London panorama captured from Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames looking west along the South Bank towards Festival Pier, Hungerford Bridge, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
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The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster is referred to by Londoners, and almost everyone else, as Big Ben, despite this name only referring to the clock’s great bell with its instantly recognisable chime. The tower itself was given the official name of ‘Elizabeth Tower’ in 2012, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, before this the tower was known simply as Clock Tower.
Situated at the north end of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) its image is often used to symbolise London and the United Kingdom. Designed by the architect Augustus Pugin, completed in 1858, and standing at 96 metres tall, it houses the largest 4-faced chiming clock in the world.
Panorama looking across Westminster towards the City of London, with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the BT Tower (Telecom Tower), the London Eye, Lambeth Palace, Shellmex House and over in the City, visible are Tower 42, the Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral. Zoom in to view the details and spot Nelson’s Column, the Oxo […]
This London skyline panorama features almost all the major London landmarks from the London Eye (Millennium Wheel), St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the turrets of Lambeth Palace, the Gherkin, Tower 42 (the Natwest Tower), the BT Tower (Telecom Tower), the British Museum, The Sea Life London Aquarium at the old County […]