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Big Ben, London
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If you could only choose one icon to represent Great Britain, Big Ben would have to merit strong consideration. The name commonly describes the clock tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, but the title originally went to the bell inside the tower. The official name of the tower is Elizabeth Tower. UK residents can take a tour of the tower, going all the way to the top for spectacular views of London. If you're a foreign visitor, you'll have to be content with snapping photos from the ground. The clock tower is photogenic at any time of day, but even more so when it's lit up at dusk. Put Big Ben at the forefront of your travel plans using our London holiday planner.
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  • Awesome... Do not ignore during his sejiur personally, I love coming back once night falls... magical
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  • The symbol of London, stunning for its beauty and grandeur, but also to look so epic that seems to accompany it. His view from the bridges is fantastic.
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  • When you are in London and you're out for a stroll, it is always recommended to go past the big tour. Big Ben is beautiful and free to talk about it from the ground. I always recommend that you go for a walk in the area!
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  • Awesome area. You can feel London here. So busy. So diverse. Good atmosphere.
  • Where: Big Ben - London, UK What: The clock and clock tower How was it: Big Ben is great. You can't really miss this place, as it's right in the centre of things. This whole sector with the Westminster Abbey and Parliament square is worth exploring. Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yeah you should go.
  • Big Ben is one of the most iconic clock towers in the world and is worth seeing if you ever visit London. However, if you don't mind crossing a very busy road in a matter of seconds or being in crowds, this is the place for you. There is also a very lovely park on the other side of the tower that isn't very busy and is even better for taking pictures that the more crowded sidewalk.
  • Very disappointed with my experience. I was looking forward to go to this relaxing and historic attraction. However, upon my arrival this man with a crazed look in his eyes attacked me. He kept screaming "CONTEXT IS THE GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES YOU IDIOT" and "GOD SAVE THE QUEEEEEN". In the attempt to get him to stop attacking me, I pulled off his beanie and oh! What a sight! That man had a bulging vein on the side of his head. Awful experience!!
  • Iconic clock tower. You will not find any tower that looks like this. It is cool to look at, but you can not go inside. I have always wondered what the interior looked like.