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Big Ben

| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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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 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
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most iconic landmarks of the magnificent London. A truly wonderful building and a must see attraction when in London.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Ben was covered and under construction during our visit the the area is bustling with things to see and do.

Thank Dee B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Happily visited the Palace of Westminster on this trip. Ben in the Elizabeth Tower was wrapped up securely for refurbishment. Quite disappointed we didn't get to hear Ben bong this trip.... But wait...we did! New Year's Eve he gave us a bell...and a beautiful bell...More

Thank Dana F
Reviewed yesterday

Big ben is great from all its sides. Go and take some pictures. During day and night it is just as fascinating

Thank voltezalti
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've visited here so many times, quite often between meetings. Big Ben is an iconic landmark and rightly so. It seems nomatter how frequently you visit there's always room for another photo! I cannot believe you'd be in London and not visit, but if you're...More

Thank anduain
Reviewed 2 days ago

The feeling of seeing the tower is a nostalgic moment from our childhood stories. Walking by and clicking the shots from so many different places is fun!

Thank Indieopus
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always good to see Big Ben whenever I visit London, its definitely one of the famous monuments you just have to see.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 2 days ago

These days Big Ben started a long meditation while these little workers walking along it's body to repair and make a major renovation. I am very sure by the end of this year, Big Ben comes out of these metal bars and get it's freedom...More

Thank kombizz
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughters loved Big Ben but I did not particularly enjoy it. I imagined it a little bit bigger... I do not know. Maybe I had so many expectations.

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big Ben was being cleaned when i visited but it was still impressive if not for the crowds and security.

Thank atleeharbour
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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
...More
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Marktayl6
18 December 2017|
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Response from ahmed t | Reviewed this property |
No , sorry
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mf715
27 October 2017|
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Response from Tootnflute | Reviewed this property |
They are keeping at least one clock face visible throughout the renovation work, at the moment it’s the south face, the one that looks towards the Victoria Tower at the opposite end of the Houses Of Parliament.
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Thomas G
6 October 2017|
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Response from Mark O | Reviewed this property |
any pie you like
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