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Review of Big Ben

Big Ben
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Private Tour: Big Ben to Covent Garden Tour in...
Ranked #19 of 1,867 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big Ben is under renovation. We could not see anything. From outside of Westminster,we just saw a tower clock.

Thank Soma S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are dying to see the beautiful architecture of Big Ben, you will need to return to London some other time. Right now, it is covered in scaffolding and you can barely see anything resembling the tower. SKIP and do something else!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently the building that holds Big Ben is surrounded by scaffolding. So not much to see. Bad timing for us.

Thank Chad F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see but scaffoldings... it is next to Westminster Abbey so we saw the metal structure. Otherwise we would not have gone of course.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must to see Big Ben its one symbol of London i think. Its something special, located in busy area but hey its London

Thank Kristi R
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