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
Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap
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