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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 via mobile

I love to visit this place specially I like to walk on the same street nice location....most attractive place of london

Thank Natural_World9
Reviewed yesterday

Well, it is impossible to go to London and not see the Big Ben. Impossible because wherever you go, there it is! Extremely tall, with its bell every hour. Great place for grat pictures! =)

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in London the day after Parliament was opened, so many of the barricades were still in place in and around the Palace of Westminster. Still, it was worth the visit to see it in person.

Thank Profdefran
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Ben is stunning during the day but at night time it's lit up. It is breathtaking. Wonderful landmark.

Thank Carole T
Reviewed yesterday

At Westminster Bridge next to the Houses of Parliament. An impressive piece of architecture. Great photo op.

Thank Maytwentytvelve T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is an interesting place to visit. It was tinged with sadness over the recent murders in the area. Worth a visit but remember those who died.

Thank Eamonn M
Reviewed yesterday

Have to stop by Big Ben whilst in London! Very centrally located with plenty of photo opportunists along the river. Also close to other tourist attractions and plenty of restaurants

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed yesterday

You have to see Big Ben on a trip to London, it is simply a stunning piece of architecture and clock-making!

Thank newda02
Reviewed yesterday

I honestly suggest seeing this wonderful site at night. London at its finest. Would reccomend that tourists in particular see this site, as well as SoHo and Chinatown.

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been lucky enough to have private tours of both houses plus a trip up Elizabeth Tower to get close and personal with Big Ben. The estate epitomizes all that is great about Britain. I am sure Elizabeth Tower must be one of the...More

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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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How does it look now given the renovation? Any scaffolding yet? Thank you!
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.
Which is the best time to visit big ben, day or night ?
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.