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  • R847EKjoshb
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This historical Place is such lovely and it a very good place to bring your family during the weekend thank you for the good experience and we will certainly be back
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Louise M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parking situation was shocking. They’ve clearly oversold the spaces so we hunted around for about 30min looking for a space. Eventually then opened up the gravel area at the back.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Amazing world famous iconic structure
    * Truly "brilliant" incredible one-of-a-kind architecture
    * One of the leading symbols of London and Britain

    CONS
    This is an active busy thoroughfare always full of vehicular traffic and pedestrians

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because I love it- I am truly enamored of it. I love every single detail and I wanted to study it and see it from every perspective and every level and every angle. So please see and "like" my many "helpful" 👍photos from the street, from on the bridge, from in the bridge and on the walkways at the top, from the Tower of London, from Sky Garden, from the Uber boat dock and from the Queens Walk as well as from the underground below machine room.

    For the practical aspects of my experience-

    I bought an on-line dated and timed ticket with my best estimation for after I finished my "visit" of the Tower of London. My calculation was "off," but upon entry to the Tower, my dated pass was not scanned, so I could leave, visit the bridge and return, which is what I did.

    Scanning of ticket and entrance to the inside was easy quick and no waiting.

    I chose the stairs to the top, rather than the elevator. The stairs are vintage, probably original from the construction in the ke1880s- again, see my many "helpful" 👍photos.

    There are descriptions and demonstrations and exhibits of the design and construction of the tower and its history, including grainy videos.

    Walking across the two parallel walkways is incredible- the views and the glass floor. In addition, I studied the constructions of the tower from that level. From the glass floor, I "stepped" on several gigantic double-decker buses and photographed that.

    I went and rested on the Queen's Walk but did not go to the immediately nearby attractions of City Hall and the HMS Belfast, nor did I go to the Shard, but I admired it from afar.

    I descended into the machine room and walked through it- I didn't understand a thing.

    I returned to the street level walkway of the bridge to do people watching and candid photography of passersby. I also made selfie videos of myself doing a Queen- style waving to those on the upper deck of the tourist boats, and I was thrilled to get a roaring raucous waving and response from those tourists (video sent immediately to daughter-in-law, who does and mimics the formal and somewhat disinterested wave that our late and beloved Queen used to do).

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Yes- absolutely- something on the order of 10GBP, with a senior reduction

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN
    For sure

    ADVICE
    * Purchase dated and timed tickets on line
    * Combine this activity with the Tower of London and/or HMS Belfast, the Shard and/or Sky Garden.

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the plan to write a "helpful" review and to attach many "helpful" photos here on tripadvisor, so if these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Frances B
    Kessingland, UK55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thought it was a little pricy until I realised there was much to see … very informative & thought provoking. Would recommend 😊
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • lauran1902
    Andover, UK369 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the UK's most prominent & iconic buildings with the most marvellous history. I visited recently having lived here all my life and never having been before (I'm in my 70s). I shall be going back, as there is so much to see and it requires lots of time.
    I used the electronic tour guide which, I must say, is utterly inadequate, and doesn't seem to tie up to the walking route you are required to take. I also felt that the narrative doesn't say enough about those who are interred in the Abbey (it is a bit crowded!). The Abbey could list all those interred/commemorated there, arranged alphabetically or by type (ie science) so that visitors can easily locate them.
    My tip to future visitors is to decide which bits you really want to see, locate them on a map/plan and focus on finding those. Otherwise, when you have completed your visit there may be things you have missed, like the tomb of the unknown soldier, the coronation throne and Stephen Hawking, and it's not possible to retrace your steps.

    This is a must see.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • pab
    Peak District National Park, UK211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour of the HOP.
    Really enjoyable and a must do for any person interested in how it all works at the Palace of Westminster. Paul was very informative and amusing (he reminded me of Simon le Bon). So do it if you can…fab experience of approx 1.5 hrs
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • SL
    London, UK82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buzzing place and suitable for all ages. Can get very busy with people but it's a great place for food, drinks, nd Market stalls.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Ollie 🤘
    Newton Abbot, UK28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING TOWER!! well as you can see I am from Newton Abbot, Devon. And I can see a different tower from my bedroom window 🪟. It is called St. Leonard’s tower. It is small but bigger than a house. Big Ben is 50000 x bigger (Well being Sarcastic! 😂) Really it is 3 x bigger.

