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Big Ben

| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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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

London at its best. From thesouth side of the thames you get a great view of these buildings. Only problem at the moment July 2017 they have scaffolding up

Thank Barry S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Totally worth a look! The buliding is breathtaking. See it from a few different angles. We passed by boat and bus tour. So happy to have seen it in all its glory.

Thank Reja G
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice place. Take many photos when come here! First place i came when i had a visit for 3 months in London

Thank ellenrichards2017
Reviewed yesterday

Although it was blustery and chilly the day we walked past Big Ben and the parliament (so what's new!), we enjoyed seeing the symbol of London's government. The architecture is so typically British.

Thank PatriciaJH44
Reviewed yesterday

A truly iconic bell and bell tower adjoined to the renowned Palace of Westminster wherein the Houses of Parliament are contained. Almost everything in this area has an international reputation and forms part of the historic tours of these attractions and Big Ben is by...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Ben is currently covered in scaffolding for essential maintenance so we didn't get great pictures of this iconic landmark. It is subsiding and I think the works are planned to go on for several years.

Thank Deanne G
Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to have this landmark close by to the hotel we were staying at ... it truly is the quintessential London landmark and I got a thrill every time I walked by!

Thank Amy C
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to go and look at Big Ben at nighttime and it was the perfect mix of stunning and serene. Loved every second!

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed yesterday

You have to come here if you are in London, best views are available from opposite bank of Thames. Do not miss this

Thank Aayush_Bagla
Reviewed yesterday

Don't just drive by take time to step inside and see upclose the splendor. The architecture is stunning and the history very interesting

Thank adelewaite
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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Pooja M
27 June 2017|
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Response from neeraj2boby | Reviewed this property |
yes and no.... almost whole of the main city...
24 April 2017|
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Response from Ian L | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Preparation work is now underway. The scaffolding will start going up fairly soon.
5 March 2017|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
you can see clearly on a good day the whole building and houses of parliament with detailed architecture. day time best. but night time different and as good.