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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 19, 2016

The Elizabeth Tower, aka Big Ben, is among London's most iconic landmarks – a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting London. Big Ben is the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg). The clock tower...More

47  Thank Sandygranny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 7, 2010

In my opinion there's nothing special with Big Ben. It's just a clocktower and the only thing you can do is to take a couple of pictures which takes like 1 minute? It's good that it's right in front of the tube station so you...More

12  Thank ViccyVictoria
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I went to London on the 14th of October with my school. London is very big and cool. The shycrapers are very large and majestic and the city is beautiful and it's sad because big ben in constructions.

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Reviewed yesterday

The tower is leaning and they are trying to work on it. It was completely covered by scaffolding accept for the face.

Thank JscottHouston_Texas
Reviewed yesterday

Another London site not to be missed and again best visited not midday when the area is so heavy with tourists.

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed yesterday

Pretty much covered up, as is a large area of the Houses of Parliament. Iconic landmarks that currently hold no value in your picture album.

Thank JWCRiyadh
Reviewed yesterday

We were not able to see Big Ben but saw plenty of scaffolding. They are doing a major restoration of the London icon. I hope it will be back to it's historic glory soon.

Thank Llouann C
Reviewed yesterday

The Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower, popularly know as Big Ben are part of the iconic London skyline. Trips around the buildings are available and guided by trained guides. Unfortunately the Tower and some of the clock faces are under wraps while restoration...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live here and go to this area a lot, if you come "to see Big Ben" you will be disappointed, it has been covered in heavy cladding last few years. However go around the Houses of Parliament, try to book a tour inside. Wander...More

1  Thank l-globetrotter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sadly not much to see at the moment as Big Ben is under wraps for renovations and a serious makeover which will probably take a great deal of time . Not unlike the renovation of the Prince Albert memorial in Hyde Park which took many...More

Thank MadamedeSevigne
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for the Big Ben Clock and to my disappointment that it is currently covered with scaffoldings and being renovated to preserve its history. on the brighter side it gave me an idea of how big the Big Ben clock is and its...More

Thank EarleLim
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Currently covered in scaffolding but it was still worth stopping by. My first time. Will return when the work has been done.

Thank Ste C
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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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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