Big Ben: London's Clock Tower
The History of Big Ben
The Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire in 1834. In 1844, it was decided the new buildings for the Houses of Parliament should include a tower and a clock. A clock tower was built at Westminster in 1856.
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The clock tower looks spectacular at night when the four clock faces are illuminated.