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Big Ben, London
(4.7/5 based on 19,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Fine during the day but even finer. Lite mkt people on everything else in London but sits nicely on the River Thames and the small boat restaurants nearby.
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  • Already three times in London and whenever I see it it is like the first time. I cannot enjoy its grandeur, together with all the Parliament on the banks of the Thames is one of the most beautiful postcards that you can enjoy in the city.
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  • Symbol of the city and the UK. Adjacent to the Parliament, the clock tower is a mandatory place to visit during a trip to London.
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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.