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Great St Paul’s Cathedral: Famous Landmark of London

St Paul’s Cathedral is Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, built in glowing Portland stone, crowned by the magnificent dome; a famous landmark on the skyline of the City of London. St. Paul’s contains many interesting artefacts and fine memorials to great Britons. The wide flight of steps leads to the superb west, a double storey portico and the two Baroque towers. The left tower houses the largest bell in England, “Great Paul” cast in 1882 weighing 17 tonnes.

London Travel Advisor: Big Ben Chimes for New Year

Big Ben: London’s Clock Tower. Big Ben is actually the massive bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg). The building is known as the Palace of Westminster and the clock tower is sometimes called St Stephen’s Tower, although it is commonly referred to as Big Ben.