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Big Ben

4.6/5743 Reviews
Historical Architecture

Business Hours

Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Address

Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
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About Big Ben

Big Ben is located to the north of London's Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster atop a 98-meter-tall clock tower. The clock face is brightly illuminated whenever the Houses of Parliament are in session. The giant clock represents England's classic culture. It is a landmark of the City of London and a source of pride for the people of England. Whenever London is used as the setting for a film, you can be absolutely certain to catch a glimpse of Big Ben. Although it is commonly known as Big Ben, the clock tower was renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
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Getting Around

By Subway: Take the Circle line, District line, or Jubilee Line and get off at Westminster Abbey station.
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Helpful Information

Big Ben, and the main parliament building is only open to the British. Foreign tourists may only observe the exterior of this massive structure. The area around Big Ben, and the Parliament is filled with street performers that require gratuity for photos, music and magic tricks. In August of 2017, the English started maintenance on the clock tower. During these repairs and maintenance the bell will not ring, it is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
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Special Events

The Parliament Clock Tower, also known as Big Ben, is one of London's most famous landmarks. Every tourist must have an iconic photo with Big Ben when traveling to London. From the riverside of the Thames near the London Eye Ferris wheel is an excellent position to capture the full clock tower. From the other side of the river you can see the panoramic view of the entire House of Parliament and Big Ben.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Top recommendations for the best restaurants near big ben are: Cinnamon Club, The Marquis of Granby, The Silver Cross, The Lord Moon of the Mall, Boyds Grill & Wine Bar
These are the places that you must visit near big ben: Parliament Square, Saint Margaret's Church on Parliament Square, Westminster Bridge, The UK Supreme Court, Jewel Tower

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