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Westminster, London

 

Westminster District of London

 

Westminster, London - Home to the British Government and diplomatic services Westminster / Charing Cross -
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The Westminster District of London is home to the British Government and diplomatic services, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square - Nelson's Column, The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery

The Palace of Westminster, the Clock Tower - Houses of Parliament - Portcullis House - Big Ben

Big Ben Facts about the face of the Great Clock of Westminster. The hour hand is 2.7 metres (9 ft) long and the minute hand is 4.3 metres (14 ft) long.

The nickname Big Ben is the subject of some debate. The nickname was applied first to the Great Bell; it may have been named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell, or after boxing's English Heavyweight Champion Benjamin Caunt. Now Big Ben is used to refer to the clock, the tower and the bell collectively, although the nickname is not universally accepted as referring to the clock and tower. Some authors of works about the tower, clock and bell sidestep the issue by using the words Big Ben first in the title, then going on to clarify that the subject of the book is the clock and tower as well as the bell.


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