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Big Ben

| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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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 Elizabeth Tower was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May. The Great Bell's strikes were heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September. All visits to Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours are now suspended due to refurbishment with the last tour having taken place on 16 December 2016. Tours are scheduled to resume in early 2020 once the work is complete. Visitors can still book tickets for a number of other tours at the Houses of Parliament which take place on Saturdays throughout the year and on weekdays during Parliamentary recesses.
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant architecture and iconic part of London's history. Well worth a visit although it's being refurbished for the next few years (2017)

Thank Steve B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As per the title I'm sure it would be excellant but it is covered in Scaffolding at the moment! Necessary maintenance no doubt. Oh well, an excuse to come back

Thank Leon M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was coming here a lot of time and always I was filing like it's the first time I been here. really beautiful

Thank Ana A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was eager to see Big Ben and when I saw it, it was nice to see it but unfortunately, it was undergoing maintenance work...

Thank jflm3232
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve seen it before but my partner hadn’t and was pretty disappointed when we came around the corner and it’s covered in scaffold lol. I know there’s nothing that you can do, just bad timing. Still impressive enough, but wouldn’t bother for a while unless...More

1  Thank gman174
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you think of England and London I bet one the first things that comes to your mind is Big Ben. It well justified. Be worn though it’s currently under construction for a couple years and does not bing.

Thank Jake S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just a pity that it is not chiming at present and being renovated and this will take a few years yet due to the intracacues the work but still worth a look though

Thank streakey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So disappointed to see BIG BEN in this state. Wrapped around into a mummy for re-construction work till 2020. Staying opposite itbut really nothing attractive . What a disappointment !!

Thank u_never_know_jess
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During my visited, the bigben was under construction..so the local people told me u hve to come next year..n yes my answered..

Thank Sharul N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we were there when they were working on this monument but it stays a beautiful peace of art !

Thank Kellyke1
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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October 26, 2017|
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Response from Tootnflute | Reviewed this property |
They are keeping at least one clock face visible throughout the renovation work, at the moment it’s the south face, the one that looks towards the Victoria Tower at the opposite end of the Houses Of Parliament.
Thomas G
October 6, 2017|
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Response from Mark O | Reviewed this property |
any pie you like
October 3, 2017|
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Response from VikingKrishna | Reviewed this property |
Correct, until 2021 is whats said currently.