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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
Big Ben is not as big as the average tourists my think if you haven't really researched the area you might pass it without realising that it's "Big Ben".
Still worth a visit but try not to be dissappointed when you see it.
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.
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