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It's not Big Ben but to Birmingham it's big enough and rightfully so. It is quite a landmark that... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2016
Amin A
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Big Brum

The similarity with Big Ben is obvious. It is a nice place, worth a visit. A lot more to see in the... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2016
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“Clock Tower”
Apr 21, 2018
“Blink and you miss it”
Birmingham's 19th-century Council House with its distinctive clock tower is called "Big Brum," since it is a replica of London's famous "Big Ben" clock tower.
Birmingham Central Library Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ, England
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

Was surprised to see the comparisons here on TA comparing this to Big Ben. It's an average clock tower, which would be easy to miss if you didn't look up at the right time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Birmingham version of Big Ben but slightly underwhelming. It's a nice clock tower but you could quite easily miss if you don't look up near the art gallery.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Until I saw this listed on Trip Advisor I never actually knew it existed! Hidden behind Victoria Square, Big Brum sits out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the city. You'd never notice it on your way up New Street, nevertheless its...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank issueskid
Reviewed May 13, 2017

As our tour guide said, London has Big Ben, Birmingham has Big Brum. A smaller version and that's as much as can be said. Check it out when in Victoria Square.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

It's not Big Ben but to Birmingham it's big enough and rightfully so. It is quite a landmark that can been seen from a distance. A good landmark to keep your bearings around the city.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Amin A
Reviewed May 19, 2016

The similarity with Big Ben is obvious. It is a nice place, worth a visit. A lot more to see in the surrounding area.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Svetko_Jimmy
Reviewed March 30, 2016

This elegant clock tower faces Chamberlain Square but can also be seen from Victoria Square which are sort of connected. It is a nice clock tower among a cluster of very interesting classical buildings in the two squares.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank percyvakil
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ian was our commentator. Not many sightseeing buses have a live commentator, but Big Brum did. He was charming, informative and very funny. The tour takes you to lots of corners of Birmingham. It was very interesting and the tour showed all the great corners...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank RRozlyn
Reviewed December 17, 2013

It's a clock. It apparently resembles Big Ben and when you're by it you should know where you are and what time it is.

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank JeremyPC
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