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“A one off”
Review of Big Ben

Big Ben
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Private Tour: Big Ben to Covent Garden Tour in London
Ranked #5 of 1,633 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 Elizabeth Tower was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May. The Great Bell's strikes were heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September. All visits to Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours are now suspended due to refurbishment with the last tour having taken place on 16 December 2016. Tours are scheduled to resume in early 2020 once the work is complete. Visitors can still book tickets for a number of other tours at the Houses of Parliament which take place on Saturdays throughout the year and on weekdays during Parliamentary recesses.
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“A one off”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

The tower is shortly to be renamed but it always be Big ben to most people.Try a walk along the river from Blackfriars and take photos from that angle.

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“The famous clock”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Seeing in person was so different. Its magnificent!

Visited April 2012
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“Smaller than you would imagine”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

What can I really say ? If you have seen big ben on tv you will be a bit surprised at how small it is in reality. Visit the southbank and have a walk along to see the many performers and get some fantastic photographs. The southbank is less busy on weekdays and is just across the river which is ideal if your a tourist wanting to get some clear shots and have a relaxing walk.

Visited January 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“BIG BEN!!!”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

It's always a must see! Exit Westminster from Underground!

Visited May 2012
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“Part of London”
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Another iconic part of London. Time is always right and Big Ben can be seen from many parts of London so enjoy the sight.

Visited May 2012
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