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Address: Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament | Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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+44 20 7219 3000
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more...

Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more popularly known as Big Ben. Although often referred to as Big Ben, this is actually the nickname of the bell housed within Elizabeth Tower - and Big Ben's official name is the Great Bell. UK residents can arrange a tour of Elizabeth Tower through their local MP or member of the House of Lords. Unfortunately these tours are not available to non-UK residents. A tour takes you up the 334 stone spiral steps to the top of Elizabeth Tower to hear Big Ben strike the hour. As well as seeing a spectacular view of London from 62 metres up the tower, you also go behind the clock faces and have the opportunity to visit the mechanism room to learn about how the clock works in the 21st Century.

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near to metro station : westminster. very easy to see, very crowned place. but the all area is beautiful and full of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

near to metro station : westminster. very easy to see, very crowned place. but the all area is beautiful and full of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with our young kids to show Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Saw Big Ben in the daylight and twilight. When crossing Westminster bridge to be on the South bank, it is possible to photograph the view across the Thames of Big Ben next to Houses of Parliament! A great view!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Standing underneath Big Ben lets you see it in such a different way. It is such an ornate building. Nice plaza next to it with huge statues of past Prime Ministers. A good place to sit and take a breath.

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A must see it is unique and inspiring to listen to the chimes of Big Ben as you stroll along the historical London streets is a rare treat. Can be seen from so many different vantage points around London, best seen crossing Westminster bridge it is truly lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big Ben is in fact the bell inside the tower which is officially the Elizabeth Tower. It is an iconic building and is probably one of the British views that is instantly recognisable all over the world

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If you haven't seen Big Ben while in UK then you haven't seen anything. The beautiful four faced Clock Tower is truly amazing. The area around Big Ben - Westminster and London Eye is so lively that you never get bored being here..

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The moment I first saw it I couldn't believe how impressive this landmark is! Just stand there and forget about time, hear its bells and get back to reality!

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The area around big ben can get very crowded with tourists just standing in the middle of the narrow footpath looking up. Best way to see big ben is from Westminster bridge. Or go all the way across to the footpath on the other side of the river. Best spot for evening views is on the very quiet jubilee foot... More 

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It is impossible to visit London without seeing and visiting the iconic Tower. Big Ben of course is the name of the bell in the tower. It is breath takingly beautiful. Everyone should visit this wonderful piece of English Architecture. Wonderful.

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beatifull... good energy... A lot of people's around the world. . You must go once in your life.....

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Westminster
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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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