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Article: 5 Unique Sounds You Will Find In The UK

If you are living in the UK or visited the UK, you might have heard these sounds. Here's a list of 5 sounds that you will only hear in the UK.


THE CHIMES OF BIG BEN

Built-in 1859, Big Ben is the largest of the five bells on The Elizabeth Tower which is at the north end of the Palace of Westminister in London. Widely known as Clock Tower, it is one of the most famous destinations in the UK. The Chimes of Big Ben are one of the unique sounds you will experience in the UK.



WOOD PIGEON CALLS

Wood Pigeons are the most common type of pigeon to appear in gardens across the UK. The 'cooing sound' makes it distinct from other wildlife you may find here.




FOOTBALL CHANTS

You will never find a Football stadium in the UK without its iconic chants. Even though the chants vary from team to team, the British chants are very well known with fans around the world. Here are some of the popular chants from the UK:




POLICE SIRENS

The sirens for Police and other emergency services vary in different countries. The traditional UK siren"nee-naw" has mostly been replaced with sirens similar to American-style wail, yelp or phaser. These sirens work between the frequencies of 1KHz to 3KHz, as our ears are most sensitive in this range. Here's how the police sirens sound in the UK.



LONDON UNDERGROUND TUBE JOURNEY

The ambiance of the London Underground is unique with its announcements and train sounds. The noise from the Jubilee Line 1966 stock trains, rumbles from the tunnel, announcements featuring 'Mind the Gap', and chattering of busy commuters build a distinct soundscape. You will never experience this in any other part of the world.




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