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Big Ben

Bridge Street, London SW1A 2 United Kingdom
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    Great sight to see.

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    The most popular sight of London is really impressive

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    The iconic image of London. Join the millions who have had their picture taken outside this most famous landmark. Being in front of Big Ben really says, "Yes, I'm in London now."

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    Can't be expressed, must be experienced. Just a beautiful thing to lay your eyes upon.

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    Is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the UK, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Its Clock Tower, has become known as "Big Ben" after its main bell, is an inconic landmark of London - A 5 minute walk from the apartment.

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    Did you hear they are changing the name?!

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    The first image that comes to mind when you hear london is the Big Ben, and here it is standing strongly and brightly with thousands of tourists admiring it, posting pictures with it, and snapping pictures and videos of it!

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    5 stars just for deciding to name the giant clock. London's just so full of good ideas. We should name all our clocks. Life would be so much easier.

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    Iconic landmark, very impressive surroundings. Definitely stop here for a picture opportunity and to just walk around taking it all in. Welcome to London!!!

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    Seems like a must-see - swathes of tourists are always gathered outside it. It is attached to the Houses of Parliament, so you could see them as well. Whitehall is just next to it - go and see Number 10, then head on down to Trafalgar Square and a billion other great places. Also on the same square as Westminster Abbey, where Will and Kate got married and where some other slightly less famous kings and queens are buried.

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    Everyone needs a photo of Big Ben! An interesting fact, this tower is not called "Big Ben". It's actually the Elizabeth Tower after Queen Elizabeth II. Big Ben is the name of the BELL inside the tower, who is named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the first commissioner of works. Learned this while on the River Thames cruise :) But you can also google it!

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    The British Parliament building is one of the world's most iconic buildings. Big Ben refers to the large clock tower that dominates the building and overlooks the Thames. The building is open to visitors, and if you are a fan of legislation you can even sit in on parliamentary debates.

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    One of the best attractions in London, I love all area around Big Ben, London Eye , the Westminster Abbey, all this area is so historical and magical.

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    An absolute MUST SEE. I recall leaving the Westminster Tube Station and seeing Big Ben for the first time--it definitely took my breath away. Architecturally beautiful!

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    Amazing structure and detail. Parliament and Big Ben are a must see while in London. Check when you can go into Parliament though, they can have some crazy hours.

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    Big Ben is a landmark in London. If you walk by in the evening it is beautifully lit up.

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    Amazing architecture, never fails to impress me.

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Description

Actually the name of the clock inside the tower, not the tower itself, Big Ben looms high above parliament and the River Thames. Impressive and iconic, non-citizens of the UK are not permitted to climb the tower-- enjoy it from across the river or from the top of the London Eye.

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4.5 out of 5
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Aliases: The Big Ben