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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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  • You can't really miss Big Ben if you're in the area, and there are a few great ways to see it (most notably from a river cruise and/or from the London Eye). Looks great by day and by night. 
    You can't really miss Big Ben if you're in the area, and there are a few great ways to see it (most notably from a river cruise and/or from the London Eye). Looks great by day and by night.  more »
  • Iconic building that you need to visit if you are in London. This needs to be on all itinerary when visiting London 
    Iconic building that you need to visit if you are in London. This needs to be on all itinerary when visiting London  more »
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  • One of the icons of the city, you are bound to see it if you visit the capital, otherwise you weren't really in London. Enjoy its majesty, architecture. you can observe it from a thousand different points of the city. It is a visit that you cannot miss. Fully recommended, it does not disappoint. #5stars
  • Brilliant clock building or tower! Comfortable quality. Great to visit but looks quite safe. Big Ben is always comfortable and have clock. But I like when people see and goes to Big Ben. I’m happy to see and goes to Big Ben! Otherwise,design is nice and old so…I like it.

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