Big Ben

The 150 yr old Big Ben Clock Tower is one of the most iconic views of London and among the first places most new London travelers visit. The term Big Ben does not refer to the clock tower which is attached to the Houses of Parliament, but to the bell located inside the tower and gets its name from the person who first ordered that bell, whose name was Sir Benjamin Hall. The Big Ben bell had been built in 1858 after a bell of 15 tons cracked irreparably 2 yrs prior. The clock has turned into a preferred attraction and has made an appearance in many motion pictures. For example, in the film Mars Attacks! the Big Ben is demolished by a UFO strike.

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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
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