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Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower)

Monument / Landmark and Historic Site
Westminster, London
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  • Saad M ™ ✔.
    Saad M ™ ✔August 27, 2016
    The real name is “The Clock Tower”. Big Ben is just the nickname given to the largest bell in the tower, formally known as “Great Bell”. However, “Big Ben” has become much more commonly used. (FACT)
  • May ♍.
    May ♍January 18
    An instantly recognizable symbol of London, you can spy Big Ben from any number of vantage points in the city. It's truly magical if you're standing right there when you hear the clock's chime
  • Yuvi S.
    Yuvi SehmiAugust 16, 2014
    Really famous landmark in London you can't go to London without visiting such buildings as the Big Ben and it overlooks the River Thames which is a spectacular sight , especially in at night
    Upvoted Dec 13, 2016
  • David C.
    David ChungJanuary 14
    One of the most popular attractions in London, definitely worth visiting! Do take a walk along Westminster Bridge to get a nice view on the clock tower as well as the adjacent Palace of Westminster.
  • Mario B.
    We it's getting late here about 9:30 pm and I'm need to get a great head start. Big Ben is a wonderfully piece of craftsmanship. To all the beautiful Glamlife Idols our time is now. Stay focus....
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 3, 2015
    To go inside the Big Ben's tower you must be a citizen from Great Britain, or book in advance (up to a few moths before your visit). The place and building is amazing, the details are impressive.
  • Nansky G.
    Nansky G.April 29, 2013
    One of the TOP ten places to visit in London. Big Ben chimes every 15 minutes and the sound can be heard for a radius of up to 5 miles.
  • Rodolfo G.
    Rodolfo GabrielNovember 11, 2016
    Beautiful details and of course the place not to miss if you always wanted to travel to London. Go there and take the famous photo with the phone booth with the tower in the back :)
    Upvoted Jan 14
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkNovember 16, 2013
    You can't visit London without going to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Two photo ops in one: the London Eye is just across the River Thames!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HovingtonMarch 1, 2014
    Did you know? The clock’s time is adjusted every year with an old British penny. If the clock is fast, a penny is added to the pendulum, and if the clock is slow, one is removed.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GardenerFebruary 12, 2014
    A fantastic Iconic landmark in London, that I recommend anyone visiting checks out. One Tip - Make sure you take your coat, it can be really cold here, with the Thames winds.
  • Jacques
    JacquesMay 13, 2015
    You can hear the chimes of Big Ben all around London The official name is Elizabeth Tower; but everyone calls it Big Ben. You can arrange a tour up the tower to see the clock face but contact your MP
  • Nick W.
    Nick WardJune 17, 2014
    The climb of the Elizabeth Tower to Big Ben was was one of the best tours I have ever taken in London. Book about 6 months in advance via your local MP
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the most photographed buildings in all of London. Also one of the most iconic landmarks. It is a great view. Just a shame about all the tourists.
  • Pete S.
    Pete SteanApril 28, 2014
    Big Ben, the largest bell in the Elizabeth Tower, was forged at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London's East End, as was the Liberty Bell. The Foundry still creates bells to this day...
  • Malek A.
    Malek AlmutairiOctober 3, 2016
    Not doubt everybody visiting London should go there and it is even more special to see from the other bank of the Thames. Fantastic building !!! Really amazing 😍
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DönmezJune 1, 2015
    This is a very historical and arhitecture building which is the where English Parliament located also. Have to visit..
  • Deborah Lynn R.
    Sojourned in Westminster with my University of Guelph mate from Canada. Enjoyed seeing the Big Ben, the O2 and the Sealife Aquarium. I would recommend it to anyone who wants some British culture.
  • Game Reviews
    Game ReviewsApril 17, 2012
    I highly recommend visitors to London, go and visit this Landmark location, also my Tip of the day is set your Watch by the time as well, as its 100% accurate.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HovingtonMarch 1, 2014
    A golden inscription, written in Latin, can be found at the base of each clock dial. It reads Domine Salvam Fac Reginam Nostrum Victoriam Primam, meaning O Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First
  • Foodimentary
    FoodimentaryApril 8, 2014
    Did you know Big Ben is the name of the bell in the structure. The building is named the Elizabeth Tower
  • Crescentrating Halal Friendly Travel
    Big Ben is the largest four-faced ringing clock & the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world.It stands 320 foot high & looks stunning at night when the four clock faces are illuminated Read more
  • Doy
    DoyJanuary 11, 2011
    Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.The present tower was raised as a part of Charles Barry's design for a new palace
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 2, 2015
    Try crossing, or on Westminster Bridge for some decent views in addition to walking right up to it.
