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Address: Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament | Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 3000
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more...

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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It is so beautiful sceniary and amazing construction. I took a lot of photo there and every photo were great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is so beautiful sceniary and amazing construction. I took a lot of photo there and every photo were great!

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Big Ben is a huge part of London and an icon that I always love to see one of my favourite places to visit.

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Check the famous building during the night, when it is shining like a star. A favorite photo spot. Take a rental bike, go on the other side of the river (South Bank) and continue towards Tower Bridge. It is a very nice night ride with a spectacular views of midnight London.

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What is there to say about the iconic Big Ben. We had a great day visiting the Houses of Parliament. It's just amazing walking around inside this building. To see the chamber of Lords and the Commons and read about its history is fantastic. Well worth the visit. Guides and staff are great.

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It's a beautiful clock right outside the underground. It's very impressive and of course a must see!

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You have to see it when you're in London. It's near the bridge and next to the river. So you even see the London Eye.

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...that I love Big Ben so. It never ceases to amaze me how inspired I am to walk out of Westminster station and see the House of Parliament and the famous clock tower that is the home to the Big Ben bell. Easy views of the London Eye, the Thames and Whitehall this is a tourist (or appreciative Londoner) venue... More 

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The buildings themselves were huge and impressive, but touring inside them was awesome! We had a guided tour and learned so many interesting things we hadn't known before! Hearing Big Ben chime was a plus!

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It can be seen from distance because of the size. Hence the tourists spread at the area around it. If you take photos on the pedestrian path please mind your step and ensure your safety and you don't block it.

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This makes london one of the best cities, it gives it a special touch and it makes an iconic image, this is a must see.

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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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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