Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks and was named after Benjamin Hall, the First Commissioner of Works. Another theory suggests that Big Ben is named after the heavyweight boxing champion of that time, Benjamin Caunt.
Even though Big Ben is one of the most visited attractions in London, the interior of the tower is not open for public. Residents of UK however can arrange for tours with the help of their Member of Parliament.
There are quite a number of Halal restaurants within easy reach of Big Ben. Most of these restaurants specialize in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.