London’s “Elizabeth Tower” is the most famous clocktower in the world. Inside, it houses the clock mechanism for four clock faces and five chiming bells. An interesting fact that most people do not know is that technically it is the largest bell, not the tower itself, that is called “Big Ben.” However, more commonly, the entire tower, clock mechanism, and bells are referred to as Big Ben. Learn more about its history HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

We have previously shown the clocktower being cleaned and reported that it will begin being renovated in 2017. In the meantime, please enjoy these five images of the famous clocktower taken by five independent photographers.

Photo (top): Tamara Menzi
Photo: Ming Jun Tan
Photo: Samuel Zeller
Photo: Jethro Stebbings
Photo: Sapan Patel

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