Big Ben is the name of the clock inside the famous tower that also forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Its impressive ... More
Big Ben is the name of the clock inside the famous tower that also forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Its impressive mechanism weighs in at over 13.5 tons, and the pendulum, which beats once every two seconds, is 13 feet long and weighs 690 pounds. The clock was named Big Ben after the First Commissioner of Works, and since 1885 a light above it has been lit while the House of Commons is in session. Residents can schedule a time to climb the clock tower. Unfortunately, non-citizens are not permitted to climb the clock tower.
"Big Ben" is the name of the clock inside the famous tower that also forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Its impressive mechanism weighs in at over 13.5 tons, and the pendulum, which beats once every two seconds, is 13 feet long and weighs 690 pounds. The clock was named "Big Ben" after the First Commissioner of Works, and since 1885 while the House of Commons is in session. UK residents can schedule a time to climb the clock tower. Unfortunately, non-citizens of the UK are not permitted to climb the clock tower. Its so close to Westminster Abbey and close to the London Eye. My only complaint is that its hard to take a good picture. - Liton
I LOVE this place cuz it is so beautiful.i think people who are from England or have some relation to it will like it.the expence is probly 300 or 200 dollars.lorrys are about 50 dollars if you want to rent one.(just guessing).i think it would be REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY FUN.it would be the time and money.but not the first few days.i would stay at my dads girlfriends moms house and the first thing when you get off the plane and get to the house they stuff food or pie in your face at 8:00 in the moring.member it is 5 hours differnce.you leave at 8:00 at night and get there at 8:00 in the morining.so you are tired the first couple days.member you cant drive you have to walk cuz you have to drive on the other side of the road and you drive on the other side of the car.i cant wait to go.(my dad alardy went so i want to go with him.)
thats all for now it is so
The House of Parliament... and Big Ben, such a sight to see. Did you know the name Big Ben isn't really the name of the clock, but it's really the name of the huge bell that is housed inside that clock tower?
I like this place because the food is great the people are nice and the big ben is pretty I just love london I cant wait to go there on my 21 birthday there coffe is so delious aand the people are so friendly there I just cant wait to go there you will see me in August 14 2007 bye Yall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I think of London, I see images of Georgian architecture, wrought iron fences, well-manicured parks and squares with arrays of rainbow colored flowers, and red phone booths, mail boxes and double decker busses. I fell in love with this wonderful city during a July 2003 visit and couldn't wait to go back. My wish came true in April 2005.
Aside from the aesthetically pleasing aspects of London, I enjoyed its rich history and vast amount of things to see and do. For a first day there, I would recommend going to the Westminster area. Visit such famous sights as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, and take a ride on the London Eye where you can enjoy fabulous panoramic views of London. Westminster Abbey is also in this area, but we saved it for a separate day to allow more time there and it was awesome. I also recommend taking one of the Thames River cruises early on. You will see many famous London landmarks. I enjoyed getting my first glimpse of Tower Bridge, my personal favorite landmark, right on the river!
Tower of London is fascinating and thrilling. Allow several hours for this and don't forget to see the Crown Jewels. The Tower Bridge Exhibition is right next door. This magnificent bridge is beautiful to look at and you can walk the high level walkways for fabulous views of London and learn its history as well. Make sure to visit the Victorian Engine Rooms.
Other great places we visited include St. Paul's Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Covent Garden, Natural History Museum, and the British Museum. Harrods is amazing; particularly its wonderful food hall!
London is easy to get around by taking the "Tube". There are also many terrific day trips out of London you can take by train including Portsmouth (HMS Victory), Stonehenge (take train to Salisbury and you can get a bus from Salisbury railroad station to Stonehenge),and Canterbury (Canterbury Cathedral).
My two visits to London were absolutely wonderful. I love this fantastic city and look forward to future visits there!!
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