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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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  • The right picture takes only a few minutes to grab while you visit Big Ben. Brief but timeless! Highly recommend if you can make the quick trip. 
    The right picture takes only a few minutes to grab while you visit Big Ben. Brief but timeless! Highly recommend if you can make the quick trip.  more »
  • For some reason, my taxi (Uber) ride from Heathrow Airport to my hotel in downtown London went right past Big Ben, a good bonus! It is British history and it was pleasant to see. I note that there.....  more
    For some reason, my taxi (Uber) ride from Heathrow Airport to my hotel in downtown London went right past Big Ben, a good bonus! It is British history and it was pleasant to see. I note that there.....  more »
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  • What a classic structure made during 1860s. View from London eye is also worth viewing. There are many other tourist attractions near this place, which is definitely gonna take your day, and still you may want to come here again. Amazing tourist attraction in London. Vibes are great here 😁 You can easily reach here through train. Westminster or Embankment is the nearest station.
  • Lovely place. A great tourist place. Always big crowds. However, it is worth coming here. The Big Ben building is an extraordinary architectural craftsmanship. Today, after renovation, it looks like new. I highly recommend visiting this place in London.

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