Name Change For Big Ben
One of London’s most famous landmarks is getting a new name. The clock tower known as “Big Ben” will be re-named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Big Ben” will now be known as “Elizabeth Tower” in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, marking sixty years on the throne. The 316 foot tower stands over Parliament and has a bell which rings every hour. Not only is it one of London’s most famous landmarks, Big Ben is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world and has appeared in numerous films, including ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Mars Attacks!’