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Big Ben
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Ranked #15 of 1,815 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing place to see in person! A must for anyone in London. Beautiful architecture and some of the most memorable photos of your trip.

Thank Ryan R
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is the moment when you most feel like you're in London: seeing the iconic Big Ben up close.

I found it exciting to see in real life what I've seen in so many movies and TV shows.

Big Ben was smaller and more intricately detailed than I had expected.

1  Thank Olivia G
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I loved it... soo pretty. It was even prettier in the dark.. i hope to come back and visit again soon.

1  Thank Ragnhild R
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Took the tube, which is very easy to use. Once there you can see the London eye and walk to the palace

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The best time to see Big Ben may be at night, when the clock faces are illuminated, as is the facade of the Palace of Westminster facing the Thames. The effect from Westminster Bridge or the far bank of the Thames can be breathtaking. 

1  Thank GabrielaStancu
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