Big Ben

Many people mean the Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament when they say Big Ben. In fact, Big Ben is the nickname of the Great Bell. The Great Bell is the official name of the biggest bell within the Clock Tower. This thirteen ton bell was named after the first chief commissionner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall. He was a member of Parliament and introduced an Act of Parliament that established environmental and sanitary improvements in London.
There are four other bells in this Tower. The Clock Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in London. It looks very spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated.
When parliament is in session, a light shines above the clock face.

City Hall

City Hall is home of the Mayor of London and the greater London Authority. It opened in July 2002 and stands on the South Bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge. The Shape of the building is unusual; it has no front or back and is a bit egg-like. Its surface area is reduced in order to improve the energy efficiency. The building with ten floors is open to the public each weekday.
City Hall was designed by Norman Foster, a very famous English architect.

The London Eye

The London Eye was opened in March 2000 by Brithish Airways and is now a famous landmark in London. The height of the London Eye is 135 metres and is stands on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges. On a clear day, visitors can see around 40 km from the top. Over 3.5 million people visit the London Eye every year and it is the most popular visitor attraction with entry fee in the UK.
The design of this attraction was used as a metaphor of the turning of the century.



The Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in London. It links the city of London at St. Paul's Cathedral with the Tate Modern Gallery at Bankside. The Millennium Bridge is 325 m long and made of steel. After the opening, the Londoners nicknamed the Bridge Wobbly Bridge because pedestrians felt an unexpected swaying motion. Further modifications eliminated this problem and the bridge was reopened in 2002 again.