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Big Ben, Clock tower in London, UK

Description: Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.

History: The tower was completed in 1859 and the Great Bell's strikes were heard for the first time on 31 July that year.

Culture: Big Ben is one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England.

Practical: The tower is not open to the general public, but UK residents can arrange tours through their Member of Parliament.

Did you know ?: Despite being one of the world's most famous tourist attractions, the interior of the tower is not open to overseas visitors.

Location: City of Westminster

Inception: September 28, 1843

Architects: Augustus Pugin, Charles Barry

Architectural style: Gothic Revival

Elevation above the sea: 17 m

Height: 96 m

Accessibility: Wheelchair inaccessible

Material: Caen stone, limestone

Website: parliament.uk/bigben

Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap

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Big Ben Clock tower in London, UK

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.

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Big Ben Clock tower in London, UK
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Big Ben Bell within the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London, England

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Big Ben
Big Ben Bell within the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London, England
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14 Lampstandards Flanking Carriage Drive In New Palace Yard, Houses Of Parliament
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Portcullis House Government building in London, UK

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Portcullis House
Portcullis House Government building in London, UK
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St Stephen's Tavern Pub in Westminster, London
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House of Commons Library Parliamentary library in the United Kingdom

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House of Commons Library
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Gates, Railings, Gate Piers To New Palace Yard, Houses Of Parliament
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34-36, Parliament Street Sw1 City of Westminster, Greater London, SW1A

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34-36, Parliament Street Sw1
34-36, Parliament Street Sw1 City of Westminster, Greater London, SW1A
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