Hotels near Big Ben - London

Hotels near  Big Ben - London

The clock tower looks spectacular at night when the four clock faces are illuminated. <br /> Each dial is 23 feet square (49.15 square metres)<br /> Big Ben's minute hands are 14 feet long (4.26 metres)<br /> The figures on the face of Big Ben are two feet high (0.6 metres)<br /> A special light above the clock faces is also illuminated, letting the public know when parliament is in session.<br /> Big Ben's timekeeping is strictly regulated by a stack of coins placed on the huge pendulum. Big Ben has rarely stopped. Even after a bomb destroyed the Commons chamber during the Second World War, the clock tower survived and Big Ben continued to strike the hours.<br /> <br /> The chimes of Big Ben were first broadcast by the BBC on 31 December 1923, a tradition that continues to this day.<br /> The Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire in 1834. In 1844, it was decided the new buildings for the Houses of Parliament should include a tower and a clock. The bell was refashioned in Whitechapel in 1858 and the clock first rang across Westminster on 31 May 1859.<br /> Just two months later, Big Ben cracked. A lighter hammer was fitted and the bell rotated to present an undamaged section to the hammer. This is the bell as we hear it today.<br /> The origin of the name Big Ben is not known, although two different theories exist.<br /> The first is that is was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the first commissioner of works, a large man who was known affectionately in the house as "Big Ben".<br /> The second theory is that it was named after a heavyweight boxing champion at that time, Benjamin Caunt. Also known as "Big Ben", this nickname was commonly bestowed in society to anything that was the heaviest in its class.

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Hotels near Big Ben - London