Big Ben

A hugh bell in one of the towers of the Houses of Parliament in London, United Kingdom is called Big Ben – but people tend to use the name for the whole tower. The correct name since the crown jubilee in 2012 is Elizabeth tower. It is now named after Queen Elizabeth – and another tower of the parliament is named after her mother Victoria.

The tower is the 96 meters high landmark of the city of London. It has been used as a prison for members of the parliament but was last used in 1880. It is possible to visit the tower from inside, but only if your a national of the United Kingdom. To keep the clock running four mechanics are always on-site – the so-called Keeper of the Great Clock.

Palace of Westminster
London SW1A 0AA
United Kingdom

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