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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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  • Since I was pretty sure there would be scaffolding and visible construction work at Big Ben over the past year or two, potentially hindering the feasibility of good photo ops, I was glad to come to... 
    Since I was pretty sure there would be scaffolding and visible construction work at Big Ben over the past year or two, potentially hindering the feasibility of good photo ops, I was glad to come to...  more »
  • The clock is shiny and golden following a fresh coat of paint and a little pandemic facelift, but it wasn’t showing the right time when we visited so is purely ornamental. Definitely with a stroll... 
    The clock is shiny and golden following a fresh coat of paint and a little pandemic facelift, but it wasn’t showing the right time when we visited so is purely ornamental. Definitely with a stroll...  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.

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