When it is quiet eg Sunday morning, you can certainly hear Big Ben in Kennington. It used to drive me mad so I moved away!
I nearly moved there a year or so ago. I could see the London Eye from the back of the house there. I'm sorry but my London geography isn't very strong so I can't answer whether or not it is Big Ben. Hope you settle in and enjoy living there tho!!
No,its in Westminster
I'm American.A co-worker from London told me that Big Ben is the clocktower,and the clock itself has another name which is not Big Ben.
I'm not picking at your question,dude,just curious.
Some information first!
The Clock Tower is a turret clock structure at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London, England. It is popularly known as Big Ben, but this name is actually a nickname for the clock's main bell. The tower has also been referred to as St. Stephen's Tower or The Tower of Big Ben, in reference to its bell.
The main bell, officially known as the Great Bell, is the largest bell in the tower and part of the Great Clock of Westminster. The bell is better known by the nickname Big Ben.
The name Big Ben was first given to a 14.5 tonne (16 ton) hour bell, cast on 10 April 1856 in Stockton-on-Tees by Warner's of Cripplegate. The bell was never officially named, but the legend on it records that the commissioner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall, was responsible for the order; another theory is that the bell may have been named after heavyweight boxer Benjamin Caunt who was popular at the time. There's also a story that the bell was to be called "Victoria" in honour of Queen Victoria, but the ceremonial speeches went on so long that some joker shouted out "Oh just call it Big Ben and have done with it!" and the name stuck.
Along with the main bell, the belfry houses four quarter bells which play the Westminster Quarters on the quarter hours. The four quarter bells are G sharp, F sharp, E, and B. They play a 20-chime sequence, 1-4 at quarter past, 5-12 at half past, 13-20 and 1-4 at quarter to, and 5-20 on the hour. Because the low bell (B) is struck twice in quick succession, there is not enough time to pull a hammer back, and it is supplied with two wrench hammers on opposite sides of the bell.
In answer to your question I think it is possible that you will hear Big Ben depending on wind conditions!!
But at least now you can listen for the chimes mentioned above!
Hope this helps!
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