One of the great attractions to see in the area is Big Ben. All guests at the Belgrave Hotel will enjoy the ease at which they can get to this major UK attraction. In fact, from the hotel, it generally takes only quarter of an hour by tube to get to the famous clock tower and the Houses of Parliament, which means you’re in the heart of one of London’s most historically significant districts in a matter of minutes. In fact, hotels near Big Ben don’t normally offer such amazing proximity!
Hotels near Big Ben enjoy a great location, close to one of the most significant architectural sights in the country. Here’s some details about the UK’s most famous clock. Contrary to popular belief, Big Ben is actually the name of the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, not the tower itself. The bell weighs an astonishing 14 tons, and it’s believed that it was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the first Commissioner of Works.
As you might expect, the clock tower is the largest in Britain, with a diameter of 25 feet. The minute and hour hands are 14 and 9 feet long. Its chime may be heard from many of the hotels near Big Ben.
Construction work on this famous clock tower began in 1923. To this day it is still completely reliable and accurate. In fact, in the years that it has been in operation, itt has rarely ever stopped.
The chiming of the clock bell can be heard throughout all of London, and it’s one of the most iconic sounds of the city.
If you’re staying at the Belgrave Hotel, and you’d like some further information about how to reach this landmark attraction, simply talk to our friendly staff today. We’ll be happy to tell you how you can reach Big Ben in under half an hour.