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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. Use our London travel website to add Big Ben and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • I remember as a child asking my mother about the big clock on the bottle of HP Sauce. How great to FINALLY get to see the original up close and personal! Like the Tower Bridge, an icon of one of the.....  more
    I remember as a child asking my mother about the big clock on the bottle of HP Sauce. How great to FINALLY get to see the original up close and personal! Like the Tower Bridge, an icon of one of the.....  more »
  • What is there to say! This is the very icon that makes london famous. Big ben is the bell within the clock tower and weighs 13.7 tonnes. 
    What is there to say! This is the very icon that makes london famous. Big ben is the bell within the clock tower and weighs 13.7 tonnes.  more »
  • I have always wanted to say "Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament" and now I have, not only when we get lost and make lots of U turns but actually in front of Big ben and Parliament. It is a truly... 
    I have always wanted to say "Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament" and now I have, not only when we get lost and make lots of U turns but actually in front of Big ben and Parliament. It is a truly...  more »
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  • One of the icons of the city, you are bound to see it if you visit the capital, otherwise you weren't really in London. Enjoy its majesty, architecture. you can observe it from a thousand different points of the city. It is a visit that you cannot miss. Fully recommended, it does not disappoint. #5stars
  • Brilliant clock building or tower! Comfortable quality. Great to visit but looks quite safe. Big Ben is always comfortable and have clock. But I like when people see and goes to Big Ben. I’m happy to see and goes to Big Ben! Otherwise,design is nice and old so…I like it.
  • The Big Ben is a beautiful piece of architecture that is envied all around the world and for good reason. The spectacle that it creates at nighttime for me is something that it can only offer. For me is the focal point of London, the first place that I would go visit when I arrive there and the last place that I will say goodbye too. Welcome back Big Ben. Fun Fact: it is the actual Bell inside that is called Big Ben and not the tower.
  • Big ben is my favourite place to photograph. It is an iconic building with lot of history. Requires no introduction. The beautiful golden color is majestic. It's easy to reach and is within walking distance if few underground tube stations....Bank, Waterloo just to name two. Time your visit Well around new year firework for out of the world spectacular.
  • Well Well Well !!! This tower of BIG BEN is just beautiful. You for sure want a good picture with this astonished CLOCK TOWER. But, the area is fully crowded all the time. The best time to go take a picture is early morning and capture this beauty. A must lookout if in UK .

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