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.
higly recommended to everyone
different atomosphere from any other place i have visited
nice and freindly place
every where you go in this big place you will get a nice different feeling
i felt really sad when i left this unbelievable place.
After so many years Big Ben is still \"modern\". I visited on September 2003. It was unusual for that part of the year, sunny, many caind people on the streets. After half a year in USA it looks like another world!?
By A Yahoo Contributor, 9/26/05
So many people around it. All countrys and nations and they are everybody equal. I was staring for hours in front of it. That is one small part of LOndon, but knowns all over the world. There You can fill the spirit of whole England.
I like this place. It is very fine if you see there in a shiny day. It was very nice and friendly. you can find many other site seeing next to this place along the Tames river. It is very lovely if you can see this place at night. but take care London is not a suitble place for child and it is not easy to take care of them.
The tower itself looks great, but big ben is actually the name of the bell that chimes. The Houses of Parliment was a lot better and right next door. Try and do the full tour, and try and buy a bottle of their whiskey! It's awesome.
At first Big Ben doesn't strike you as incredible, but the closer you get to it the more awe-inspiring it becomes. It is a symbol of London, one of the greatest cities in the world, and definately worth a visit. I can't wait to go back!
You see it all the time as a symbol of Britain and it starts to become a little cliched. See it in person from the top of a double-decker bus on a cloudy day and you feel weak in the knees! This is it, you are here! The cradle of modern civilization!
I do not see what the big hype about the Big Ben is. It is just a big clock tower nothing really that magnificent to it. Although I would recommend going to England because there are other attractions that are worth seeing.
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