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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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  • To come back to see as it is under renovation and you only see the clock while the rest of the tower is covered with scaffolding and towels
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  • 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. This was Complet...  more »
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  • A lovely experience at one of London’s most famous landmarks. It is currently under going maintenance though. It is a classic London sight, easily accessible by multiple means of public transport, or by foot when walking around. It’s a great, classic monument. Very glad they are looking after it so well and to it being around for a long time to come. I Love this place so much, its a MUST go location.
  • Big Ben is among one of those landmark that comes immediately in mind when you think of London. But unfortunately when I went there it completely covered and can't see anything as it renovation work is going on. This is located at superb location at Bank of river Thames and have easy access by the Tube and bus route as well. This is One of must visit places if you are going London for first time. :)
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