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The clock tower in London that holds the Big Ben bell is going to be renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queen the House of Commons has confirmed.

It follows a campaign, backed by most MPs and the three main party leaders, to rename the tower in recognition of the Queen's 60 year reign.

This is not the first time a part of the Palace of Westminster has been renamed in honour of a monarch.

Parliaments other tower had its name changed from the Kings Tower to Victoria Tower in the 19th century as a tribute to Queen Victoria who was the only other monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee.

Most people know the tower by its nickname Big Ben but that is actually the name of the 13 and a half ton bell inside it.

An ideal way to explore London is from The Grand Union Canal, one of the longest in the UK, which runs all the way from Birmingham into the heart of the capital.

The Paddington Arm, to Little Venice, and Regent Canal run close to the city centre passing through Regents Park.

These canals form part of a short circular cruising ring which includes the River Thames past the Houses of Parliament.

From our Canal Boat Holiday locations at Union Wharf, Gayton and Aldermanston you will be able to cruise the Grand Ring.

Moor up and explore the wonderful sights that the towpaths of London have to offer.

Explore the attractions of the city along the River Thames including The London Eye, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade,Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey.

Tower Bride, the Museum of London Docklands and the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace Westminster.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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