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Big Ben, a must see in London, United Kingdom

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Big Ben is the largest four-dial clock in the world. The bell inside is 13.5 tons, and the clock with the four dials has a diameter of 7 meters. The name of Big Ben comes from Benjamin Hall, the man who commissioned its installation. Big Ben is actually the clock itself, but the name has spread the entire tower of Westminster Palace, which it is installed.It was put into operation in 1859 and in the 150 years of operation the bells were stopped for various maintenance works in the years 1956, 1939 and 2009. The clock has cracked shortly after it was installed, but could be corrected and continue to call until now. The Big Ben Tower has a height of 96 meters and is the preferred British monument.

 

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1. Jul 18, 2003 Big Ben, a must see in London (London)
2. Jul 19, 2003 What to know about the Buckingham Palace (London)
3. Jul 20, 2003 What to know about the Westminster Abbey (London)

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London, EnglandThis 2,000-year old city was once a small Roman settlement on the banks of Thames.  Many Paleolithic flints and Mesolithic axes were found by Archaeologists in various parts of London. Thames being a multicultural city of over seven million inhabitants is a result of the many invaders who came to the Thames.  The Romans were the first group who established the first permanent settlement, a city they called Londinium, in 43 A.D.  Londinium was soon burnt to the ground because of the uprisings led by Queen Boudicca in 60 or 61 A.D.  London's position lead to more invasions. ... Read more »

 
 
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The third day of my London trip - Jun 29, 2009, by danpop
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London,United Kingdom - Feb 4, 2015, by adam
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Visiting European capitals - May 23, 2009, by bicska
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What to know about the Westminster Abbey - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
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