This is not Big Ben

This is the Elizabeth Tower, a clock tower at the side of the Houses of Parliament in London. Big Ben is a bell. It is to be found inside the tower.

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Houses of Parliament

Across the River Thames in the heart of London can be seen the Houses of Parliament, containing the House of Commons (the lower house) and the House of Lords (the upper house), where the seat of government for the UK resides.

Fish and Chips

Many years ago this would be served in a sheet of old newspaper, and the only condiment would be malt vinegar.

Fish and chips, considered a national dish of the UK, hasn’t changed all that much (except it is now much dearer, even in relative terms), and with mushy peas, tartar sauce and the ubiquitous tomato ketchup, it makes one extremely filling, and farly nutritious meal.

Olympicene molecule

There was even a special molecule made for the London Olympics 2012, a group of five carbon rings bound together (based on the new wonder material, graphene), and named of course: olympicene.