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The Natural Beauties Of London
The River Thames
he River Thames is London's most famous waterway.
Its 215 Miles Long.
This river has not only been a source of trade and transport but also one of beauty and inspiration.
(It inspired one of the most famous children stories, The Wind in the Willows!
There's more than 80 islands!
There are over 200 bridges that cross the river.
The first was built by Romans!
The lower Thames in the Roman era was a shallow waterway winding through marshes. But centuries of human intervention have transformed it into a deep tidal canal flowing between 200 miles of solid walls; these defend a floodplain where 1.5 million people work and live.
In 1858 the river stank so badly from the sewerage in it that Parliament had to be suspended!
The event was called "The Great Stink"!
Its the second longest river in the UK (after the river Severn)
The Thames is considered to be the cleanest river in the world that flows through a major city
he Thames is home to 125 species of fish and more than 400 invertebrates.
According to Mallory and Adams, the Thames, from Middle English Temese, is derived from the Brittonic name for the river, Tamesas (from *tamēssa), recorded in Latin as Tamesis and yielding modern Welsh Tafwys "Thames".
The Natural Museum
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.
It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.
The others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Natural History Museum's main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road.
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.
Although commonly referred to as the Natural History Museum, it was officially known as British Museum (Natural History) until 1992, despite legal separation from the British Museum itself in 1963.
The Natural Parks
In London , there are a lot of really beautiful Natural Parks to visit and enjoy.
Among Them :
Camley Street Natural Park
Camley Street Natural Park is a unique urban nature reserve, surrounded by significant new development in a bustling part of central London.
Other than these ones , there are 29 London national parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go and get out on your next adventure!
Restored woodland and heathland in Croydon which typifies London’s semi-natural habitats, providing a home for stag beetles and woodpeckers
A former orchard, quarry and landfill site reclaimed by nature and now managed in partnership with the Land Trust, this once neglected area is today a thriving oasis in Crayford
Other than normal natural parks , there are also the Royal Parks.
The Royal Parks of London are lands that were originally used for the recreation, mostly hunting, of the royal family.
The royal parks are some of the Biggest Open Spaces in all of London!
The eight royal parks are : Hyde, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James's, Bushy and The Regent's Parks, and Kensington Gardens.
The Natural Attractions
When you think about natural attractions in London, you probably picture famous spots like Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. But the capital has so much more to offer when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors