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The Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower (formally known as Clock Tower of Westminster Palace, may be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II) as well. The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place. The tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.

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This entry was posted on June 28, 2012 by in London, Places.
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