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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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What a beautiful building to be standing on the street looking up to that clock was pretty cool the detail amazing we were there just before midday so hearing it chime was awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful building to be standing on the street looking up to that clock was pretty cool the detail amazing we were there just before midday so hearing it chime was awesome

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Big Ben is London and it is an impressive clock tower on the north end of the Palace of Westminster.Big Ben is actually the bell and the tower is formally known as the Elizabeth Tower. A must see if in London.

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A landmark not to be missed. Sure there's a lot of tourists here but who wouldn't want to see this place. After all, your trip in London wouldn't be complete without seeing Big Ben.

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Stayed in London for husbands birthday weekend Big Ben was amazing you really don't appreciate it til you see it

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I know it's called Big Ben, but in person, the stature and detail is amazing. The view is great from the London Eye and there are lots of great picture opportunities.

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Big Ben is by far the most iconic building in the city, and even more impressive when you're standing right next to it. Unfortunately, it is located near a bridge with very busy traffic, which makes viewing the building somewhat less pleasant due to high pollution and noise. For some reason, the building is completely fenced, as if it were... More 

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Big ben is a landmark feature in the city scape of London and is a delight to see. Next to the Shard probably the best sight to soak up visually. You can not go see it ,sure you cant miss it!

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This is with Parliament building very visible London attraction. When you are visiting London banks at the river or going with boat on Thames, you will see this nice building and you will know that you are in London. Also during the night the building is very good lighted with warm lights. It is also possible to visit the clock... More 

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As one of the Biggie attractions Big Ben does not disappoint you can see it from everywhere Its also loud

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Amazing to see this iconic structure. Fantastic view from the river of it. A London must see attraction

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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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