The Brits are really doing this. I heard about the plans but thought it was a joke. Now it is official. London's Big Ben will be renamed to Elizabeth Tower to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne.
I was just last weekend in London. It is on of my favorite cities. I have seen Big Ben as well of course. You cannot miss it when exploring the city. Soon though you will have to call Big Ben Elizabeth tower.
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London already celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee earlier this month with a four day celebration. Wasn't that enough? I always liked the somewhat quirky name Big Ben for the clock tower. I actually do not think Elizabeth Tower will stick.
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