Big Ben has become landmark of London City since old time. This clock tower id the second largest tower after Royal Clock Tower in Mecca.
How to Get There
Big Ben located in Westminister, London SW1A 0AA. For going to this tower, you can take bus or train. Train route to Big Ben is Monroe St through Fred George towards to Capital Sircle SW. Also, you can choose route from Monroe St from Fred George towards to Paul Russell Roads. If you take bus, take bus number 11.
What to Do
Big Ben has become landmark of London City since old time. This clock tower id the second largest tower after Royal Clock Tower in Mecca. Did you know why this tower named Big Ben? little short story about this tower, actually Big Ben is name of big bells inside the tower which has weight 13 tons. Other stories, it was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the first commisioner of works, a lare man who was known affectionately in the house as "Big Ben".
The tower which started 'beat' on 31 May 1859, stands at over 96 meters tall with 334 steps to climb up to the belfry and 399 steps to the Ayrton Light at the top of the tower.
This tower is very interesting because it's very on time and never stop. Even in world war II, this clock still beating even the building beside were destroyed.
Not only famous as city icon, Big Ben also become discussion by many people because the condition of land is not stable. That's why this tower little bit oblique 220 milimeters to the northwest. Unfortunately, although Big Ben become one of popular tourism destination in the world, the inside part of this tower is not opened for foreigner tourists. Local tourists in United Kingdom, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, are allowed to come inside the tower but make reservation first in House of Parliament. As you know, there are no elevators in this tower, so we have to take the stairs if want to go to the top of tower.
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Tips and Trick
- Bring camera
- Foreigner tourists are not allowed to come inside
- Local tourist allowes to go inside, but make appointment first