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Big Ben
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Private Tour: Big Ben to Covent Garden Tour in London
Ranked #5 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

At the Palace of Westminster in London you just cannot miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We arranged a tour up to the top of Big Benm with our MP. We were up there when the clock struck 12 - very very loud!

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“A true landmark.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Great to see in real life, such an iconic landmark in London's skyline.  But nothing too spectacular.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Big Ben is so well known that it's hardly worth craning your neck to view it. If you do go, don't miss the excellent statue of Queen Boudeca in her scything chariot nearby

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Is really great to see and even better is you get to hear the bells.

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