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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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  • Currently, the issue of long-term corrosion repairs went on Big Ben, but be sure to visit again after the completion of the wonderfully beautiful sang-Jin would like to see Big Ben, which is.
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  • Big Ben under repair while we visited and it was a huge bummer. The repair would be completed in 2022 I think, cannot wait to see the Big Ben chime again  more »
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  • I loved it. I live and work in inner London and the thrill of seeing Big Ben (more properly called the Elizabeth Clock Tower at Westminster) never wears off. The renovations in progress should provide the necessary maintenance and upgrades to keep the clock and tower in proper operating condition well into the future. It is possible under normal circumstances to go on a tour of the inside and inner workings of the clock for those lucky local few who contact their MOP, but just being able to walk around the perimeter and enjoy the views is very worth while. Absolutely highly recommended, and should be on your bucket list if in the area.
  • Big Ben is one of the best historical building that ABSOLUTELY you must see when you are in London!!. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.  Big Ben is well known place internally and being here just incredible, what a beautiful landmark!. Either day or night, many tourists in this area capturing the beauty of Big Ben. There are so many things to see in that area. Plan whole day here for sure. Enjoy your time in London.
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