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Big Ben

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Temporarily Closed 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...more
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| Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Reviewed today

London's biggest identity wrapped as it's undergoing restoration work till 2021. We were very unlucky like so many other tourists as we couldn't watch the original BIG BEN and missed the majestic chimes also!

Thank Dholakia2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes, Big Ben is currently ‘unseeable’. Long needed maintenance and restoration means the tower and clock are wrapped in weather-protective polythene and surrounded by scaffolding from top to bottom. Disappointing to not see him, but understand and celebrate the reasons. He will look as good...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed yesterday

I would say this is normally a great thing to visit, but it is undergoing a big restore at the moment and Big Ben was totally covered and you couldn't really see anything, from what I can gather it is some big maintenance

Thank Jane S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Ben is getting a facelift until 2021 so it had ugly scaffolding on the outside. The view of parliament was still decent.

Thank Rory Matthew M
Reviewed yesterday

It is being restored at the moment so we missed that opportunity for an iconic photo of our own. Disappointing but understandable.

Thank Ginger G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didn’t see much of it at all since it’s under construction. Good thing that you have other things around to see instead like the London eye

Thank VPMF
Reviewed 2 days ago

Covered in scaffolding at present, which can't be helped I guess, so be aware if you are expecting to see it in all it's glory

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is currently undergoing some major renovations so much of the Big Ben was covered and it will be unveiled in 2020. You are still able to see the clock face and get a good picture from one of the bridges in London.

Thank ReadySetJet4ever
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are going to London to see Big Ben, then you will be disappointed to see that it is behind scaffolding and is not visible as the beautiful clock tower we know. This will be for the next two years or so, we believe.

Thank LinSouthAfrica
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not worth seeing it right now, as refurbishment works completely closed it down and it looks like ruins...

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Anca M
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Response from Martin5192 | Reviewed this property |
I believe its August 2021 😐
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Response from jcmschneider | Reviewed this property |
We did our own walking tours as there was so much to see and do around Westminster. We got a map of the subway system and bought an Oyster card which we used for the 4 days we were there. Much cheaper and quick way to get... More
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Response from Ahmedabdelaal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cheryl Your journey will start from the airport, First buy oyster card from the machine using cash or CC you will spent at much 12 £ /day nothing more.this could use for all transportation facilities inside London... More
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