    Many thanks 🙏
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Fantastic place- an outstanding 35th floor outdoor observation deck, a wonderful restaurant, an upscale bar, a verdant lush greenery garden and lounge chairs and sofas all over
    * Two levels of gigantic space
    * No limit to time spent there
    * It is free

    CONS
    * One has to book a date and time slot three weeks in advance
    * Airport-type security to get in

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because I wanted the experience and the panoramic 360- degree views from the 35th floor outdoor observatory.

    The "window of opportunity" to buy tickets was when I was over the Atlantic after having visited DC, NYC and Shenandoah National Park, so my daughter bought the ticket in my name.

    What a thrill to be there!!

    There is a line outside until we are admitted in according to our date and time stamped tickets. The elevator is fast.

    The lobby of the viewing platform is massive and gigantic and two levels. So many people can be there and one doesn't feel crowded. There are lounge chairs and sofas and couches everywhere. The lush greenery there on the 35th floor makes one feel like he is in a rain forest.

    The outdoor observation deck looks out over the River Thames, and it is fantastic. There are two floors of 360 degree panorama of seeing London from above, and I enjoyed walking though every inch and centimeter of all of that space.

    I couldn't spend as much time here as I wanted because i was running from my day of Tower of London and Tower Bridge to attending a performance of "A Comedy of Errors" at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Yes- it is free

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Yes- and I would spend more time and relax more

    ADVICE
    * Be sure to coordinate purchasing your free ticket as soon as it is available
    * Relax and enjoy the place!!

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the plan to write a "helpful" review and to attach numerous "helpful" photos here on tripadvisor, so if these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • pab
    Peak District National Park, UK211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very much enjoyed the guided tour with Sarah and found it all very interesting.
    Even better in the shop as there was a sale on certain things and then we could get a further 20% off as we did the tour. That’s the presents sorted!
    If you want you can get future entry for free in the summer to do your own headset guide tour and also explore the gardens (which we couldn’t ) So all in all, probs good value for money overall if you decided to do that.
    Not allowed photos though so had to be stored in the memory banks 👍 and also disappointed we couldn’t go on the famous balcony and wave at the crowds. Lovely touch that the thrones are recovered to save the planet….hilarious!🤔
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • James
    London, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On my bucket list for some time. I have had a romance with the outside of this place ever since moving to London, and was so inspired by this visit. The stairs are narrow but the architecture is simply beautlful, words cannot describe the intricacies of it all. Fantastic choice of place to go to, would recommend to anyone.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Colleen CS
    Portsmouth, UK22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time climbing over the o2. It was a beautiful sunny morning to see all the sights. Our guide Scarlet was fantastic, she was knowledgable and had an infectious enthusiastic personality ensuring we had fun all the way. It is very well organised activity, and we had the opportunity to borrow jackets, shoes and gloves. We definitely needed the shoes as it was slippery on the way down. I would highly recommend this for a fun 90 minutes in East London.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • June
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a little nervous when it comes to heights but Howard the "London expert" said that this is quite normal and to look outwards and not down. Very good advice. Howard was lovely. He pointed out all the landmarks we were looking for. He was knowledgeable and recommended some pubs and churches to visit as well as a book about called Eccentric London. Thank you Howard.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • James
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came here to watch cirque de soleil and what a fantastic show in a stunning venue, was lucky enough to watch this in a private box, really good view from the seats and the food provided was excellent. A tick on the bucket list.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Nicola B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend a visit here, very atmospheric and peaceful. Definitely worth paying for the tour as the stories behind some of the graves are really interesting, and Jo our guide had a great knowledge which made it a really enjoyable experience.
    Also there are a family of foxes who appeared at the end of the day, which was wonderful : )
    Written 29 February 2024
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