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Big Ben

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

We knew Big Ben would be closed during our visit but were still shocked at how much scaffolding there was. Only the clock face was visible. We look forward to visiting again after it reopens.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Since the clock tower and building are going under an extensive restoration you were able to see 1 clock face that was left exposed. We new this was happening before we arrived but was still disappointed not to be able to see this iconic treasure.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I saw this last year. But unfortunately it is under repair at the moment and is completely covered by scaffolding that extends to the Parliament as well. It did look nice last year, not much to see this year.

Thank GLC314
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ugh scaffold scaffold scaffold! That's what you will see when you visit Big Ben this year. I believe it's supposed to be completed by 2020 but the build itself us still gorgeous. You can still manage to get a shot of the clock...barely! But hey...More

Thank FinSym
Reviewed yesterday

Big Ben was under construction when we were there so didn't get the full affect of it and we were disappointed.

Thank LouiseHShrewsbury_MA
Reviewed yesterday

Big Ben was covered by scaffolding except for one of the clock faces. It will be under renovation through 2019. The clock face you see will change as one side is finished and they start work on another side.

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed yesterday

The only reason I gave a 2 is because it is under renovation and I don't want the reader to feel disappointed when they get to Big Ben. The ageless face of the clock is on full display though ...so there is still something left...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed yesterday

I was so excited to see Big Ben, but I didn't realize it was closed for renovations. The only thing you can see beyond scaffolding covering the entire tower is the clock itself. Hopefully, renovations are complete soon. My low rating was given on the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Any visit to London is incomplete without visiting the Big Ben please do visit with your friends and family it's a must

Thank sharjeelcool
Reviewed yesterday

I didn't do the research before hand to know it was covered in scaffolding so my daughter was very disappointed when we walked there to see it completely covered.

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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
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18 September 2018|
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Response from jcmschneider | Reviewed this property |
We did our own walking tours as there was so much to see and do around Westminster. We got a map of the subway system and bought an Oyster card which we used for the 4 days we were there. Much cheaper and quick way to get... More
29 July 2018|
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Response from Ahmedabdelaal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cheryl Your journey will start from the airport, First buy oyster card from the machine using cash or CC you will spent at much 12 £ /day nothing more.this could use for all transportation facilities inside London... More
17 December 2017|
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Response from ahmed t | Reviewed this property |
No , sorry