Big Ben (clock tower)
Was big ben a Gothic church?
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How did the famous clock Big Ben get its name?
Big ben is actualty the name of the bell that strikes the hours. The tune of the quarters peal is called "Westminster Chimes" although it originated in a church in Cambridge. Big Ben is synonymous as the Great Bell, the Clock and the Tower in which it is encased. Big Ben is actually named after Sir Benjamin Hall, a politician of the time.