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.
walking through london one night, and seen this beautiful building with a tall clock tower. i was on the other side of the thames with a bridge in front of me, lit up with lights.. i took a picture, because it looked so cool. the next day i seen that same clock on a postcard! i picked up the card and on the other side it said "westminister cathedral and big ben". so i took a picture of one of the most famous clocks in the world, and didn't know until the next day where i was...
Really just a big clock. a little over-rated, but easy to find.
Best viewed when not foggy or rainy, which is actually quite rarely.
also boring just going to watch a clock....
belive me i live there and i have all my life, my whole family too lol
Wow a spectacular sight! The movies, photos does not do this attraction justice. It reminds you after each bong how fleeting time can be! Definately worth a picture or two p.s. makes you check you watch to make sure you have the right time.
I absolutely loved London. There is so much to do and see, and it is very easy to get around. I found the double decker bus tours a great way to see alot of the city and definately worth the price. There is a great mix of historical attractions and fun things for the kids. The London Eye was nice but probably not worth the price. The shows are fantastic, so I recommend seeing one while you are there. Hotels are expensive, but if you look at some thing other than the chains, you can find some nice rooms at a reasonable price. Location is not too important as long as you are with in a comfortable walk to the tube station.
I like this because it`s big and oldest clock.Big Ben is one of London's best-known landmarks, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. You even know when parliament is in session, because a light shines above the clock face.
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