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Big Ben

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Temporarily Closed Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous clock tower which stands at the Houses of Parliament. The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The...more
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wanted to see this “London icon” but unfortunatle it was under repair. I have no clue how it actuall looks like....

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mvlasceanu
Reviewed 2 days ago

Since Big Ben is all over the souvenirs shop I expected at least to see it but unfortunately it is under construction. It is very ugly with all these black platform. At least they could place panels with the real picture of it. It was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mimsito
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can’t beat BB. Always a pleasure to see BB and the chimes keep the London clockwork. A pleasure seeing the tower and the clock.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank catflap101
Reviewed 2 days ago

London reminds me somewhat of NYC , you must take a ride in the London Eye. The Westminster Bridge is also very busy with many vendors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gaitrie P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to say every time I turn there is something to marvel at.... But be warned... search and google WHEN construction will be done here...cant see a thing !!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnnydrama1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We could only see 1 clock face and another that was chatrooms by scaffolding. You can't visit it at this time. Locals at a restaurant told us they thought it was closed for at least a couple years. Disappointing, but in the grand scheme of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can still hear the gong of the rounded hours.....a must c & b place. easy to walk. need raincoat. in suumer. I was here Aug 1987

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tsurisrael
Reviewed 2 days ago

great attraction with a wonderful history. The location of the first public time-piece in the UK - although not this one.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Watty0407
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Big Ben is under reconstruction and everything is covered as expected from a construction site, nothing to see

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yoni R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I like doing my photography so went purposely to photograph big ben, but massively disappointed has all scaffolding up has hes now getting a facelift, wish i,d done my homework before, you can just see his face

Date of experience: March 2019
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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2 December 2018|
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Response from globetrottingYankee | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question seeking a specific information, but a rhetorical skeptical statement or a complaint that should be addressed to the corporate office of TripAdvisor...Posted reviews are personal impressions of their... More
2 December 2018|
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Response from Kiararamirez | Reviewed this property |
True, but if you refer to it as Elizabeth Tower, a lot of people will not know what you're talking about
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29 September 2018|
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Response from Martin5192 | Reviewed this property |
I believe its August 2021 😐