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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th November 1960 TV presenter Jonathan Ross was born in Camden, London.
17th November 1877 Gilbert/Sullivans operette Sorcerer, premieres in London
17th November 1842 Opera Linda di Chamounix is produced (London)
The name Big Ben actually refers to the 13-ton bell inside.
Location: Westminster, SW1A 0AA
Description: The great London landmark that is 'Big Ben', that spreads its timely view across the capital has a secret... 'Big Ben' does not refer to the tower or the clock face...but to the 13-ton bell inside! Well now you know!
Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold