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Address: Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament | Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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+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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Clean, beautiful area. Attracts tons of tourists. My husband and I went to check out London and it is a short walk from all the huge spots along with London Eye and Buckingham... read more

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Clean, beautiful area. Attracts tons of tourists. My husband and I went to check out London and it is a short walk from all the huge spots along with London Eye and Buckingham Palace. We decided not to take a car as parking is expensive in London but enjoyed the view of Big Ben and got tons of great pictures

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Beautiful any time of the day or night to go and view. Wait for the chimes on the hour. Well worth a stop by when your in London.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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it was one traditional place so old and best art in 100 year ago. I was so glad to see there. but was so cold day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It never feels like I'm really in London til I see Big Ben. I never get tired of listening to the chime from the park across the road.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Iconic London, at night. Big Ben ! HOP ! Phenomenal night. Very busy through out the day. More manageable after dark ! If your in the area you need to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

magnificent sight to see colours were bright and the ornate details great to see wonderful landmark description can not do it justice

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Wow first time at London..we kerf the tube and walking out your met with big Ben..it's a must see for first timers..great place for photos

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and so worth visiting! I love that it sounds every 15 mins! Get great pic opportunities on the Westminister bridge where you can see Big Ben and Parliament House

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Big Ben is cool to see. We chose to kayak the river and view it that way. We were able to see a lot of sights this way since we didn't have a lot of time for sight seeing with a short trip. I would definitely recommend Kayaking London for this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big Ben is beautiful and Iconic Landmark for London. Connected to the Houses of Parliament with its beautiful architecture is a must see when in the City. Next to it is Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square and from here you can walk up to Trafalgar Square. Great photo opportunity and to hear the bells chime on the hour.

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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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