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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 #12 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Must visit! its also one of the must visit place on your London's Trip. Loved it!! Just very near to everything. walk in the excellent London weather on awesome roads and there you will see everything together

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Big Ben, officially the Great Bell of Westminster, is the largest of the bells in the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster - the Houses of Parliament – and is so much more imposing in real life. Really this is a definite sight to see if you are gong to London, certainly my wife and I we were pleased... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Is like to be in a dream when you visit the Palace of Westminster and the Bib Ben, some sort of Harry Potter feeling may i say,

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Big Ben! When you think of London, you think of Big Ben. Such an iconic landmark. On a clear day, there is nothing like looking up at the clock tower with a clear blue sky in the background. The sound of the bells ringing on the hour is very cool. Stayed at the Marriott and had a beautiful view of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The famous Big Ben tower, formally known as Elizabeth Tower is an unmistakeable landmark located in Westminster as a part of the houses of parliament. Unfortunately tours inside this tower are reserved only for UK residents, who I believe have to write to their local MP to gain access. Unfortunately for the masses it is only just an essential photographic... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The hole area is awesome. Rich with history. And a mush for all to see if visiting London. Time your arrival around the hour so you could hear the famous Big Ben bells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to London many time, over the years but this iconic tower never ceases to captivate you. Its such a recognisable building to all travellers worldwide and must be one of the first stops for a photo shoot. Pity we did not make a booking this visit as they were all sold out. I wish I had a... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Elizabeth Tower, or Big Ben - we see it so many times. As someone who lives in the faraway Asia, visiting the site has always been my intention. As my eyes saw the famous tower for the first time, my jaw dropped and I could barely speak. I'm not exaggerating - it's just phenomenal. Metaphorically speaking, Big Ben is a... More 

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rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was great to stand by Big Ben and when it rang it was great also to see all the Houses of Parliament

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We walked to this place and served it from every angle ...near far everyday possible . The only regret is that we could not go up on it as the tours were already sold out 6 months in advance. So would ensure the same whenever I plan it next time. For those who ab to make visit please book in... More 

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