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Big Ben, London

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Without doubt it is one of the main attractions of London. Interesting to learn about the importance of the buildings nearby, as well as to visit them. Filled with cultural information and beautiful architectural ensemble. Worth a visit.
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  • I only saw Big Ben from the outside, but boy was it awesome! really cool looking clock that you learned about in school and maybe sang a song about. 
  • They say is beautiful, charming and majestic easily accessible via the underground; always jam-packed with tourists
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  • Magnificent in person. Beware of lots of tourists in the area, gets really crowded. Also beware of people dressed as clowns who will photo bomb your pictures then ask you to shake their hand and give them some money. No thanks. Besides that, it’s a great place to take a picture in a telephone booth.
  • You can arrange a tour via your MP or a peer. However it will be closed for 3 years from December. The tour is amazing. You climb up a tiny spiral staircase over 300 steps. You stand behind the pugin designed clock faces. See the clock mechanism and best of all stand next to the bells as they strike the hour. Am amazing experience.
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  • Landmark for visitors. World wide you see beautiful .places .like London eye. Riverboat cruise .pubs bar restaurants. Etc public transportation. Very good 24hrs.
  • Fun fact: Big Ben is actually the name of the Great Bell inside the tower. The tower itself is named Elizabeth Tower. A great place to catch the time, as all you have to do is just like up. It's a very popular area for photos and tourists especially, add to that the Westminster Bridge and station are here and you can guarantee it will always be busy here!
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