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|Big Ben Chimes for London
- Tourists vote clock tower number one in recognition survey
LONDON'S most memorable sight is Big Ben, according to a survey of visitors to the capital.
The local tourist board asked a sample of British and foreign tourists which place or structure most represented London and Big Ben, the clock tower that sits adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, came top of the pile.
Second was the Tower of London, third Oxford Street. Big Ben is the sight most often chosen by filmmakers when they introduce a London scene. The Eiffel Tower does a similar job for Paris, the Opera House for Sydney and the Statue of Liberty for New York.
After Oxford Street in the survey came top department store Harrods in fourth and then the London Eye, perhaps the first new attraction to register in visitors' imaginations for decades.