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Big Ben

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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...more
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Its hard to go to London and not desperately wish to see Big Ben. Its just not the same. Its probably worth the picture so you can say you saw the renovation when it is complete. Under renovation Big Ben kills the Westminster area skyline....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrclincolnhigh
Reviewed today

Not worth seeing for the next couple of yrs as it looks like a building site loads of scaffolding. dose not even chime.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philip C
Reviewed today

For us during day this was just one big watch and during night it was one of the most romantic experience discovered

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m lucky I live in the uk I can see Big Ben when ever I want felt sorry for people who have travelled thousands of miles to see it as it’s all covered with scaffolding. Anyway it’s still standing there in all its glory. Will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sjolliff27
Reviewed yesterday

You can go for a nice walk to the nearby bridge and have a nice view down the Themse. After that a walk through the St. James park in direction to the Buckingham Palace is recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manuel F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Maybe the repairing is a little bit too slow but the Big Ben is just the same as in tv and like in every movie...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mihael K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Ben was covered and there was nothing to see there, which was really sad as this was one out of 3 big wishes for this trip. We will try next time. But would have been nice if that information was easy to find so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gritj2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really a very nice historical monument symbol of London in the Westminster area overcrowded and now under reconstruction. So almost nothing possible to see of it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sakisskg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a heads up if you are wanting to see big ben - it's currently undergoing renovations, along with most of the Palace of Westminster so the best you will get to see is scaffolding!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 391grantt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although Big Ben is covered in scaffolding it is still a sight to see,along with the Houses of Parliment.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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3 December 2018|
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Response from globetrottingYankee | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question seeking a specific information, but a rhetorical skeptical statement or a complaint that should be addressed to the corporate office of TripAdvisor...Posted reviews are personal impressions of their... More
3 December 2018|
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Response from Kiararamirez | Reviewed this property |
True, but if you refer to it as Elizabeth Tower, a lot of people will not know what you're talking about
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30 September 2018|
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Response from Martin5192 | Reviewed this property |
I believe its August 2021 😐