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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 2 days ago via mobile

Big Ben is under big restoration now. If you come to London to take a picture in front of one of London's famous landmark, wait until it's done, or you'll be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yarra R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awe stricking in architecture and aesthetic. Monument that speaks history and brings to life old England. Great for travel and fashion photography and can be used as an excellent backdrop for artisan films and projects.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank theRealAdiro
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't be disappointed if you go to London and see Big Ben and houses of parliament all covered up. They are undergoing a big renovation. You can still hear it chime. Looking forward to coming back

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nycsandyb
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's under renovation right now, but still fun to see the clock face and hear it chime. Nice view from the bridge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MLStenson
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have seen The Elizabeth Tower and heard the chimes from Big Ben as a resident of London and as a visitor. It would have 5 stars for being a landmark if it wasn't for the necessary mask of scaffolding it had when I last...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved rambling around Houses of Parliament and seeing centuries of history. We spent an hour or so in the Commons and also in the House of Lords. Would thoroughly recommend this if you have some spare time and interested at all in British history.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cornell V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be aware that Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are currently under construction. We did not look it up ahead of time and were surprised to see scaffolding covering most of the facade.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank traveler3450123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So sad. Could not see a thing except the face of the clock. Everthing else was covered by scaffolding. Very disappointing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank familytravelerswith4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Big Ben is the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. Definitely worth a visit if you in London!!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikesterling
Reviewed 4 days ago

Big ben is very easy to find however does have scaffolding on it currently! It is located right next to the houses of parliment and the thames.

Date of experience: April 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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December 2, 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
December 2, 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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September 29, 2018|
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Response from Martin5192 | Reviewed this property |
I believe its August 2021 😐