1) Big Ben was named after "Big Ben" Caunt, who was a famous bareknuckle boxer in Victorian London, OR 2) Big Ben was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who was Commissioner of Works when the bell was cast.
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We are celebrating the 150th birthday of London's most beloved landmark, Big Ben. Our project is a community celebration, opening up Big Ben to people around the world.
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