Big Ben (London) Reviews
Description:The Clock Tower is a turret clock structure at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in ... more
Big Ben (London) ... Westminster, London, England. It is popularly known as Big Ben, but this name actually belongs to the clock's main bell. The tower has also been referred to as St. Stephen's Tower or The Tower of Big Ben, in reference to its bell.
Newest Review: ... by an eminent Gothic Revival architect, Augustus Pugin (who went mad and died soon after designing it) and remains, together with the whole rebuilt Palace of Westminster, one of the masterpieces of the style. It is 96m high, with the bottom two-thirds constructed of brick with limestone cladding and the top section, a framed cast-iron spire. The clock sits 55 metres above ground and the clock ... more
Customer Big Ben (London) Reviews (4)
by - written on 03/04/12 (Very useful, 115 readings)
The Big Ben has been voted the most popular landmark in the UK in a survey of 2,000 Britons and it remains one of the most popular icons of London, possibly THE most popular one together with the Palace of Westminster. The nick-name Big Ben is thought to originally applied to the Great Bell (a 14-tonne main bell of the Westminster clock), then to the clock as a whole, and by extension, to the clock tower. The tower and the clock was designed by an eminent Gothic Revival architect, Augustus Pugin (who went mad and died soon after designing it) and remains, together with the whole rebuilt Palace of Westminster, one of the masterpieces of the style. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/07/09 (Very useful, 79 readings)
Big Ben is one of the most instantly recognisable Landmarks in London. Big Ben is a large clock tower that is located at the North-Eastern side of the Palace of Westminster and it is the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. The clock first began chiming on 31st May 1859 and has only stopped or been stopped on 9 occasions either due to WW1 or WW1 or due to weather conditions or stoppage for urgent repairs. The film has been featured in many different films over the years including Shanghai Knights, The Thirty-Nine Steps & it also appeared to be partially destroyed in an episode of Doctor Who. The clock tower stands at 316 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/11/08 (Very useful, 54 readings)
On my recent trip to London I promised to show my fiancÚ a lot of the sights as he had never seen them before. We had the usual suspects on our list such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace on our list so our first stop was the huge Big Ben. My fiancÚ loved it, I loved it and my sister loved it and here is why. Ok so just in case there are people who don't know what Big Ben is. Big Ben is the huge clock tower which is in Westminster in the centre of London. it is huge and has 4 faces and actually chimes which is unusual to hear really. It is one of the largest standing clocks in the world and is an impressive sight to see. It was raised in 1834 so is very ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/02/08 (Somewhat useful, 51 readings)
When i visited london last year, Big Ben was on my list of things i "had to see" as it is so well known. but when i saw it i have to admit i was completely dissapointed. I would definately say to those who are thinking of visiting london that this is one thing that can be taken off your list,giveing you more time to spend at the "better " attractions. By all means take a few pictures as you are going past it on a bus etc but i wouldnt waste any time stopping....... The building-The clock tower is around 316 feet tall and is made up of brick with a stone cladding. it rests on concrete foundations and has a cast iron sphere. Over the years ... Read the complete review
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