"About Big ben and the bell of Big Ben" Top 5 Page for this destination United Kingdom Things to Do Tip by dr.firas

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by dr.firas

The great bell cracked, was recast and cracked again, giving us the famous, flawed, resonating boom.
Why Big Ben?
There are Two answers - either can be chosen.
It could have been named after Sir Benjamin Hall, or perhaps, it was named by workmen who brought the bell from Whitechapel Foundry on cart pulled by 16 white horses. Their hero of the day was benjamin Caunt.

Address: London

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2004
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