Richard shows us the best way to see London's many sights, travels back in time to the Warwick Castle of 500 years ago... and gets into a sword fight!

Task 1

Select the things Richard did.


Task 2

Put the descriptive phrases with the places they describe to make complete sentences.


Task 3

Type the right preposition in the space to complete the sentence.


Task 4

Can you make these sentences from Warwick Castle's visitors' guide?





Actually, I didn't know too much about London Historical Places before watching this video. But I'd love to visit the London Eye and the Warwick Castle. Here in Brazil there are a lot of historical places to visit too. In my city, for example, there's a part of the city which was entirely recovered and it's very similar to what it would have looked like 200 years ago.
I don't know if I would enjoy living during the 16th century. I mean, I can't live without internet.

First at All, I want to visit London and all of its historic and iconic places, then make around by the streets, take a boat by Thames river and then visit other interesting cities and places in all entire UK.
Yes, in my country there are many historic places and we have a long history to know, Inca and before Incas cultures left many places and monuments in many regions of my country, Cuzco was the capitol of Incas Empire so in this city and around it there are many monuments and places to visit, Machu Pichu is the most known place, in the current capitol Lima there many castle and big houses during Spain Colony, and monuments of before Incas culture as well. at north of the country You could get Trujillo and Chilcayo cties where yo could visit many monuments of Chimu and Mochica cultures, in Chachapoyas region North East as well. at South of Lima on Desert of Nazca you could get Nazca Lines which are a enigmatic places to discover by scientifics.

Hello, everyone.
☆ Where would you like to visit in London?
- I've heard and read a lot about the beautiful places of Great Britain. However, most of all I'd like to visit London and its sights. Among them there are The House of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, London Brigde and The Tower of London. I'd like to visit all the famous museum in London as well, especially British museum. Hopefuly, I could see many historical heritages gathering from all over the world there.
Besides, I'd certainly visit the old University of Cambridge and Oxford.
I think traveling in these places would be very interisting.
☆ Are there many historical places in your country?
- Yes, there are a lot of the buildings in my country which has a certain historical bearing that building.
The historical buildings on the whole give an idea and insight of the cities past, its culture and the lifestyle of the people of another era.
☆ What would life have been like 500 years ago?
- 500 years ago is the last period of Hindu Kingdoms in my country, Indonesia. Many well-organized kingdoms with high degree of civilization were ruled by indigenous kings who had adopted the Hindu religion. The period in our history is called the period of Hindu-Indonesia period.
The period was also reffered to the first portuguese colonialism in my country Indonesia.

Hi Kirk, in thi video, they say "in the fourteen hundreds". I have studied "hundred" is always singular after a number and it can be plural only when there is no number in the front, e.g. in "hundreds of people". I thought I would read it "in fourteen hundred", even without the article "the".
Same for 1620s, even in this case I would think it is because they include all the 10 years of the 20s.
Could you help me out to put all this in place?
Thank you,

Hello Maria,

It's true that when we are pronouncing one specific number, 'hundred' is singular, and also that we say 'hundreds of people'. But it's also possible to use 'the' before 'hundreds' in contexts when 'the' makes sense, e.g. 'The hundreds of people who came to the concert were disappointed', in which we're talking about a specific group of people.

When we want to speak about the span of a century, or a time within that century - for example 1400-1500 - we can say 'the 15th century' or 'the 1400s' (pronounced 'fourteen hundreds'). And when we want to speak about a decade or time within that decade, we can say, for example, 'the 1620s' or even just 'the 20s' (if from context it's clear that we're talking about that decade in the 17th century).

Does that make sense?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


Yes Kirk, it's all clear now. Thank you very much for yr explanation.

I would definitely like to go on a guided tour of Buckingham Palace and have a ride on the London Eye a few times. It would be great to visit Elizabeth Tower and approach the most famous bell in the world as close as possible. The Globe Theatre is without a doubt among the most desirable places to visit in London for me. Museums, galleries, squares, historical sites and buildings, bus tours and walking excursions are all those things that attract me in such a great city as London! But there’s more – I’m going to run the London Marathon one day and I hope nothing will prevent me from doing it.
Sadly, one of the most famous cities in Ukraine is probably Chernobyl. My friend’s grandmother still lives near there and after his last visit to her he brought a souvenir hat with the word ‘Chernobyl’ on it. And maybe I’m not right but I think that selling souvenirs in such a place is extremely inappropriate especially when it’s done for increasing one’s bank account.
If you want to come to Ukraine one day, I would recommend to visit such cities as Kyiv and Lviv - one of which is a capital of my country, of course, and has a lot of interesting places to go to, and the other is the most romantic and authentic one visited by many tourists from all around the world.
I’m sure that life 500 years ago would have been simply different especially if you would come there from the future having experienced the modern and more convenient, in many aspects, way of life.

if I would in London, the first thing I would have visited Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. I'm from Russia, in our country there are many historical sites that attract tourists from different countries. The most famous of them are the Moscow Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Kunstkamera - museum of anthropology and ethnography.
500 years ago, in my opinion, people loved and lived as today. During this time, many things have changed in our world, but human values are the same, in spite of the war and global conflicts between the world powers.

If I was visiting London, I'd definitely go to Buckingham Palace and a variety of museums. I'd take many photos on Tower Bridge and other places. I'd enjoy Shakespeare plays, and go on a ride on London Eye. Also I'd do lots of shopping in markets, and have some fish and chips.

There are so many historical places in China. I'd like be a tour guide if anybody wants to visit there. I guarantee you see the best sights and taste the best food!

Life in 500 years ago must be horrible. I don't think I would ever be able to get used to it. People would have no shower or toilet, no air conditioner or heater, plus houses would probable have not been air tight or water tight. There would be no place to hide away from summer scorch and winter chill. There was no antibiotics and other drugs. I'd sincerely hope I never became sick. Even there were possibly things that attract modern people, I would not like to swap my time with a medieval person.

Hi dear teachers,

I am wondering what hop on and off means in this context and I would be greatfull if you clarify it to me. I've no idea what the meaning of this phrase would be. Here is the whole sentence. way to see the sights is to hop on and hop off an open-top London bus.

Thank you! Sincerely