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Big Ben

| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous clock tower which stands at the Houses of Parliament. The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The Elizabeth Tower was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May. The Great Bell's strikes were heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September. All visits to Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours are now suspended due to refurbishment with the last tour having taken place on 16 December 2016. Tours are scheduled to resume in early 2020 once the work is complete. Visitors can still book tickets for a number of other tours at the Houses of Parliament which take place on Saturdays throughout the year and on weekdays during Parliamentary recesses.
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Majestic. Beautiful. Wonderful. Every time when in London I always wander around Ben. I can't imagine London without this significant tower.

Thank AnnaKurcinova
Reviewed yesterday

always gives you the time of day 24 hours a day 4 clocks on one building it is the largest clock tower in England

Thank lfccapturer1664
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a huge clock and one of the land marks of London, you can see it from far and from many angles

Thank Khaled Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another late review from my visit to London. Five stars for the beautiful landmark. I liked the clock so much that I had to buy a mini Big Ben to take home from a souvenir shop, for myself, of course! I think it's cute to...More

Thank NoraFrydman
Reviewed 2 days ago

The clock tower is beautiful. You can actually see it from pretty much everywhere in central London (from Trafalgar Square, from Buckingham Palace, etc.). The clock itself is so huge that you can check what time it is even from a great distance such as...More

Thank polyksena
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well, what to say about Big Ben. It was hidden by scaffolding the last time I saw it, but still, it is THE landmark of London. I still remember the expression on the face of my 9 year old nephew when we exited Westminster tube...More

Thank enthusiast1955
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of those iconic places that is fixed in you mind when you think of London. Though it has been silenced for the next 4 years just before we arrived, it is still amazing to view from the Westminster Bridge. Although there are many different...More

Thank oest112755
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nod to the past, and a bow from the present. Iconic piece of London skyline and a memory of days gone past. Lovely bit of heritage.

Thank Jalexscott
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of london's most popular attractions. We were in London a few days before the big ben maintenance work started during which the bell will be silenced for 4 years.

Thank Al3alawi
Reviewed 2 days ago

The bell is silent, the tower is covered in scaffolding, but still worth a visit, as always. If you angle your photos correctly, you can keep the scaffolding out of shot.

Thank Notmyrealname32
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
it depends where they are starting the renovation of big ben. but big ben is really BIG. it has a great view from many angles even as far from the other side of the river. i bet you will still get a great view of it... More
11 August 2017|
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Response from The_Traveling_Bubbs | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We would say taking the train is your best bet. The Tube (Underground) is an easy to move around the city. Unfortunately all tourist places are not nearby Big Ben. All the major landmarks are spread out around the... More
Pooja M
27 June 2017|
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Response from neeraj2boby | Reviewed this property |
yes and no.... almost whole of the main city...