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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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Breathtaking views of Big Ben and city Nightlife wherever you turn theres city Iconic structures the London Eye,etc etc.

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Breathtaking views of Big Ben and city Nightlife wherever you turn theres city Iconic structures the London Eye,etc etc.

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You really can't miss it when you are in London. You can see it from a lot of different angles. It's part of their history.

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If anything you must take a picture in front of BB, from the street or the bridge when you are in London ;)

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Place you just need to go. I would recommend to walk or take a bus or train there and walk around a bit take some pictures and from there you can head from there to take a look at Westminster abbey then walk through the Green park with duck island and see the squirrels playing towards Buckingham palace...

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Worth walking around and seeing Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament...even if you don't venture around inside. You must get a picture of this iconic feature of London. Lots of tourists around at all times.

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When you enter the great hall and they tell you it was built in 12th Century, you should be impressed from the start. The audio tour tells the history and the process of England's government as you walk through the buildings. The glass, murals, statues and related items are all part of this most historical building. Take the audio tour... More 

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Get a good shot from the bridge while your back is facing the millenium eye/wheel. If youre lucky get big ben/elisabeth tower in one pic with the parliament! Worth checking it out when its already dark outside. Easily reachable if you re getting out of the "westminster" station...

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Great place to understand what the local time is :) ...in front of it you can see the London eye,must go. The surrounding area must be visited!

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The most famous clock, is the best representative of British punctuality. It is beautiful during day or night and surprises every half hour and at o'clock!❤️🌺🌸🌹🌻

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Itching to go back and make more memories. I love the calm walk summer or winter 🏡 Where it's situated really complements the view so you can easily go anywhere and enjoy the heart of your visit. Beautiful and under appreciated.

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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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