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Big Ben

Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament | Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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Ranked #23 of 1,085 attractions in London
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Puchong, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Well, you might only go over there either in the daytime or night. Do visit it in the night, get someone who understanding night photography, you will see the different faces of Big Ben.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A must see london iconic sight. Best seen @ night very easily accessible. The detailing is magnificent.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Hotel was just across the Thames from the Tower and we loved the view. It's crowded nearly all the time on the bridge; best in the late evening or the early morning. Beautiful architecture.

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

big ben is a must see attraction when your visiting London, if you can get there at new year, even better as the view is spectacular

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in London you have to see this, it is probably the most famous landmark. It is a clock tower and that is all it is. The architecture is nice, 10 minutes is enough to see it from the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the most iconic landmark in London. This is a great view whether on boat or land. It is very impressive to be right there. You can make half a day touring the Houses of Parliament and seeing Big Ben up close. A must-do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As I'm sure you've heard Big Ben, the Bell is in the bell tower of the Palace of Westminster - the building. The building itself is beautiful, and most so at night as the sun it setting or after sunset, when all lit up. It's likely you won't need to seek this out as you will pass it on any... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The mother of Parliaments. When I'm on my way to work I always go pass this place and I feel o bit of Britishness in me. I'm from the USA and I love coming through this place with my bike. All the tourists that I go pass are so happy, taking pictures of Big ben and themselves with Big Ben... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you want to feel like you are really in London, you have to go to Big Ben. Walking out of Westminster Tube Station and being right underneath gives you the most impressive first impression. The bells can be heard in the surrounding area and it's magical. I got to experience New Year's Eve there and it was breathtaking.

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Big Ben is a must see in London! The size, beauty, and details are absolutely amazing! To get a great view of Big Ben be sure and ride the London Eye or take the City River Cruise for amazing views. It is one of those things you just have to see and take in!

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