pubs and clubs, the place is also considered the center of London's nightlife. There are parties in the style of the eighties - in the Limelight club. The most famous disco clubs are Equinox Discotec and Hippodrome. The square is also a meeting place for celebrities, because premieres are held here, to which film and pop artists, as well as members of the royal family, come.

Sky Garden, London

London is rich in skyscrapers and gardens. Sky Garden combines two attractions at once. This unusual garden is located on top of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper, which can be translated as "walkie-talkie". Actually, the skyscraper really looks like it.

It is built in the historic center of London, which raises the question: how did a glass building of thirty-seven floors appear here, which stands out so much from the rest?

At one time, investors requested permission to build from the city authorities, and they allowed, but with the condition: on the roof there should be a public park with free admission for all comers. Thus, an observation deck with plants and greenery appeared on the roof of the building.

The garden is divided into three parts. On the upper level there is a shady forest with fig trees and ferns. In the middle zone there are different palm trees, giving an exotic touch. Well, on the lower tier there are flowers.

Sea life Aquarium, London

In the aquarium, two main parts are distinguished: the Atlantic exposition and the Pacific. They themselves are also divided into several more zones, including such as "walk with sharks", "coral reef Nemo", "lagoon of rays" and others. The aquarium performs not only an entertainment role, but also scientific functions.

It conducts research on projects to restore populations of fish and other marine animals on the verge of extinction. Here are three robot fish - carp, which respond to environmental changes, swim around the aquarium, being controlled by complex sensor devices. Such "spy fish" help in the study of the aquatic world from the inside, finding problems and eliminating them. Scientists are also working to introduce such robots into the wild.

Sea life Aquarium, London

In the aquarium, two main parts are distinguished: the Atlantic exposition and the Pacific. They themselves are also divided into several more zones, including such as "walk with sharks", "coral reef Nemo", "lagoon of rays" and others. The aquarium performs not only an entertainment role, but also scientific functions.

It conducts research on projects to restore populations of fish and other marine animals on the verge of extinction. Here are three robot fish - carp, which respond to environmental changes, swim around the aquarium, being controlled by complex sensor devices. Such "spy fish" help in the study of the aquatic world from the inside, finding problems and eliminating them. Scientists are also working to introduce such robots into the wild.

London Markets

The British love markets. The most popular are Camden Market, Portobello Road and Lidenhall Market. Camden Market was first rented in the 70s by creative young people who used the place as workshops. Then the place began to expand, and antique shops, shops with masterpieces of artists, vinyl and clothes began to appear on it. Today you can find musical instruments, antiques, national costumes of different cultures, hand-made goods.

At the Portobello market, visitors have the opportunity to find also rare posters, postcards, collectible books and records. The name of the market can be remembered by cinephiles - it was here that the scene of the film "Notting Hill" with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant unfolded.

Lidenhall is one of the oldest markets in the city. Trade here was conducted in the Middle Ages. The market is a complex of galleries under a glass roof, thanks to which the atmosphere of past years still reigns here. Scenes in Diagon Alley from Harry Potter were filmed here.

Lands End, Cornwall

The "edge of the earth" is located in the south-west of the country in the county of Cornwall, which has always considered itself a separate county from the country. This is also recalled by the fact that the Cornish language in this territory was the main one until the eighteenth century. However, the memory of him still remains, enclosed in different names: the name of the village Mousehole is pronounced as mou-zl.

The name of the village translates as "Mouse hole" and has its own history. The entrance to the harbor, on the shore of which the village is located, is quite narrow - like a mouse hole. Once in this village lived an old fisherman with his cat. One day, shortly before Christmas, a strong storm began, and the fisherman, along with a cat, decided to go fishing so that the villagers would have something to eat. They caught a bunch of fish, and when they returned home, they found that all the villagers came out to meet them with lamps in their hands.

Since then, the village of Mousehole has its own tradition: every Christmas, residents of the whole county come here and light candles in memory of those who did not return from the sea.

Pedne Wunder Beach, Cornwall

Beach lovers should also visit them in England. Pedne Wunder is located near Logan Rock Point, below Trin Cliff. The name comes from the Cornish "pedn" - "head", and "vonder" ("waunder") - "lane".

The beach is located 400-450 km from the capital of Great Britain, so it will be necessary to lay a little more time to visit it.

You can get to the beach either by boat or on foot along the coastal path along the rocks. Like some other secluded coves on the Penvite Peninsula, this beach is an unofficial wild beach. Signs on the rock in some places warn that swimming can be dangerous due to strong currents. Therefore, you should be careful and carefully choose places for swimming.

But even if you decide to just walk around this area, you will not remain indifferent to the views that open here.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

The history of the museum begins in 1884, when the researcher Augustus Pitt-Rivers presented the university with his collection of weapons and other items. Even then, the collection had about 25 thousand exhibits. But the giver had a condition that he put forward by the university. They had to create a department of anthropology at their university.

Actually, today the museum is a scientific and educational base at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Oxford. Here are collected the most valuable exhibits from around the world, telling about the life of the peoples of Tasmania, Burma, Japan and other countries. There is also some part of the collection that James Cook collected during his second trip around the world.

National Football Museum, Manchester

In 2001, the museum was founded by Kevin Moore, an American musician. In 2003, the museum, together with the University of Central Lancashire, created the International Football Institute to conduct research in the historical, social and cultural spheres of football. In 2005, the museum received the title of "Big Attraction of the Year" from the Tourism Awards.

The museum is housed in a futuristic high-rise glass building, which is the former building of the Urbis exhibition center. And the creators also used interactive and sensor technologies. Here, football fans can play football in two, hone their passes and test their reaction on goal and even try on the referee's uniform.

British Music Experience Museum, Liverpool

The museum, dedicated to the music industry in Britain, not only shows a retrospective look at the British music industry since 1944, but also contains musical artifacts, interactive installations with digital technologies. The museum moved here in 2014, and before that, since 2009, it has been located in London at the O2 Arena.

There are several zones in the museum. In the first, you can learn a story about music in different cities by pointing to it on a large interactive map. The second zone talks about various audio playback technologies, from radio to cassette players. The third zone is dedicated to DJs of different times. In the fourth zone there is a dance floor, where you can choose any style and dance, watching the instructions on the big screen. In the next zone, everyone can try themselves as a guitarist.

There is also the main stage on which the concert of Boy George, or rather the singer from the hologram, takes place. Here they use the technology "Ghost of Pepper": if people come closer to the stage than two meters, then the sound almost completely disappears. Thus, everyone keeps their distance from the stage, so that everyone can see the action.

Pub Llandoger Trow, Bristol

A historic pub built in 1664 on King's Street near Bristol Bay. Part of the pub was destroyed by one of the bombs during the Second World War, but most of the building still survived. The building was included in the English list of buildings, which are of architectural and historical value.

It is said that Daniel Defoe, the author of books about Robinson Cruise, met in this pub the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, who became the prototype of the main character. Also, the pub is the prototype of the inn "Admiral Benbow" of the novel by Lewis Stevenson "Treasure Island".

 

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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