The Big Ben

London is a vibrant city full of life and culture, making it an excellent destination for tourists and locals alike.
 
Did you know that the Big Ben is not actually the name of the tower, but rather the name of the bell inside? The tower itself is officially called the Elizabeth Tower, named after Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
 
The bell, which weighs over 13 tons, was cast in 1858 and has been ringing ever since. Interestingly, the tower's clock is so accurate that it's used as the reference point for all other clocks in the country. So the next time you hear the chimes of the Big Ben, you can appreciate not only its beauty but also its precision and historical significance.
Tourists can climb the tower to take in the breathtaking views of the city and hear the chimes of the Big Ben.  
 
 
 
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