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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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Impressive building and arhitecture again,been in that arrea several times and every time still catches my eyes for a goid few minutes

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impressive building and arhitecture again,been in that arrea several times and every time still catches my eyes for a goid few minutes

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An incredible, iconic picture against the London skyline, Big Ben is a must see and is right in downtown Westminster, next to Westminster Abbey and a number of other sights.

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Lovely to see....great views....great place to get photos. Would have been nice on a dry day but it was lashing raining and umbrellas everywhere

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Big Ben is an impressive landmark, whether viewed as you come over Westminster Bridge or from Parliament Square. Big Ben is located in a fantastic part of London, right next door to the Palace of Westminster - Houses of Parliament and opposite Westminster Abbey, South Bank and the London Eye are a few minutes walk away as are Whitehall and... More 

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Sort of a must see while in London. Very busy area... get ready to take a picture and keep moving. The best pics were new year's even with all the fireworks behind the Clock face!

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It was a amazing experience visited The Big Ben. It was so crowded even thought It was easy to took pictures. In my opinion the best angle to take some pictures is on the bridge.

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Stop, Look and Listen---- so amazing to see it in person, although it's not a stand alone clock like I always envisioned it to be. Right at the Westminster Bridge, you'll see it as you exit the subway station on your way to Westminster Abbey.

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Big ben is statue of the whole London. I was speechless when i saw the whole parlament with big ben,that's amazing and i think that everyone must see it.

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Beautiful and free attraction. Must to see there. You can take pics in many angles. A little bit crowded even in winter time. But beautiful. Go and cross the bridge, from the other side you will have a better spot to appreciate Big Ben.

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Big Ben can be seen from across the Thames and the London Eye, so if you don't want to walk right up to the tower , you can still see it from other parts of London (although you do need to be close enough). The tower and the London Eye look especially beautiful at night- the lights will cast shadows... 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 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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