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The Tower of London was founded toward the end of 1066 and has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times, and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England.

Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894, is a combined suspension and drawbridge in London over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London and connects the City of London with Tower Hamlets, which borders Southwark.

The bridge is 940 feet (290 m) long, including abutments, and consists of two bridge towers 213 feet (65 m) high, which are connected on the upper level by two horizontal walkways and a central pair of bascules that can be opened to allow boat traffic.

Hard Rock Cafe Prague, one of Europe's largest Hard Rock Cafes, is situated in the four-story V. J. Rott building, which features a beautifully decorated neo-Renaissance façade with colourful frescos. The 1,900-square-meter cafe is spread across three levels and a basement, and includes three vibrant bars, a Rock Shop, and a unique compilation of memorabilia from Hard Rock’s world-famous collection. Our Prague cafe stands out amongst other Hard Rock Cafes thanks to the stunning, guitar-shaped chandelier that hangs in the centre of the atrium, which was custom made just for this Hard Rock Cafe Prague and is 5 meters wide.

The National Theatre in Prague is one of the most famous theatres in the Czech Republic. The neo-Renaissance theatre building designed by Josef Zítek on the corner of Národní Avenue and Masaryk Embankment in Nové Město, a national cultural monument, is one of the most important buildings in the country, both in terms of general national cultural and historical significance and in terms of purely architectural significance.

The National Theatre continued the activities of the Provisional Theatre and opened in 1881, or again in 1883 after a fire. Today, in addition to the stage in the main building, the National Theatre also includes the neighbouring New Stage, the Estates Theatre and the State Opera House. The companies of the National Theatre are divided into Drama, Opera, Ballet and Laterna magika.

Charles Bridge is the oldest standing bridge over the Vltava River in Prague and the second oldest preserved bridge in the Czech Republic. The Charles Bridge replaced the previous Judith Bridge, torn down in 1342 during the spring melting of the ice. The construction of the new bridge began in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV and was completed in 1402. From the end of the 17th century, 30 mostly Baroque statues and sculptures were gradually placed on the bridge. The Charles Bridge connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town. It is 515 m long and 9.50 m wide; the road is 13 m above the normal level.

The Strahov Library is the historical monastery library of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov. It is located in the courtyard of the Strahov Monastery in Prague, Hradčany. The historical part of the library contains over 200,000 volumes (of which over 3,000 manuscripts and 1,500 incunabula) are stored in a special depository.

The Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Prague is a monastery church attached to the Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian Order of Canons. The Baroque basilica is located in the immediate vicinity of the Strahov Library. Originally a Romanesque-Gothic canonical church, it was founded in 1140 by members of the order.

Queen Anne's Summer Palace is a Renaissance building in the Prague Castle in the Royal Garden. It was built between 1538 and 1565 by Ferdinand I. It had a "recreational" function, as an integral part of the royal garden, it could be used by the monarch for daily rest or for informal performance of some of the monarch's "work" duties, it could be used by other members of the royal family or by some important members of the royal court, and at the same time it had a representative function, either as a place for individual visits and tours of the noble visitors to the Castle or as a venue for royal balls and festivities.

Prague Castle includes St. Vitus Cathedral, the traditional place of coronation of Czech kings and their final resting place. In addition to many Czech monarchs (including four Roman-German emperors), Prague bishops and archbishops, clergy, nobles and other people connected with the Prague court, some saints are buried in the cathedral - a large number of Czech provincial patrons (St. Wenceslas, St. Vitus, St. Vojtěch, St. Sigismund and St. John of Nepomuk). The Czech crown jewels are also kept here.

Prague Castle is the most important Czech castle standing on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River in the centre of Prague. The castle was probably founded around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Přemyslid family. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest continuous castle complex in the world. Since the 9th century it was the seat of Czech princes, later kings and since 1918 it has been the seat of the President of the Republic. The President's House is located in the southwestern part of the Royal Garden of Prague Castle.

The Dancing House or Ginger and Fred (after the dancers Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire – the house resembles a pair of dancers), is the nickname given to the building on the Rašín Embankment in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The building was designed in 1992.