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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 #25 of 1,120 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

it is truly the most beautiful site in London, and the Brits wont let you go in!!!! oh well, you will surely see the outside many times , so don't worry. Many buses go there and close to Waterloo train station. Close to the eye (Ferris wheel) and Parliament and West Minister Abbey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Ooh the famous Big Ben, you can see it in tour (only if you are british) but from the outside is more than enough, the street is really crowded.

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Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

For anyone interested in London and british history a visit at Big Ben is a must. If possible make a visit in the evening possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband organised this and I must admit that I hadn't been looking forward to it but I am so glad that I went. The tour was informative and interesting, the guide was engaging but not tediously so and the climb was not too bad, there were three stops on the way up and down so it was very doable.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

while in london you must go there. its a nice river side and good outlets around there. You can get great photos of it from most angles and also from places like the London Eye If you plan to go into parliament house be sure to check in advance

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Olivos, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place is a Must during your stay in London. You can take a lot of pictures from all angles. One of my favorite places

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

How can you not go? It's one of the most famous landmarks in the world. If you like history, don't miss it. It's beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The architecture is stunning , the Houses of Parliament show you the true history of london, it's worth seeing these by foot as will as taking a boat ride to see a different perspective of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You cannot go to London and not visit Big Ben and Oxford street!! Its like a requirement. Its majestic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Big Ben and Parliament house is what you think of when you think of London and they are truly iconic. You can get great photos of it from most angles and also from places like the London Eye. Definitely somewhere to go if you're in London. If you plan to go into parliament house be sure to check in advance... More

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