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How Big Ben Originally Got Its Nickname

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The tower is officially known as Elizabeth Tower, renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012.Previously it was known simply as the Clock Tower. But how did it get its nickname? The Presurfer

PLP Architecture unveils the design for London's first timber tower

Architects are finally recognizing the versatility of wood by building innovative timber-framed structures that offer an alternative to traditional steel and concrete construction. Over the last few decades, the trend of building with timber has expanded to include such challenging buildings as high-rises. Show More Summary

England can be captivating for children

At the Tower of London, the Beefeater tour plays off kids in a fun way — mine were captivated by the medieval knight who demonstrated sword-fighting tactics, nearly killing his squire. First tour the theater to learn about how and why...Show More Summary

World's skinniest tower erected in Brighton, England

The design of the British Airways i360 was hatched by the same duo who created the London Eye. David Marks and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield Architects, based in London, dreamed up the moving observation tower, and then worked to turn that dream into a real-life addition to the Brighton skyline. Show More Summary

Brexit campaigners take to the water in bizarre flotilla battle

A flotilla of fishing boats backing a Brexit sailed up the River Thames. Around 50 vessels passed under London’s Tower Bridge a week ahead of the EU referendum. A boat supporting the Remain campaign also took part in the standoff. Produced by Claudia Romeo. Original reporting by Barbara Tasch. Join the conversation about this story »

ProcureCon Marketing – Day One at the Leading-Edge Procurement Conference

Categories: The ProcureCon Marketing event at London's Tower Hotel kicked off on a grey June morning, but with a good level of enthusiasm amongst delegates. There were over 100 there at kick off at 8.45am, and it filled up to around the 200 as the morning went on. Show More Summary

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

London’s Tower Bridge was built in the late nineteenth century and spans the River Thames, connecting Tower Hamlets to the north and Southwark to the south. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, the central span of the bridge can be raised and lowered to allow ships through. Show More Summary

ProcureCon Marketing Conference – a Great Line-up for Next Week’s Event

Categories: We’re only a week away from the ProcureCon Marketing conference at London’s Tower Hotel on June 14th - 16th. It’s amazing really – not too many years ago, such an event could have been held in the back of a black cab, as precious few procurement functions had much real influence over marketing spend. Show More Summary

A new location for Henry Moore's "Old Flo" in the East End

It looks as if Henry Moore's "Old Flo"might finally be returning to the East End of London - and my home borough of Tower Hamlets. That would also mean one of the oddest stories about ownership of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

More Backlash from London’s Empty Towers

London exemplifies a global trend: property warehoused by the global wealthy, to the detriment of the people who live there.

Explore London’s Art Deco Architecture with New Map of City’s Best Buildings

Gad about town and discover dozens of the city's most stylish, streamlined structures with this handy guide Amid the quirky towers and classic architecture spread across London, glitzy examples from the Art Deco age abound—if you know where to find them. Thankfully, Art Deco fans in the U.K. Show More Summary

London's tallest residential building is mostly empty because it is two-thirds owned by wealthy foreigners

Vast portions of the tallest residential tower in London are unoccupied for the majority of the year because their wealthy owners live elsewhere, according to an excellent analysis by The Guardian. Apartments in the Tower at St. George's...Show More Summary

Time to Build This London Landmark out of LEGO — Design News

Pin it Tick tock! London's most famous clock tower is LEGO's latest model kit. Check out the Big Ben set: READ MORE »

LEGO Creator Big Ben

LEGO set 10253 features London’s world famous Elizabeth Tower, aka Big Ben. The set consists of 4,163 pieces, including an all-new printed clock face, the titular bell and lots of tan minifig statues. It also has a mechanism to turn the clock. Drops 7/1/16 for $250.

LEGO Is Releasing a 4,000 Brick Set of London’s Big Ben

Big Ben, one of London’s most iconic landmarks, has been reproduced as a detailed LEGO Creator set. Standing 60cm tall, the toy replica is made up of over 4,000 bricks and boasts a faithful re-creation of the clock tower’s many facades. Featuring four adjustable dials, a removable roof with entry to the belfry, a detailed section […]

Trapped in the Tower of London

Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is a viscerally immediate film, but it’s also profoundly cool, sometimes to a fault. In one early scene, Dr. Robert Laing, an anatomy professor played with distant grace by Tom Hiddleston, peels away the face of a recently deceased schizophrenic for his students. Show More Summary

Winners of the RIBA London 2016 Awards announced

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A new home for the Ravens in the Tower of London; a Japanese-take on the London terraced house; and a new centre of excellence for brain research were last night among 36 projects named as winners of the prestigious RIBA London Award for architectural excellence in the capital. Show More Summary

Senegal to the East End: The Journey That Forged West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate

It’s fitting that rising West Ham have a player made of iron in midfield. What is more remarkable is how Cheikhou Kouyate got there. The towering man's journey from Dakar, Senegal, to London's East End was long and risky. West Ham are...Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' star Isaac Wright drops hints about future Bran visions

Warning: Contains spoilers aplenty from Game of Thrones Season 6, episode 3. LONDON — So, that Tower of Joy scene, eh? The long-awaited flashback sequence we saw in episode three was something of a double-edged sword: on the one hand...Show More Summary

Tickets Are Now on Sale For the World’s Tallest Slide

Ever since London hosted the Olympics in 2012 there has been a gargantuan addition to the city’s skyline. The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower is the largest piece of public art in Britain, and it has now been given a seriously inspired update. Called “The Slide,” it is quite literally a slide that will be the tallest […]

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