Jan 14, 2012

Hello Ben

After a nice sunny day of strolling around, we ended up at the Westminster Tube stop where we strolled along the Embankment and then across with bridge to get a closer look at the London Eye, the aquarium and watch the boats on the Thames (did you know the Thames is the second longest river in the UK?). The views were impressive, but we thought, "Wouldn't it be more dramatic at night?" and so we popped into a pub.

After eating fish and chips with mushy peas and downing a pint, we strolled outside to this lovely view.

Big Ben, which everyone believes to be the tower, clock and bell, is actually the name of the bell. The clock is the Great Clock and the tower is the Clock Tower. It was built in 1859.

For those of you who like to be creative with your cell/mobile phones, download Big Ben ringtones here.

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Big Ben
Wikipedia Big Ben


  1. Did you meet Lady Catherine de Bourgh on your visit?

  2. Look kids... it's Big Ben!