Big Ben and Westminster Bridge, London (@ Alex Holland/Corbis)
- Some claim this building was named after the 19th century English bare-knuckle boxer Ben Caunt.""But does this politician\s role sound more plausible?
- In 2008, the glittering golden monument across Westminster Bridge was voted Britain\s favourite landmark.""Do you want to see how spectacular it is close up?
- The 13.8-tonne bell that chimes in the clock tower here was cast in Whitechapel on this day, 1858.""It is thought to have taken 18 hours to pull it up the 61-metre belfry
- Did you know the iconic timepiece pictured can sometimes he heard bonging 13 times instead of 12?""It\s all to do with the speed of sound, apparently