Should Big Ben Tower Be Renamed After Elizabeth?

One of London, England’s most iconic landmarks is St. Stephen’s Tower, which is usually called “Big Ben” after the nickname of the large bell inside the tower.

However, recently British lawmakers proposed that the tower be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee of 60 years on the throne.

The motion notes that another tower at the Palace of Westminster was named after Queen Victoria when she reached her Diamond Jubilee and that this tribute would be a fitting way to honor the long-reigning monarch.

London will celebrate the jubilee this summer with an enormous festival including concerts, parades and a royal procession.