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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

A must see when you are in London, easily accessible from Westminster tube station. Westminster Bridge is next to the tower and you can see London Eye from across. very nice place for a photo :)

Thank WendylPl
Reviewed yesterday

What a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours, you need to be fit to climb all those stairs but its well worth it, particularly if you then get access to the Houses of Parliament.

Thank Geoff49uk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In movies Big Ben means London , there's a few Indian songs too referencing Big Ben hence a must see . Reached here via a Boat tour , didn't have to walk far from the Riverside where I got dropped .Big Ben and around seemed...More

Thank bangalore_ashish
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the walk near Big Ben and the abbey. Superb views. Just simply amazing and so lively around this place. Its too good to miss it.

Thank hudsonn90
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you plan to visit the Big Ben, try go there between the change of hours to video-tape the old-fashioned sound of the bell rather than only just pictures. If you prefer night pictures of a more romantic style, visit there after dark when the...More

Thank KWAN K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I regret that we didn't visit Big Ben AFTER going to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Adults and teens can learn more about the important of towers like Big Ben at the (paid) Observatory tour on the hilltop above the Museum. Anyway, Big Ben...More

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 2 days ago

We floated by on a river cruise as well as walking by Big Ben. It's more impressive in person than in any photograph or film.

Thank 635carynd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super day. Pity about the scaffolding but obviously needed to revitalise such a beautiful building Security very tight with barriers everywhere and armed police - better safe than sorry. Only spoiled by the disgusting amount of litter Be aware that the gift shop closes at...More

Thank myownrutlandUK
Reviewed 2 days ago

It truly is the icon that people think of when they think of London. Was definitely a photo stop on our open top bus tour of London. Had a nice picnic nearby outside the Houses of Parliament. Very central in relation to see other key...More

Thank Martyn W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Elizabeth tower is one of the must see sights in london for everyone traveling to london for the first time. make sure to tour Westminster palace while in the area.

Thank kurtaggie
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.