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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 yesterday

Normally an icon, but is currently covered in scaffolding. Very few, if any, travel sites mention this despite the fact that the renovations are to be taking many months.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed yesterday

Loved Big Ben - took a great picture in a red phone box with Big Ben in the background which is also iconic. Walked around and soaked in London. Felt safe but did not really go far at night.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MiloMagic2
Reviewed yesterday

Big ben is currently covered in scaffolding due to restoration work but it has to be done some time. We could see one clock face and at night it looked quite quirky.....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately there is nothing to see. The tower is being refurbished and is surrounded by scaffolding

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 699DavidE
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Ben is a massive clock in London. It is used during new year and does a countdown. It looks great in photos, but when you really see it, it is breathtaking. If you have some spare time, go and visit this magnificent clock! You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelAdvisor1029
Reviewed yesterday

Big ben has its owh charm, lovely architecture, love it even in the evening lights. Selfie is worth..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were disappointed as Big Big was covered in metal scaffolding and really couldn't ever tell what it was. I guess the next time we will finally see it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Big Ben is impressive, It's next to The London Eye, houses of Parliament, The Thames, and Westminster Cathedral, so chances are you will come across it anyway.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a walk by or our very time starved visit to London...unfortunately it was covered in scaffolding, which wasn't ideal for a photo opportunity...ticked of bucket list

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nev B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked across the bridge and saw this beautiful clock. I’m not sure if there are tours. The view is amazing. Another must.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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2 December 2018|
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Response from globetrottingYankee | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question seeking a specific information, but a rhetorical skeptical statement or a complaint that should be addressed to the corporate office of TripAdvisor...Posted reviews are personal impressions of their... More
2 December 2018|
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Response from Kiararamirez | Reviewed this property |
True, but if you refer to it as Elizabeth Tower, a lot of people will not know what you're talking about
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29 September 2018|
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Response from Martin5192 | Reviewed this property |
I believe its August 2021 😐