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London History: Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben’s 5 Secrets

DW Euromaxx – After years of renovation work, London’s famous landmark finally sounds again: Big Ben! We take you on a tour of the inside of the tower and reveal five secrets about it. This much in advance: The tower is not called Big Ben…

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the northeast end of the Palace of Westminster. The nickname is frequently extended to refer also to the clock and to the entire clock tower.

In 2012, the official name of the tower was changed to “Elizabeth Tower” to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond (60th year as queen) Jubilee.


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Big Ben: The time machine

Credit: PjrTravel / Alamy

Big Ben, the world’s most famous clock has been under wraps for four years, its iconic bell silenced. This year, restored to its former glory, Big Ben once again shows its face.

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Richmond: Down by the river

Credit: Maurizio Rellini

Between Richmond and Hampton Court is a storied stretch of the River Thames, whose banks are lined with grand houses, royal parks and Henry VIII’s favourite palace.

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King Arthur’s Cornwall: Searching for Camelot

Tintagel Castle. Credit: Matt Jessop

The timeless legends of King Arthur and his brave knights live on in the magical landscapes of North Cornwall.

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London Walks: Somerset House To Golden Jubilee Bridge & Southbank (4K)

Afternoon stroll from Somerset House 🏛, passing through the Strand and crossing the Golden Jubilee Bridge from Embankment to Southbank.

Somerset House, London’s arts centre, is the starting point for today’s afternoon walk. It’s a quiet corner, built on the foundations of one of Europe’s most beautiful courtyards. We then take a walk down the Strand, London’s first street with a numbered address, before crossing the River Thames from Embankment to Southbank, one of the city’s liveliest areas for alfresco dining and drinking.

Date filmed: Wednesday – May 12, 2021

Video Timeline: 00:00 Somerset House 11:17 Strand 26:30 Charing Cross Station 26:55 Villiers Street 30:28 Victoria Embankment Gardens 33:23 Embankment Station 34:40 Golden Jubilee Bridges 42:50 The Queen’s Walk / Southbank 50:30 London Eye 54:14 Westminster Bridge / Big Ben

Travel Video: ‘Double-Decker Bus Tour’ -Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London

Double-Decker Bus Tour

What better way to enjoy the highlights of London than from on board a double-decker bus.

Enjoy great views of the capital’s iconic sights, both old and new, including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge & The London Eye. The Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour includes a photo stop at Westminster Abbey, burial place of Britain’s monarchs and the host for coronations and many royal weddings since its construction in the eleventh century.