Ten Must See Places in United Kingdom

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10. Big Ben and Elizabeth Tower – The Icon of London

big-benBig Ben is the world’s most famous and recognizable clock. Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster, often refer to the clock tower. The tower is now officially called the Elizabeth Tower, after being renamed in 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. The tower was completed in 1858 and now has become one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London.

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