Famous Places

One of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the right bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district).

Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 652,300 square feet. With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum.

The Louvre

 

A royal home in London, built between 1825 and 1827. From 1953 to 2002, it was home to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It has since been the official residence of The Prince of Wales and was the official residence for Prince William until 2011.

Clarence House

 

A large, mainly Gothic church, founded in 960 and located in the City of Westminster, London. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms. In 2011, it was the location for the marriage ceremony for Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Westminster Abbey

 

The meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords of the United Kingdom. The Palace lies on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. The Palace was built and rebuilt on several occasions from the eleventh century onwards, with the current Perpendicular Gothic style begun in 1840. The iconic clock tower, “Big Ben” is a feature of the Palace.

The Houses of Parliament

 

Built for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. It is located within walking distance of all the major Games’ venues –enhancing the experience of the athletes and officials who stayed there during the Olympic Games.

London Olympic Village

 

The corporate headquarters complex of Google, Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California. Google is the world’s leading search engine and one of the largest internet companies.

The Googleplex

 

Dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. The British Museum was established in 1753, and first opened to the public on 15 January 1759, on the site of the current museum building.

The British Museum