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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th June 1837 Queen Victoria receives the news from the Archbishop of Canterbury that her uncle William IV had died and she was now queen.
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