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Big Ben

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Temporarily Closed 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...more
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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Reviewed today via mobile

Ugh scaffold scaffold scaffold! That's what you will see when you visit Big Ben this year. I believe it's supposed to be completed by 2020 but the build itself us still gorgeous. You can still manage to get a shot of the clock...barely! But hey...More

Thank FinSym
Reviewed today

Big Ben was under construction when we were there so didn't get the full affect of it and we were disappointed.

Thank LouiseHShrewsbury_MA
Reviewed today

Big Ben was covered by scaffolding except for one of the clock faces. It will be under renovation through 2019. The clock face you see will change as one side is finished and they start work on another side.

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed today

The only reason I gave a 2 is because it is under renovation and I don't want the reader to feel disappointed when they get to Big Ben. The ageless face of the clock is on full display though ...so there is still something left...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed today

I was so excited to see Big Ben, but I didn't realize it was closed for renovations. The only thing you can see beyond scaffolding covering the entire tower is the clock itself. Hopefully, renovations are complete soon. My low rating was given on the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed today via mobile

Any visit to London is incomplete without visiting the Big Ben please do visit with your friends and family it's a must

Thank sharjeelcool
Reviewed today

I didn't do the research before hand to know it was covered in scaffolding so my daughter was very disappointed when we walked there to see it completely covered.

Thank lisa31w
Reviewed today

Rocked up to see a giant clock. To my surprise all I saw was scaffolding. While the scaffolding was impressive, and there was a lift on it (a nice surprise)-I couldn't help but be underwhelmed by it all. There is better scaffolding in other parts...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed today

Disappointed & bad timing for our kids as it was surround by scaffolding and it was their first visit

Thank elunedevans
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Big Ben in September 2018. Currently under repair and closed to the public. Surrounded by scaffolding

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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
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from jcmschneider | Reviewed this property |
We did our own walking tours as there was so much to see and do around Westminster. We got a map of the subway system and bought an Oyster card which we used for the 4 days we were there. Much cheaper and quick way to get... More
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Ahmedabdelaal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cheryl Your journey will start from the airport, First buy oyster card from the machine using cash or CC you will spent at much 12 £ /day nothing more.this could use for all transportation facilities inside London... More
December 17, 2017|
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Response from ahmed t | Reviewed this property |
No , sorry