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  • Hey I'm Tom and welcome to Eat Sleep Dream English. Now today I'm going to take you on

  • a walk through London and teach you the pronunciation of some of the most famous places in this

  • beautiful city so that when you come to visit you'll know how to say them just like a local.

  • So if you are ready, let's do this.

  • Running through the heart of London is the river Thames. Now this is often mispronounced

  • as Thaymes or as Thamez. Now that th at the beginning, the sound is actually t not th

  • t and then at the end we have a z sound. So the river Thames.

  • Eat Sleep Dreamers I've got a question for you, what's the name of this bridge? It's

  • not London bridge, yeah it's Tower bridge. Now these two are often confused but they

  • are different bridges. London bridge is down the river and this is Tower bridge. Now how

  • do we know it's Tower bridge? Because it's got two towers! That's how we know. So the

  • pronunciation, Tower bridge. So when you next song 'London bridge is falling down' you know

  • that it's not this one, it's the other one.

  • If you visit London and you love food then you'll probably visit this place Borough market.

  • Now the pronunciation there is Borough, it's the schwa sound and the stress is on the first

  • syllable Borough market.

  • Welcome to Trafalgar Square, now this is where London comes to celebrate. So it could be

  • a sporting celebration or new year's eve, this is where we come. So the pronunciation

  • Trafalgar square. The stress there is on the middle syllable, Trafalgar square.

  • The quickest and easiest way to get around London is to use the underground. This is

  • also known locally as the Tube.

  • A super popular place to visit in London for tourists is Greenwich. Now this is commonly

  • mispronounced as green which but there are two sounds, Greenwich.

  • Guys, I've come to East London to hit up three very trendy touristy spots. Now the first

  • one is Shoreditch. It's a pretty cool area, lots of good cafes, bars, cool shops as well.

  • The pronunciation Shoreditch. It's not too difficult, two sounds Shoreditch.

  • I'm on one of London's most popular tourist streets Brick Lane. Now it's not that difficult

  • to say but if you are visiting London anytime you'll need to say it Brick Lane, it's a really

  • cool street. It's got great food, it's very famous for its curry which you have to try

  • when you are here. So yeah, the name is Brick Lane.

  • London is famous for its markets and we have so many markets usually during the weekend.

  • This is one of my favourites, this is Spitalfields market. It's quite tricky to say Spitalfields.

  • It's really near Brick Lane, near Shoreditch, super popular on

  • a Sunday.

  • Back in central London we've got Leicester square. Not Leisester, Leicester square. Really

  • popular with tourists. Next to Leicester square we've got Piccadilly circus. There are sadly

  • no clowns, it's not a circus just a lot of tourists, Piccadilly circus.

  • I'm walking towards the most famous residence in London, maybe even in Britain. Do you know

  • who lives there? I'll give you a clue. She wears a crown and she waves like this. You

  • got it? That's right, I'm going to where the Queen lives, Buckingham Palace.

  • Here we are at Buckingham Palace, now commonly people mispronounce this as Bucking ham but

  • actually it's Buckingham. So the ham, it's very common in British English to have that

  • at the end of a place name so Tottenham, Clapham and Buckingham. So instead of saying Bucking

  • ham we'd say Buckingham Palace, the stress is on the first syllable. Buckingham Palace.

  • Now here's a little tip for you. If you look at the top of Buckingham Palace there is a

  • flag pole and if the flag is at the top that means that the Queen is inside. If there is

  • no flag that means she is somewhere else, maybe at one of her other houses, she has

  • a few, or maybe she's on a state visit somewhere. But today the flag is at the top of the flag

  • pole so she's in, probably playing on her iPad, you know, Pokemon go, whatever it is

  • I don't know, but yeah she's inside.

Hey I'm Tom and welcome to Eat Sleep Dream English. Now today I'm going to take you on


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倫敦著名地名怎麼說 (How to Say Famous London Place Names)

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