Happy Birthday Big Ben!!!

One day soon I will visit London to see Big Ben and Oxford Street!

Is there any person in the world who has never heard about London’s Big Ben? But what do you know about this magnificent clock?

Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster and is usually regarded as the symbol of London. It is the biggest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower all over the globe. The clock building was finished on April 10, 1858, but only on the May 31, 1859, Big Ben rang for the first time over London. Its frame is made of cast iron and the clock faces are a gigantic – 23 feet (7 meters) in diameter. The numbers are two feet each, huge by any standards and there is engraved a phrase in Latin – “God save our Queen Victoria”. This colossal clock is still among the biggest clocks throughout the world. The major bell – Big Ben, officially known as the Great Bell, is the largest bell in the tower.

So now you can impress your young hot Russian girlfriend with your knowledge of the history of the most famous and popular London sight. And remember that punctuality is the politeness of kings, never be late on your dates with a beautiful Russian lady. 

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