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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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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!
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
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
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.
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.
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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
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 around. And we were able to redeem the unused portion of what we payed to purchase the card prior to our departure.
Response from Ahmedabdelaal | Reviewed this property |
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
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. Underground is called tube. I recommend you to ignore hip on hop off bus because each meter in London has something deserves to see.
-Buckengham palace royal guard changes at 11:00AM must see.
-westminster palace , big Ben and London bridge.
- Eye of London
- Hyde Park and st. James s park
- prime minister office and household cavalry.
-youbcan take river bus with the same oyster card and go to tower of London and tower bridge.
- biccadelly circus, leicester square, China Town, Covent garden and Trafalgar square.
- national museum, royal Albert hall, and madam Tesued museum.
- Harry Potter theme park.
And good luck