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Address: Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament | Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 3000
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more...

Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more popularly known as Big Ben. Although often referred to as Big Ben, this is actually the nickname of the bell housed within Elizabeth Tower - and Big Ben's official name is the Great Bell. UK residents can arrange a tour of Elizabeth Tower through their local MP or member of the House of Lords. Unfortunately these tours are not available to non-UK residents. A tour takes you up the 334 stone spiral steps to the top of Elizabeth Tower to hear Big Ben strike the hour. As well as seeing a spectacular view of London from 62 metres up the tower, you also go behind the clock faces and have the opportunity to visit the mechanism room to learn about how the clock works in the 21st Century.

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I live next door, and I walk by it every morning. Such a beautiful thing to see on my way to work. Well preserved piece of architecture right there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live next door, and I walk by it every morning. Such a beautiful thing to see on my way to work. Well preserved piece of architecture right there.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building... too bad you can't visit it, but still allows for great pictures, especially at night time.

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this was one of the best place i have ever explored , amazing attraction and relaxing place , wow i loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess no human being stepping in London will leave the city without seeing Big Ben and walk down to Westminster Bridge. It is a pity that i could do it only late evening when i was there. However i was totally impressed by illuminated Big Ben Tower prouldy representing the royal city. Simply it is a must once you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I used to see the Clock Tower of London in pictures and always wondered what made it so popular... until the day I was there. It literally is a spectacular masterpiece of neoclassical gothic architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great experience to see the awe inspiring workmanship that made Elizabeth Tower. Being at the top when the Big Ben struck 12 was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very beautiful at day and night. Easy to go by Tube. Close to London Eye and Westminster Abbey. Can visit them together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its biggest, and beautiful, with the river Thames on one side, and the London eye on the other, try pizza pancake near Big Ben

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the views of the area during an evening walk. Great views of the city, easy access via the subway and perfect for everyone. Very close to the London Eye.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is one of its kind with the big clock tower visible from the distance and is the hall mark of London ,British era.

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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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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