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Christmas Illuminations(lights) on Regent Street

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The "Cheers" bar on Regent Street

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Looking up Regent Street towards Oxford Circus

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The archway next to Cheers leads to Carnaby Street and the trendy area around it

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Police Horses are widely used in London for mobility through the traffic and crowds

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Jeanne won't drive in London (or the UK), don't know why, it is going nowhere fast !!

TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Pictures below)

Trafalgar Square is one of London's best known areas. Situated at the northern end of Whitehall, it is the home of Nelson's Column and the National Gallery. The idea of a magnificent square in the centre of London originally belonged to the Prince Regent (later King George IV) in the early 19th century. He engaged architect John Nash and the object was to celebrate the country's navy, which had won great battles against the French, most notably at Trafalgar. The Prince's reputation for extravagance worked against him, though, and Parliament refused to fund his plans. However, there was still a desire to celebrate England's naval victories so planning, mostly by committees, went ahead and produced much of the Square we see today. The centrepiece, Nelson’s Column, was erected in the mid 19th century and stands 145 ft high. At the bottom of the column, bas-reliefs commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson's greatest victories: Cape St Vincent, the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. One of the great attractions for many visitors to the Square was feeding the pigeons. There was a stall selling food for them and pigeon numbers were getting totally out of hand. Their droppings disfigured the Square and surrounding buildings and was also a health hazard. At the beginning of 2001, London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, decreed that feeding pigeons must cease.

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PICCADILLY CIRCUS (Pictures Below)

For many years, Piccadilly Circus - at the junction of five busy streets - has been a famous London Landmark. At its heart and backlit by colorful electric displays is a bronze fountain topped by a figure of a winged archer. The statue is popularly called EROS, the pagan god of love, but it was in fact designed in the 19th century as a symbol of Christian charity - a monument to Lord Shaftesbury, a philanthropist. The famous statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus is one of the symbols of London. It was originally called the Shaftesbury Monument, having been erected as a memorial to the philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury. The actual figure rises above a fountain, which is made in bronze, but Eros is made out of aluminum, at that time a rare and novel material.

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