London’s Big Ben is legendary clock tower and most famous attractions in London. Big Ben also known as nickname the Great Bell or The Elizabeth Tower. The structure holds the second biggest four-faced chiming clock in the globe.
Big Ben tower finished in 1859 and had its Celebrated 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009. Big Ben is the name given to the huge bell within the clock tower, which weighs over 13 tons. The clock tower looks impressive at night when the 4 clock faces are illuminated.
Visiting Big Ben:
UK residents should contact their local MP or a Member of the House of Lords whom they know to arrange a tour. There no charge for guided tours booked in this way.
Big Ben Location:
Big Ben placed in the City of Westminster in the heart of London. Due to its central location, it is within just walking distance to various other London attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and many others.
The closest Underground Station is Westminster. You could also access Big Ben from Waterloo Station.
- All visitors allowed onto Elizabeth Tower/Big Ben tours must be UK residents. There are no exceptions to this.
- Over 11 years old.
- Able to climb all 334 steps unaided without assistance.
- Heart-related illness or who in the later stages of pregnancy not allowed.
- Arrive with sensible footwear, or they declined their position on the tour.
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