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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 2 days ago

Highly recommend the Double Decker Bus Tours around London. It is a great way to get the history of icons like Big Ben as well as getting acclimated to the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sfrenchhabermann
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking to see the famous clock tower, you'll need to wait a while. The building is undergoing maintenance. The tower is blocked by scaffolding as part of the work being done.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TankerT
Reviewed 3 days ago

Would have been a perfect photo opp but the scaffolding sort of mars the view. But still a must take photo opp.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ahdus8
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was still in awe, even though they were working on it at the time of my visit. You could see all of the great it was to visit. Even though everyone has to see this it is really a must see. What a sight...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately when we were there Big Ben was undergoing maintenance so we didn’t get to see it. The Architecture of the structure is outstanding and I would definitely love to go back and see the clock face. This historic building could tell many stories. If...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet W
Reviewed 3 days ago

You really can't see much right now due to the scaffolding. It is quite a site overall, You can see more of it when you are on the London Eye. I don't believe the renovations will be done for awhile.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CLDLSLCL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to see Big Ben - but it had scaffolding all over it. Like everything old it needed to be cleaned and spruced up a little. We stayed in the boat on the Thames river and went to the next stop. Will have to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katmat3337
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's covered in scaffold until 2020! Only one clock face is visible. I understand it needs maintenance but who goes to London and can't see the most famous thing!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brianbY7002AB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be aware that as part of the restoration works to the houses of Parliament, the clock mechanism is out of service and the tower is covered in scaffolding. This means that you won't hear the famous Westminster chimes or Big Ben himself sounding the hours....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AHBeck
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tower is undergoing a £61m refurbishment, up from the original estimate of between £29m and £45m. The clock hands will be replaced with temporary ones while the originals undergo conservation work. The London landmark chimed for the last time in August and will not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
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Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
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Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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baldeagle2017
3 December 2018|
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Response from globetrottingYankee | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question seeking a specific information, but a rhetorical skeptical statement or a complaint that should be addressed to the corporate office of TripAdvisor...Posted reviews are personal impressions of their... More
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baldeagle2017
3 December 2018|
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Response from Kiararamirez | Reviewed this property |
True, but if you refer to it as Elizabeth Tower, a lot of people will not know what you're talking about
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Anca M
30 September 2018|
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Response from Martin5192 | Reviewed this property |
I believe its August 2021 😐
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