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These pictures were all taken from the top of a London bus.

Nelson's Column Trafalgar Square

Nelson's Column is in the centre of the square, surrounded by fountains designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1939 and four huge bronze lions sculpted by Sir Edwin Landseer; the metal used is said to have been recycled from the cannon of the French fleet. The column is topped by a statue of Lord Nelson, the admiral who commanded the British Fleet at Trafalgar.
You can see the National Gallery behind.

The Bank of England Threadneedle Street.

The bank was founded by the Scotsman William Paterson, in 1694 to act as the English government's banker. In 1734 the Bank moved to its current location on Threadneedle Street. It performs all the functions of a central bank -- to maintain price stability, and subject to that, to support the economic policy of Her Majesty's Government in order to promote economic growth.

Google headquarters

This is apparently the headquarters of Google.

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This video was taken from the top of a London bus, so it is a bit bumpy!
It shows travelling into Trafalgar Square and past Nelson's Column.
You may need to click the play arrow twice.
Be a little patient! If you are on dial-up connection, it may take a while to load.

Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars.

Boudica (also Boudicca, Boadicea, Buduica, Bonduca) (d. 60/61) was a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people of Norfolk in Eastern Britain who led a major uprising of the tribes against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. This great bronze statue of Boudica in her war chariot (furnished with scythes) together with her daughters, was commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by Thomas Thornycroft. It was completed in 1905.