For those who love history:
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower.
The tower is officially known as Elizabeth Tower, renamed as such to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (prior to being renamed in 2012 it was known as the “Clock Tower” or St. Stephen’s Tower).
The size of Big Ben (including the tower) is 96.3 meters. Big Ben’s clock is the biggest four faced clock on the planet. To reach the top one must climb 334 steps. There is no elevator installed.
Six million people visit London each year, and most of them will visit Westminster and see the clock tower.
The tower is the most popular landmark in the United Kingdom.