  • MEL BROWN S.
    MEL BROWN STUDIOSAugust 24, 2014
    A must. Along with the area. Lovely little pub just round the side of Westminster tube station.
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad A.February 18, 2016
    Amazing architecture! Good place to walk around especially the river side..
    Upvoted Dec 27, 2016
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comMarch 19, 2013
    Did you know that the first 61 meters of Big Ben are made up of brickwork and stone and the remainder of tower is made from cast iron?
  • Jason M.
    Jason McKeytonJuly 10, 2016
    You will be amazed once you realize how small it is for a "big" Ben! Nevertheless really worths the experience, and you shall take some of your best photos here!
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    Big Ben refers to the 13 ton bell in the clock tower of Westminster Palace. Opinion is divided as to whether it was named after the then Commissioner of Works, or a famous prize-fighter of the time.
  • Janewit K.
    Janewit KosrikulMay 2, 2011
    U must try crape that opposite Big ben(out of the tube n on yur left hand side-on the bridge) Tht is great for me & nice view to see London Eye here!!
  • Paul L.
    Paul LebeauMarch 9, 2012
    Have had a great lunch in a pub close to Big Ben. Found out two things that I did not know. First it is leaning, 2nd the stone used to build it supposedly contains traces of rare earth elements.
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseMarch 30, 2016
    Amazing view during the sunset and cloudy weather in the winter. If you don't have a picture in front, you aren't supposed to be in London!
  • Snappy Snaps
    Snappy SnapsApril 5, 2012
    Iconic London sight. Perfect to photograph - especially when the sky's blue. Taken a magically shot of Big Ben, want to share it with your friends? Print it nearby, here http://goo.gl/CQsRA
  • Giggle G.
    Giggle GigglySeptember 22, 2015
    Beautiful landmark. A lot of tourists around though. Visit during weekdays if possible.
  • Felipe F.
    Felipe FragaJuly 27, 2013
    Big Ben is the name of the bell on the top of tower, not the clock tower itself. Be sure to go around and check the Houses of Parliament and Westminister Abbey while you're here.
  • Yara A.
    Yara AlGorainiAugust 30, 2014
    Its a must landmark to visit in London especially at the time when Big Ben bill rings..so amazing! 👍
  • Alessandro C.
    Alessandro CandeoDecember 28, 2015
    One of London's historic landmarks. Impressive atmosphere with the night lights! Don't miss the sound of the Bell!
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorSeptember 26, 2016
    Nothing screams London than Big Ben. So many angles for that perfect shot, all equally as good.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Designed by architect Charles Barry as part of the Palace of Westminster, The Clock Tower was completed in 1859. Read more
  • Leanne
    LeanneFebruary 23, 2016
    It's immediately outside Westminster station. Best views of it are from across the bridge though.
  • Will B.
    Will BelfordSeptember 18, 2013
    Incredible! I took photos of it, I will remember for life! The city's landmark is even more beautiful when you're next to it!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 27, 2015
    Probably one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. Big Ben is the name of the bell and not the tower.
  • London24
    London24May 3, 2012
    The bell of 'Big Ben' weighs 14.5 tonnes. It is the huge size of the bell that inspired Benjamin Hall to give it the name of Big Ben.
  • Diana P.
    Diana PJuly 1, 2013
    Hop on the northbound bus number 12 from Westminster. It will take you past the Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.
  • Andy T.
    Andy ThorntonFebruary 9, 2013
    Dazzle your intellectually inferior friends with your pedantry by reminding them that Big Ben is the name of the bell, not the clock tower.
  • National Maritime M.
    Big Ben’s 1844 design brief demanded the clock’s performance be telegraphed twice daily to the Greenwich Observatory, a global arbiter of time for city dwellers and seafarers. Find your maritime story Read more
  • Steve H.
    Steve HovingtonMarch 1, 2014
    Did you know? Big Ben chimes every 15 minutes and the sound can be heard for a radius of up to 5 miles.
  • Zakarya A.
    Zakarya AlahmedSeptember 4, 2015
    The landmark that you can't visit of you don't have a British nationality. I think tourists can book a ticket could of months before they can come.
  • K
    KApril 11, 2015
    A must see, enjoy the area and the scene in the morning and come back at night for a breathtaking view!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Hop on the northbound bus number 12 from Westminster. It will take you past the Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.
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