Big Ben the world’s most famous clock celebrates its 154 birthday today. The 320 foot tall clock, located at the top of St. Stephen’s Tower in Westminster, London chimed for the first time on May 31, 1859. The iconic clock weighs over 13 tons and has four sides with a dial on each side. Big Ben was designed to be centerpiece of St. Stephen’s Tower, the headquarter of the British Houses of Parliament.
Millions of visitors travel every year to see Big Ben at the St. Stephen’s Tower in London. At night each of Big Ben’s four dials are illuminated, creating a beacon over the London skyline. In addition, a light above Big Ben is also lit to inform the public when the British Parliament is in session.
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