Big Ben has become an icon of London for a long time. The clock tower is located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, which is the third highest clock tower in the world. If you go to London, do not miss the opportunity to see the clock started ticking on 31 May 1859. You will be fascinated by the views of the tower as high as 96.3 meters. The place is even more beautiful at night because light golden yellow of the Palace of Westminster.
Big Ben clock tower located in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest clock tower in the world after Royal Clock Tower in Mecca. Well, do you know why the tower was named after Big Ben? ‘Big Ben’ is actually the name for a large bell in the clock tower that weighs more than 13 tons. Anyway, the tower is also named The Tower of Big Ben or the Tower of St. Stephen.
The interesting thing about Big Ben is a very punctuality can be reliable. This clock almost never stops. Even when a bomb destroyed the Commons chamber during World War II, Big Ben ticks. The bells of Big Ben were first broadcast by the BBC on 31 December 1923. That tradition continues today. On June 2012, the House of Commons to announce that the clock tower to be renamed Elizabeth Tower (Elizabeth Tower) in honor of Queen Elizabeth.
Not only unique for being a city landmark, Big Ben is also a conversation because standing on unstable ground conditions. That’s why the Tower of Big Ben slightly tilted to the northwest as far as 220 millimeters. Every year the Big Ben experience movement due to thermal effects.
To reach this place you can use public transportation such as buses and electric trains. These electric trains that we can ride is Monroe St. by Fred George to the Capital Circle SW. These can also choose from Fred Monroe St George towards Paul Russell Roads. While you are riding the bus can is number 11.