HISTORY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH’S II TOWER

ELIZABETH TOWER

Big Ben is the name of Queen Elizabeth’s II tower. Elizabeth’s tower is in London the bell is about 315 foot tall. It has 11 floors.Big Ben is the most famous clock tower in London and one of the most visited tourist spots in England.

Big Ben is located at the north end of the palace of  Westminster in London. The address of Big Ben is Westminster, London SW1A oAA, UK. Big Ben is a nick name for the Great Bell. Big Ben opened in May 31st of 1857.   It is about 96 meters. It is near the minster that Guy Fawkes tried to explode but got caught. Big Ben is near a big river if you go on top of big Ben you could see lots of London. The clock was renamed in 2012.

The name Big Ben is often used to describe the clock tower that is part of the Palace of Westminster. Officially Big Ben does not refer to the clock tower but instead to the huge thirteen ton Great Bell located at the top of the 320-foot-high. Officially the name was changed to Elizabeth tower marking the historic Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

On the 31st of may 2019  Big Ben will be 160 years.The large Bell itself strikes to the musical note of E every hour on dot!The bell is 2.28 tall and 2.75.It is so loud, you can feel the vibrations in your body if you stand in the belfry. It is grey, with some green marks.

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