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Address: Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament | Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +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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As impressive as it looks

It is worth a walk along the Thames in the evening to see both Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament - they look just like they do in the photos'

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is worth a walk along the Thames in the evening to see both Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament - they look just like they do in the photos'

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Beautiful area to walk around both during the day and at night. A lot of tourists I would highly recommend taking the tour. Take the river taxi at night and the view is fantastic.

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You must visit this when in London. the view at night is amazing especially from the London Eye Pier which is directly opposite. Also take the Thames clipper for an cheap tour of Londons riversides as well as a view of all the attractions like Tower Bridge, the London Eye, The o2 arena and the emirates cable car.

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I recommend seeing this at night and walking down the Strand! PRO TIP! It gets windy at night and by the water, pack a scarf and hat just incase

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Not at big as the name suggests, which if something I already expected but a must do nevertheless, just to say "I've been to big ben"

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no matter how many times you visit theres always something new you discover. Visiting with kids, friends or just by yourself absolutely beautiful

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I mean...Big Ben is London. No doubt about it. When you see this fantastic piece of architecture you just feel like you are experiencing London to the fullest. It is a true sight to see. Watch it light up at night!

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It's always worth visiting such an iconic landmark and it's much more impressive in person than it is in photos. You can get a great photo of Big Ben and its surroundings from Westminster Bridge.

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Take the time to see it day and night. It is a congested area but you will likely be around here often. Walk across the bridge to see the view from there also.

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The most beautiful icon of the city, very very beautiful !!! Near the Thames river, and the Westminster Abbey, London Eye and is beautiful in the day, in the night, in the rain, sun, etc...

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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 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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