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Review of Big Ben

Big Ben
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US$52.35*
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Private Tour: Big Ben to Covent Garden Tour in London
Ranked #5 of 1,616 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Reviewed 9 July 2014

everyone needs their picture taken with Big Ben...an icon to the city and must see over by Westminster Abbey and Parliament

Visited July 2014
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“WOW!!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is the one thing i truly wanted to see while I was in London. I can remember seeing pictures of Big Ben as a child and young adult. It was Awesome to finally see it in person!!!

Visited September 2013
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“Cool old building”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Big Ben is still one of my favorite things in London--it has so much history associated with it, and it's so huge! I would like to know the time from Big Ben.

Visited November 2013
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“Very Iconic”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

It was my first time visiting London.
So, this place is one of must visit places in London.
I was so impressed with the Big Ben!!

Visited February 2014
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“The sound of London”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

While there are many sounds that are associated with London there is nothing that beats the chiming of Big Ben. It sounds staid and so very British. Not to be missed.

Visited December 2013
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